ZHANG Yimou is one of the most internationally acclaimed Asian directors, and the leading figure of Chinese Fifth Generation filmmakers. ZHANG’s distinguished contributions earned him Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema at the 4th Asian Film Awards. His distinguished work, One Second (2020), won ZHANG the Best Director at the Asian Film Awards 2021. Among the many honors that have been bestowed on ZHANG are his directorial debut, Red Sorghum (1988), which received the Best Film Award at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival. His fourth film, Raise the Red Lantern (1991), earned him a Silver Lion for Best Direction at the 48th Venice International Film Festival; his following work, The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) won the Golden Lion at the 49th Venice International Film Festival. ZHANG’s sixth film, To Live (1994), earned him the Grand Prix du Jury at the 47th Cannes Film Festival; his Not One Less (1999) won him the second Golden Lion at the 56th Venice International Film Festival.