Zhang Yimou honoured with Asia Chaplin Award

18 Nov – Chinese director Zhang Yimou was recently named this year's recipient of the Asian Chaplin Award for his achievements in filmmaking.

As reported on Mingpao, the "Red Sorghum" director accepted the award during the Shangliu Tatler Annual Ball in Shanghai from British actress Kiera Chaplin, who is also the granddaughter of the renowned filmmaker Charlie Chaplin, of whom the award was named after.

Seen at the event congratulating Zhang was Tony Leung Chiu Wai, who was the first honoree of the said award last year.

Zhang has won numerous awards throughout his career in filmmaking, including international ones like the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion and Golden Lion prizes, Cannes' Grand Jury Prize, and Berlinale's Golden Bear.

Among his award-winning films include "Ju Dou", "Hero", "The Road Home" and "Shadow" - the last one won him Best Director at the Golden Horse Awards last year.

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