Private Project

I Have Nothing to Say

A trip to Taiwan has molded a Chinese mother after she met with her exiled daughter from Hong Kong. This short film is directed by Ying Liang, who was the director of the Best Live Action Short Film awarded by the Golden Horse Awards in 2016. According to his personal experience in living in exile, he tells a moving story of a mother and her daughter, and the secrets hidden behind the mother, subtly depicting the political dilemma of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

  • YING Liang
  • YING Liang
  • TSENG Wen-Chen
  • Gong Zhe
    Key Cast
  • Nai An
    Key Cast
  • Pete Teo
    Key Cast
  • Tham Xin Yue
    Key Cast
  • YU Pei Hua
    Executive Producers
  • TSENG Wen Chen
    Executive Producers
  • WANG Zi Jian
    Executive Producers
  • Jeremy CHUA
    Executive Producers
  • WANG Wei
    Executive Producers
  • FANG Meng Jen
    Executive Producers
  • CHEN Yi-Hsuen
    Production Coordinator
  • Otsuka Ryuji
  • Wu Lin
    Production Designer
  • YEH Ming-Kuang
  • LEE Yu Chih
    Location Sound
  • LIU Yue Xing
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Politics
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    34,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong, Taiwan
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • VIENNALE-- Vienna International Film Festival
    October 30, 2017
    European Premiere
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival
    October 28, 2017
    World Premiere
  • PÖFF Shorts
    November 21, 2017
    Baltic Premiere
  • IFFR- International Film Festival Rotterdam
  • Asian American International Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    July 28, 2018
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - YING Liang

Ying Liang, Chinese independent filmmaker, was born in Shanghai. He had studied in Beijing and Chongqing before settling down in the city of Zigong in Sichuan Province. He made his directorial debut in 1999, and since then, has made four feature films and more than a dozen shorts, including Taking Father Home, The Other Half, Good Cats, When Night falls , Condolences, and A SUNNY DAY. These were greeted with a number of important prizes at international film festivals, including the Special Jury Prize at Tokyo FILMeX International Film Festival, the International Film Critic FIPRESCI Prize at Brisbane International Film Festival, the Tiger Award for the Best Short at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Director & Best Actress at Locarno International Film Festival, Best Live Action Short Film at the Golden Horse Awards, etc. Because of his last feature film WHEN NIGHT FALLS, he exiles in Hong Kong now.

Ying Liang is also a film educator and festival curator. In 2008, he became the Program Director of Chongqing Independent Film & Video Festival. In 2009, he became the Principal Lecturer for Li Xianting Film School in Beijing and in the following year, the Director of Education for Li Xianting Film Fund. In the same year, he organized a ten-city screening tour of the best works from Chongqing Independent Film & Video Festival, in China as well as London and Cadiz.

He was one of part time lecturers of Film/TV School, Hong Kong Academy for performing Arts and Hong Kong Baptist University.At the moment, he is part time researcher of Hong Kong Baptist University, programming for Chinese Documentary film festival(Hong Kong), one of the founders of Chinese Independent Documentary Lab(Hong Kong).

Meanwhile he just finished shooting short film I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY, feature film named TRAVEL, and writing script WINDY SEASON.

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