Yang Lina

Self-educated and independent filmmaker YANG Lina (China) was a dancer for ten years before she started her training as an actress at the arts academy. After graduating, she moved on to making documentaries including Old Men (1999) and The Love Story of Lao An (2008), both of which screened at international festivals. She was one of the lead actors in Jia Zhangke's Platform (2000). Longing for the Rain is her first feature film.


Old Men (1999, doc), Home Video (2002, doc), Let’s Dance Together (2007, doc), My Neighbors & Their Japanese Ghosts (2008, doc), The Love Story of Lao An (2008, doc), Ye cao/Wild Grass (2009, doc), Chunmeng/Longing for the Rain (2013)