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Yang Mingming

Yang Mingming

In 2012, Mingming directed, shot, and starred in her short debut film, Female Directors. Blurring boundaries, it showcased her ability to combine a quasi documentary film with a fictional plot. Female Directors screened widely at film festivals and the Vancouver International Film Festival called her "an essential new voice of Chinese cinema."

In 2015, she edited Yang Chao’s feature film Crosscurrent, which won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the Berlin Film Festival.

In 2017, she wrote, directed and starred in her first feature film, Girls Always Happy.

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  • Female Directors

    Directed by Yang Mingming • Documentary • 2012 • 43 minutes

    Ah-Ming and Yueyue are two out-of-work film school grads living in Beijing who decide to turn the camera on each other and make a film about their lives.

    On the surface, FEMALE DIRECTORS is the ultimate documentary for the age of overs...

  • Girls Always Happy

    Directed by Yang Mingming • Drama • With Yang Mingming, Nai An • 2018 • 116 minutes

    Rising Chinese director Yang Mingming both directs and stars in GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY – a mother-daughter story that goes for the jugular.

    Wu (Yang Mingming) and her mother (Nai An) live in a Beijing hutong – an ol...