Liang Zhao

documentary film director & artist

Voted for

Mirror1975Andrei Tarkovsky
To VLEMMA TOU ODYSSEA1995Theo Angelopoulos
Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance1983Godfrey Reggio
I Am Cuba1964Mikhail Kalatozov
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
Stroszek1977Werner Herzog
Down by Law1986Jim Jarmusch
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence2014Roy Andersson
Behemoth2015Zhao Ling
Faya Dayi2020Jessica Beshir



1975 USSR

The great visual creativity makes dreams and reality present the inner emotions of human beings with an extraordinary poetry.


1995 Greece, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom

A magnificent image that created an era.

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance

1983 USA

Filmed and edited with complex special effects to create the magical essence of the industrial age.

I Am Cuba

1964 USSR, Cuba

The bold and vivid visual language perfectly interprets the author's feelings.

Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

Rustic low-camera angle cinematography expresses a quiet and warm atmosphere.


1977 Federal Republic of Germany

Simple and humorous.

Down by Law

1986 USA, Federal Republic of Germany

Witty dark humor

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

2014 Sweden, Norway, France, Germany

The perfect still-photo static shots; every frame is a classic.


2015 France, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea

The film skilfully uses classical texts, and expresses the author's inner world with the abstraction and implicit aesthetics of contemporary arts.

Faya Dayi

2020 USA, Qatar

Memory-like images: dreamlike, refined and elegant.