Liao Ching-Song (Chinese: 廖慶松) was born in 1950. He began his career as an editing technician at the Central Motion Picture Corp, and has been responsible for the editing of many of the "Taiwan New Wave" works. In particular, he began work with Hou Hsiao-Hsien on military documentaries at the Central Motion Picture Corp, and with the exception of "A Time to Live and A Time to Die" he has been responsible for the editing of all of Hou's works. Other major works include "The Terrorist " (1987, directed by Edward Yang) and "Dust of Angels" (1992, directed by Hsu Hsiao-Ming). He was awarded Special Contribution Award at the 55th Golden Horse Awards.
Movies & TV shows
Farewell, My Lad
In a small Chinese town some years ago, two childhood friends had to contend with the harsh realities of a nation transitioning from socialism to market economy. A young boy accidentally gets entangle...
Stars Await Us
A man is released from prison and saved by his roommates. He was inspired to search for his ex-girlfriend when he saw a Russian woman perform the song "Blue Train" at a bar.
In the suburbs of Beijing, a group of troubled teenagers learn to play baseball with a famous baseball coach, while struggling through their internal conflicts and the inability to play baseball games...
Little Big Women
A story about a karaoke-addicted old woman struggling with her self-worth and a sense of betrayal at her long-lost husband's funeral where she encounters his younger and more sophisticated girlfriend ...
A young couple is thrown into the arms of others. He is an immature brooder working as a security guard and she is an independent young woman who works in a florist's shop.
Two girls are at a training program. Their lives move in completely different directions after that.
The journalist is specializing in social news. She lives with her family. She experienced a lot of pain and agony as a result of the reports she covered. After retirement, her mother helps out in the ...
The Malayan Communist Party fought a guerilla war in the jungle to get independence. When a baby was born during the war, they sent it out of the jungle to survive. The baby named Boluomi is one of th...
Grandmother’s Small Talk
Le-Hun moved away to avoid her friends and ended up rekindling her romance with Siu-Gi after she accidentally became pregnant with his child. Le-Hun's grandson uses his camera to capture her recollect...
A woman who has been addicted to heroin for thirty years set up a farm on a mountain to take in young drug users.
A team of engineers, including Hao, are dispatched to investigate the cause of ground subsidence in a suburban area. After days of wandering around in the empty suburb looking for answers and carrying...
On the Tibetan grasslands, Darje and Drolkar live a normal life with their three sons and the grandfather. A condom sparks a series of embarrassment and dilemma, breaking the harmony of the family. Wh...
Fisherman Ah-Hai is found dead from self-immolation during a large-scale protest against TL Petrochemical. The incident instantly makes media headlines; Ah-Hai is hailed as a martyr. Medical examiner ...
When a woman who was abandoned at birth because of a genetic disorder sees a child facing the same fate, she finds herself trying to persuade their parents to reconsider and goes to extreme lengths to...
Father to Son
On his 60th birthday, Van is told that he is seriously ill. But instead of going to Taipei for treatment, his illness leads him to Japan. Together with his son, he goes in search of the father who aba...
The Foolish Bird
For the sake of her mother who lives far away, Lynn searches for a way to be accepted into the local police academy. The 16-year-old is caught up in a criminal mess involving stolen cell phones.
The Cat In The Closet
The Fan family was already not very good at expressing love. After the loss of their son Wei, they became more emotionally trapped. Then, Lei-Ya, the mother, started to lavishly devote her time on fee...
The film tells a story about an unschooled 11-year-old girl who learns the world through the United Nations of Wastes while working with her YI minority parents in a recycle workshop thousand miles aw...
She gets wrong phone calls for someone named Johnny. Lee, the son of a landlady, reads newspapers every day. The handyman, who works odd jobs around the apartment, feels frustrated when his car breaks...
Mr. No Problem
Shot in stylish black-and-white, this three-act fable, set in wartime Chongqing, focuses on the indifferent rich, the head clerk on a farm, and some young intruders. Based on a 1943 short story, the f...
On his moped, Yang Ba travels every day from the grubby apartment he shares with his wife and son to the ramshackle tyre workshop where he tries to earn a living for his family. But having a child of ...
Masters In The Forbidden City
The documentary shines a light on the life stories of restorers of cultural relics working inside the Forbidden City, as well as the history of the antiques and the palace, the procedures of restorati...
Absent without Leave
They sacrificed their lives fighting for the independence of their country, but their stories remain untold for 60 years. The story begins with a man’s portrait, which has been hanging for more than 3...
Songs of the Youth 1969
It is the year of 2010, Xue Beijing, a 50-year-old director, is preparing to make a film about his youth and remarkable ages in late 60's.
Tharlo is an orphan. Now grown up, he makes a living as a sheep herder in the village. He has grown a ponytail, so people simply call him “Ponytail”, since nobody remembers his real name anyway. Tharl...
During the Tang Dynasty, a female assassin begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.
With a large number of factories in the area, the hosiery industry forms the backbone and economic mainstay of a small rural town. One in two of the population makes their living from the production o...
The Busy Young Psychic
A problem that has troubled Xie Junya for a long time is her innate ability to see the dead. The problem was not solved when she went to the temple. Many devotees ask her questions about their decease...
Longing for the Rain
Linking several genres in a surprising and successful way, Yang Lin’s fiction feature debut is an Asian ghost story in which documentary scenes show how incongruous today's reality can look in China. ...
In rural China, the job of enforcing the Communist Party's one-child policy falls on government bureaucrats tasked with imposing fines, birth control, and forced sterilizations. Xu Huijing documents t...
