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Zhang Yimou Honored at 49th Daejong Film Awards

2012-10-31 16:12:06        Chinese Films

Zhang Yimou became the first foreigner to receive a special award of merit at the 49th Daejong Film Awards in Seoul for his contributions to world cinema.[Photo: qq.com]

World-renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou became the first foreigner to receive a special award of merit at the 49th Daejong Film Awards in Seoul for his contributions to world cinema, qq.com reports.

"Pieta" director Kim Ki-duk presented the award to Zhang.

"Zhang Yimou is the director I admire the most, and I am his loyal fan," Kim Ki-duk was quoted as saying. "I did thorough research of all his films. What has influenced me the most has been his way of dealing with the pictures...Almost all his films have had a great impact on all Korean directors."

Zhang Yimou is considered one of the best directors in China. His main works include "Red Sorghum," "Ju Dou" and "Raise The Red Lantern."

By Liu Shuai


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