He worked as a director for the Vietnamese diaspora variety show Paris by Night, which is banned in Vietnam. In 1997, a segment he directed accompanying a song by Trinh Cong Son generated much controversy among overseas Vietnamese because it allegedly depicted South Vietnam during the Vietnam War in a negative light.
His 2007 film The White Silk Dress (Áo lụa Hà Đông) has been highly acclaimed. Thus far, it has won the Audience Award at the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea, the Kodak Vision award at the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival in Japan, and the highly coveted "Best foreign film" award at the Golden Rooster Awards in China.
His latest film, “The Legend is Alive” released in 2009 to wide acclaim won a total of six Golden Kite Awards, including a tie for Best Film.
- 1999 - Đường trần (Passage of Life)
- 2006 - Áo lụa Hà Đông (The White Silk Dress)
- 2009 - Huyền thoại bất tử (The Legend Is Alive)
- 2012 - "lấy chồng người ta" (In the Name of Love)
- Đạo diễn Lưu Huỳnh: Suýt 'bán mình' để kiếm số tiền lớn
- (Vietnamese) Tố Nhi. "Đạo diễn Lưu Huỳnh: Tôi phải chịu áp lực từ hai phía". Sài Gòn Tiếp Thị. Retrieved 2007-10-28.[dead link]
- Viet Nam News
- "Vietnam spins 'Silk' into Oscar material".[dead link]
- VietNamNet - Vietnam movie honored at China Film Festival
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