At the 75th Venice International Film Festival, Chinese director Zhang Yimou will be honored with the 2018 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award.

On September 6, Zhang Yimou, who has received two Golden Lions in the past, will be celebrated before the Out of Competition screening of his new film, Ying (Shadow).

Venice Film Festival director, Alberto Barbera, remarked, “Zhang Yimou is not only one of the most important directors in contemporary cinema, but with his eclectic production, he has represented the evolution of global language of film, and at the same time, the exceptional growth of Chinese cinema.”