Writer/director and cinematographer Miaoyan Zhang was born in Manchuria, and growing up during the Cultural Revolution, had little opportunity to see movies, something which changed…
Special Mention, Achievement in Cinematography, 2015
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 and Television in 2008, having majored in cinematography. Since 2010 he has taught cinematography at China’s Hulunbeier University. Tharlo, shot completely in black and white, premiered in Venice’s Orizzonte section, and was nominated for the Venice Horizons Award. Tharlo has received wide acclaim including four nominations at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography for Lyu Songye.
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