According to CRI News, the director, who is a regular at the festival, accepted the award at the opening ceremony of the festival on 13 May.
Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke has recently been awarded with the Carrosse d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Since 2002, Carrosse d’Or has been awarded to filmmakers for the innovative qualities, courage and independent-mindedness of his or her work.
Previous winners include Clint Eastwood, Jane Campion, David Cronenberg, and Jafar Panahi.
Jia’s films have often competed in the film festival over the years. He also won Best Screenplay for his film “A Touch of Sin” two years ago, though failed to win Palme d’Or.
His latest film, “Mountains May Depart”, is also competing at this year’s festival.
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