China's Li Yu's Lost In Beijing will have its world premiere tonight (Friday) in the Berlinale's official competition at the Berlinale Palast in the uncensored version after all.

Speaking to exclusively, festival director Dieter Kosslick announced: 'We are showing the film tonight in the version which the producer is sending us himself.'

The Berlinale's head of press Frauke Greiner added that film's producer 'had sent us a fax on Friday morning to inform us that he would only be sending the uncensored version with both German and English subtitles because the work on the subtitling for the other version was not finished in time.'

Kosslick admitted that there had been 'a real to-ing and fro-ing about this film' in the past couple of weeks because of the demands from the Chinese authorities to the producer and director Li Yu to cut out certain scenes. 'I am really curious to see the outcome, ' Kosslick remarked. 'We now have a situation where everyone is expecting a world sensation tonight.'