From the CBC:
The Asian Film Awards will hand Chinese director Zhang Yimou a lifetime achievement prize at its annual gala in March.
“Zhang is one of the most distinguished figures in the Chinese filming industry — a true and unique talent, and we are proud to further acknowledge his contribution,” said Soo-wei Shaw, executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, the organizer of the Asian Film Awards.
Zhang, who choreographed the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, hit the spotlight in 1987 with Red Sorghum…Recently, he did a Chinese remake of U.S. filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen’s Blood Simple. Called The Simple Noodle Story, it’s now a hit in China.