The Venice Biennale and Chinese Director of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, Zhang Yimou, won the 2018 Jaeger-LeCoultre Filmmaker Honor Award, and his latest work ‘Shadow’ was selected as a non-competition.
The 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018
The 75th Venice International Film Festival will be held from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. On this occasion, the Organizing Committee of the Venice Biennale and Jaeger-LeCoultre of Switzerland will jointly present the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker. The winner is the famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou, thank him Outstanding contribution to the original development of contemporary cinema.
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On September 6, 2018, the awards ceremony will be held at the Sala Grande in Palazzo del Cinema. Subsequently, the new film ‘Shadow’ directed by Chinese director Zhang Yimou will be the world premiere of the non-competition film of the Venice International Film Festival.
Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou
In response to Zhang Yimou’s award, Alberto Barbera, President of the Venice International Film Festival, said: “Zhang Yimou is not only one of the outstanding directors of contemporary cinema, but also his eclectic work, which presents movies as a world language The evolution of the film also symbolizes the vigorous development of the Chinese film industry. As a pioneer of contemporary film, Zhang Yimou is good at highlighting the script, story and rich Chinese culture with a unique and outstanding visual aesthetic style. Zhang Yimou’s film debut ‘Red Sorghum’ ‘(1987) made him famous internationally, adapted from the novel of Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan. The success of the film made him gradually become the representative of the’ fifth generation of directors ‘(including Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang, etc.) in China. His talent for combining elegant shooting techniques with a variety of narrative structures has earned him many important awards, including ‘Autumn Qiu Jue’ (1992) and ‘Everything Is Important’ (1999) He won two Golden Lion Awards. At the turn of the century, he relied on the classic martial arts work ‘Hero’ (2002 (3 years) was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film for the third time, becoming one of the iconic figures for creating a global movie masterpiece. In 2008, he was the director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games, and has also directed many There are masterpieces of American movie stars participating. With the world premiere of ‘Shadow’ (2018) at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, Zhang Yimou officially returned to the martial arts world, continuing to show the unique elegance and style of his works. Extraordinary ideas. ‘
Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou
The martial arts film ‘Shadow’ tells the struggle between the princes and focuses on how a fallen protagonist and his allies conspired to regain their homeland during the Three Kingdoms period (about 220-280 AD). The film comes from the perspective of the protagonist, the protagonist’s sister, the subordinate governor, the woman committed to the court, and a civilian.
Zhang Yimou’s works have participated in the competition for the Venice International Film Festival four times. They are ‘The Red Lantern Hangs High’ in 1991, ‘Autumn in Qiu Ju’ in 1992, ‘Speak Well with Something’ in 1997, and ‘All in One’ in 1999. ‘Nothing Less’, and won the Golden Lion Award twice with ‘Autumn Lawsuit’ and ‘Nothing But One’, and won the Silver Lion Award with ‘Big Red Lantern’. And Gong Li won the best actress award in 1992 with the wonderful performance of ‘Autumn Lawsuit’, making Zhang Yimou the only director to win all the major awards of the Venice International Film Festival within ten years.
As an official partner, Jaeger-LeCoultre has sponsored the Venice International Film Festival for 14 consecutive years and awarded the filmmaker honorary award for outstanding directors 12 times. In the past few years, this award has been awarded to a number of filmmakers who have made great contributions to the modern film industry. They are: Takeshi Kitano (2007), Abbas Kiarusdami (Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009), Mani Ratnam (2010), Al Pacino (2011), Spike Lee (2012), Ettore Scola (2013), James Franco ( James Franco (2014), Brian De Palma (2015), Amir Naderi (2016), and Stephen Frears (2017 year).
The 75th Venice International Film Festival will be held on Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. The director of the festival is Alberto Barbera, and the organizer is the Venice Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta.
Zhang Yimou was born on April 2, 1950 in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. He won the Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear Award for ‘Red Sorghum’ in 1988, making his debut in the international film industry. For the next 30 years, his extraordinary work defines the artistic and commercial achievements of the Chinese film industry.
The films filmed by Zhang Yimou have a wide range of subjects, including stories about characters in rural China, such as ‘Red Sorghum’, ‘My Father and Mother’, ‘Red Lanterns Hang High’, etc., as well as ‘Heroes’ and ‘Ambush in Ten Faces’ An action drama showing martial arts sentiment, and the movie ‘Return’, which describes the trauma of Chinese society in the 20th century through touching strokes.
Zhang Yimou, who was born in science class, has received professional film photography knowledge. His works are known for his layered gorgeousness and detailed visual style. He is also good at discovering and cultivating acting talents, successively exploring Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi, and the films he has directed have won honors for several actors.
Zhang Yimou is proficient in various performing arts forms, and has been the director of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has also directed a number of well-known live performances, such as a multimedia live performance titled Dialogue • Fable 2047 in 2017. This performance has been well received and explores how the contradiction between human creativity and the rapid development of technology restrains us.