Zhang Ziyi, widely recognized for her roles in classics such as CROUCHING DRAGON HIDDEN TIGER, MEMORIES OF A GEISHA and THE GRANDMASTER, made her directorial debut in 2021 with the release of POEM, a critically acclaimed short film in a four-part film MY COUNTRY, MY PARENTS. At the age of 27, in 2006, she was on the Jury of the Cannes Film Festival (Main Competition). She was also a Cinefondation Juror in 2009 and Un Certain Regard Juror in 2013. In 2013, France conferred Ms. Zhang with the Order of Arts and Letters, rank of Chevalier. In 2016, she served on the Toronto Film Festival Platform Jury and, in 2019, she was President of the Jury at the Tokyo International Film Festival.