Director Zhang Yimou will receive a special prize at the Venice film festival

Режиссер Чжан Имоу получит специальную награду Венецианского кинофестиваля

Chinese Director Zhang Yimou (“wall”, “Hero”) will be awarded a special prize “Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory glory to the Filmmaker”. The award he will receive at the 75th Venice film festival, which will take place from 29 August to 8 September. This was reported on the official website of the film forum.

This prize has been awarded since 2006 filmmakers that have made a significant contribution to modern cinema. In previous years the laureates of the award became al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Brian De Palma, James Franco, and others.

“Zhang Yimou is not only one of the most important filmmakers of modern cinema. In his many eclectic productions. He showed the evolution of film language, and the dynamic growth of Chinese cinema,” said festival Director Alberto Barbera.

Yimou twice won the Venice film festival with the film “Qiu Ju goes to court” (1992) and “not one less” (1999). Also on this forum mentioned awards and other works by the filmmaker. And this year out of competition at the film festival will be showing his new film “Shadow”.

The film is opening the festival this year will be the “First man” Damien Chazelle, in which the main roles were played by Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. At the close of the film forum premiere of the biopic Driven (“Driven”), who will talk about the origin of the trilogy “Back to the future”.

As previously reported, out of competition, the 75th Venice film festival will be shown a documentary film by Ukrainian Sergei Loznitsa’s “Process”. The film will tell about the Stalinist repressions.

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