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Jia Zhangke to receive French award at Cannes

16 March 2015 4:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chinese director of A Touch Of Sin to be feted by French Film Directors Guild at Cannes Film Festival.

The French Film Directors Guild, which runs Cannes parallel section Directors’ Fortnight, is to honour Chinese director Jia Zhangke with its Carrosse d’Or (Golden Carriage) award during this year’s festival.

The guild, known as the Société de Réalisateurs de Films (Sfr) in France, will present Jia with the award on the opening night of Directors’ Fortnight (May 14-24).

The guild published an extract of a letter sent to Jia by the Sfr board, explaining why it had chosen him for the honour: “We are captivated by the boldness of your body of works. Your ability to capture the constant changes in Chinese society, to show its corruption and violence, clearly and concisely, your commitment to younger generations, resonate within each of us.

“Your films are visual poems, with the precision of each shot offering a constant »

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