China’s Zhang Yimou poses backstage after winning Best Director for his movie ‘Shadow’ at the 55th Golden Horse Awards. Photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu/File Photo
China’s Zhang Yimou poses backstage after winning Best Director for his movie ‘Shadow’ at the 55th Golden Horse Awards. Photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

Beijing 2022: Zhang Yimou to direct Winter Olympics opening ceremony featuring ‘unprecedented’ way of lighting cauldron

  • Oscar-nominated ‘Hero’ director will become first man to helm both Summer and Winter Games ceremonies
  • Zhang says shadow of pandemic will play part in February 4 show – ‘the world needs a new and strengthened vision’

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
China’s Zhang Yimou poses backstage after winning Best Director for his movie ‘Shadow’ at the 55th Golden Horse Awards. Photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu/File Photo
China’s Zhang Yimou poses backstage after winning Best Director for his movie ‘Shadow’ at the 55th Golden Horse Awards. Photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu/File Photo
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