Ying Liang

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Ying Liang
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Background information
Chinese name應亮 (traditional)
Chinese name应亮 (simplified)
PinyinYīng Liàng (Mandarin)
Shanghai, China
OriginPeople's Republic of China
OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
Years active2000s-present

Ying Liang (Chinese: 应亮; pinyin: yīng liàng; born 1977) is a Chinese independent film director and screenwriter.


Ying Liang graduated from the Department of Directing at the Chongqing Film Academy and Beijing Normal University. His short film The Missing House (2003) won the best script award at the Beijing Student Film Festival, and Critics Award at the Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival.

After the success of his short films, he directed his first feature film Taking Father Home (2005), which won awards at the Tokyo Filmex Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.[1] Taking Father Home was also selected at more than 30 international film festivals including those taking place in Rotterdam, Vancouver, London, Chicago, and Fribourg.

In 2006, Ying made The Other Half, which is supported by the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) from the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film also won the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Filmex Film Festival.


As director[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Notes
2005 Taking Father Home 背鸭子的男孩
2006 The Other Half 另一半
2008 Good Cats 好猫
2012 When Night Falls
2018 A Family Tour 自由行



  1. ^ http://www.filmfest.org.sg/ Singapore International Film Festival
  2. ^ http://www.filmfest.org.sg/awards.php
  3. ^ Tokyo Filmex
  4. ^ AWARDS | SKYY PRIZE | San Francisco Film Festival
  5. ^ "2016 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival". Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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