Known for his ‘obsession with light’, Lyu Songye was born and raised in Hulun Buir, China. He graduated from St Petersburg State University of Film and Television in 2008, having majored in cinematography and since 2010 has taught cinematography at China’s Hulunbeier University. Lyu lensed Director Pema Tseden’s much acclaimed black and white feature Tharlo (2015), which premiered in competition in Venice’s Horizons section and garnered four nominations at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards including Best Cinematography for Lyu. Lyu is an APSA Academy Member and was awarded a Special Mention for Achievement in Cinematography for Tharlo.

Accolades

Lyu Songye
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Lyu Songye

Ghost in the Mountains (Kong Shan Yi Ke)
Achievement in Cinematography, 2017

Lyu Songye

Ghost in the Mountains (Kong Shan Yi Ke)

Known for his ‘obsession with light’, Lyu Songye was born and raised in Hulun Buir, China. He graduated from St Petersburg State University of Film…

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Lyu Songye
Achievement in Cinematography, 2015

Lyu Songye

Tharlo
Achievement in Cinematography, 2015

Lyu Songye

Tharlo

Known for his ‘obsession with light’, Lu Songye was born and raised in Hulun Buir, China.  He graduated from St Petersburg State University of Film…

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Films

Ghost in the Mountains
2017

Ghost in the Mountains (Kong Shan Yi Ke)

People's Republic of China
2017

Ghost in the Mountains (Kong Shan Yi Ke)

Returning to his birthplace in Hunan Province for the first time in a decade, drifter Lao Liu finds a shadowy semi-ghost town in its stead.…

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The Summer is Gone
2017

The Summer is Gone (Ba Yue)

People's Republic of China
2017

The Summer is Gone (Ba Yue)

It is the early 1990s in China and a western city boy named Xiao Lei has just graduated from primary school. Finally, it is time…

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Tharlo
2015

Tharlo

People's Republic of China
2015

Tharlo

Tharlo is 40, and has a remarkable memory that allows him to recite Chairman Mao’s little red book. He leaves a quiet life alone in the…

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