Wong Kar-wai to be honored at Indian Film Festival

( ) Updated: 2014-11-17 13:53:38

Wong Kar-wai to be honored at Indian Film Festival

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi poses beside Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai after winning the Best Actress and Best Director awards for the movie "The Grandmaster" during the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong April 13, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

Renowned director Wong Kar-wai will be given a lifetime achievement award when he hits the Indian city of Goa to attend the 45th International Film Festival of India.

The IFFI's focus this year is on China. Wong's recent kung fu drama, "The Grandmaster," will close out the festival.

Mainland actress Zhang Ziyi, who also stars in "The Grandmaster," will be on hand as one of the event's guests of honor.

Kicking off the event will be Iranian helmer Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The President." The film tells the story of a ruthless dictator that is overthrown and goes on the run, where he encounters the people he subjugated.

The first meeting of the Indo-China Joint Working Group will also commence on the sidelines of the fest.

The IFFI kicks off next Thursday.

Related: 'The Grandmaster 3D' to hit Chinese screens

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