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…
Known for his ‘obsession with light’, Lv 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. Since 2010 he has taught cinematography at China’s Hulunbeier University. Tharlo (2015), shot completely in black and white, premiered in Venice’s Orizzonti section, and was nominated for the Venice Horizons Award. Lv Songye received a Special Mention for Achievement in Cinematography at the 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Tharlo received wide acclaim including four nominations at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography for Lv Songye.
He was nominated for a Golden Horse Award the following year for Zhang Dalei’s The Summer is Gone. Other credits include Lhapal Gyal’s debut feature Wangdrak’s Rain Boots (2018).
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