The Ghost Tales
Inspired by an ancient Chinese ghost story, the tale that goes beyond what viewers usually expect in the ghost movies and further to challenge the traditional story-telling pattern.
War Game 229
Story revollves around five veterans who fled from China to Taiwan with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) troops in the late 1940s. After decades in a military residential compound, the aged veterans ar...
All the way, Cao Li has been alone. From Fuyang to Shenzhen. From Shenzhen to the other side of the world. Leaving hometown is her choice, the choice out of no choice. Returning home is her dream, the...
A tale of two islands and growing up as a stranger in a strange land, told with an artistry that recalls Hou Hsiao-Hsien at his best. Based on Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s short story of the same title (1922...
A woman is transported into a world that is both strange and beautiful. Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh, who comes from a family of poor shopkeepers, earns her living as a cleaning woman on a ferry that service...
Detours to Paradise
Setia, an Indonesian maid, and Supayong, a construction worker from Thailand, are two illegal foreign laborers who drift between Taiwan and Thailand looking for work. The two foreigners rely on each o...
How Are You, Dad?
A father has many different faces. Each of the ten short stories in this film shows a different relationship between a father and his son. The complexity between fathers and sons is revealed in each s...
More than just naughty, they play tricks on classmates, tease girls at school, fight with other boys, and lie to everyone until their teacher breaks down. They are named Liar No. 1 and Liar No. 2. The...
The Most Distant Course
Tang goes on a trip to Taitung to record the sounds of nature in order to save his relationship with his girlfriend who is leaving him. He doesn't know that she has moved away and another girl has mov...
Flight of the Red Balloon
The film 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first Western film. Albert ...
In the early 1950s, even the small villages in Taiwan were bathed in the atmosphere of White Terror. It was a difficult time for all. There was a beautiful young woman called A-zhen. She always felt t...
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt
In her late fifties, a single-living woman in her hometown struggles to maintain a dignified life.
Courthouse on Horseback
The film follows three characters on a tour of the remote Yunman province of China where they travel with a horse to deal with legal disputes in mountain villages. Government policy is forcing the ret...
Chen Chuan seems to have bad luck all the time. Chen vows to kill the person responsible for his misfortunes after being convinced by a blind fortune teller that he must eliminate the "villain" that i...
A couple is torn by conflicting emotions. Jin is a singer in a rock band who suffers from severe mood swings and has been suffering from a fractured relationship with her mother while Mi is the more l...
There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, rev...
20 30 40
Sylvia Chang weaves through the lives of a 40-year-old divorcée, a thirtysomething flight attendant and an aspiring pop singer. The script's meditations on love, friendship and life choices are as tho...
Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father and stepmother or Hajime, the owner of a small bookstore who could be the...
Somewhere Over the Dreamland
Somewhere Over the Dreamland adopts a portmanteau form to provide a realistically poetic depiction of the sad fate of two generations of aboriginals as alienated laborers in Taipei city.
The Best of Times
Although their characters and temperaments couldn't be less alike, 19-year olds Wei and Jie are best friends. They're also neighbours, living with widower fathers and problem siblings in the suburbs o...
Blue Gate Crossing
A Taiwanese teen, a boy she might like, and a girl she may love are the focus of a gay comedy.
Win Kao used to be known as the "Prince of Golf", but now suffers from financial hardship when his golf facilities store hits hard times. Reluctant to seek help because of his pride, he finally approa...
Flowers of Shanghai
Everything appears to be beautiful in a brothel where women struggle.
Super Citizen Ko
At an old age, a former political prisoner is determined to find out where his fellow sufferers have laid since their secret execution, while Taiwan embarks on a tumultuous path of democratization.
A Borrowed Life
Having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII, Sega's children can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture.
Good Men, Good Women
A film within a film as well as the past and present are linked by a young woman in this film, which is intended as the concluding film in the trilogy on the modern history of Taiwan. A man who does n...
A gang of female bikers travel the streets of Hong Kong dishing out justice to the various misogynistic men who beat, abuse or rape women.
The Unpublicizable File
Hoping to run a restaurant, a father and daughter must contend with the restaurant's chef, who owes many debts.
In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joined a travelling puppet theatre and went on to become one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.
A girl is haunted by the ghost of her mother after she witnessed her murder.
Dust of Angels
A-kuo and A-tou are teen-aged boys living in an industrial town in Taiwan. When they are not in school, they generally hang out with their buddy Hsiao Kao, a very stylish and charismatic younger gangs...
Boss No Balls
BNB is a film of puzzling contradictions. It has the look of a cheapie, with awful washy colouration and mostly filmed in a poor fishing hamlet, yet starring some of Taiwan's top acting talent. The st...
The 3-D Army
A zombie and his friend are trapped by an evil sorcerer. He tried to raise an army of zombies to help carry out his schemes. It is up to a few heroes to stop him. From ZMDB.
Taiwan Comedy directed by Kevin Chu Yen-Ping and starring Eric Tsang and Stanley Fung.
My Mother's Teahouse
There are old ladies in the brothel. The owner takes in a young girl.
When The Ocean Is Blue
A couple and their son and daughter struggle through their divorce. The children try to cope after moving away to their grandparents', who live by the ocean, with the help of fairy tales that are told...
Hello Dracula 3: Magical Priest
Grandfather and Master Flying Squirrel meet. Flying Squirrel captures Grandpa and transforms him into a ghostslave. Tien Tien is going to defeat the Flying Squirrel.
King of the Children
The story begins when a baby is about to be born. Her father was fighting a demon. Her mother is dead and her father is fighting. Years later, trying, now an adolescent, and her grandfather battle the...
An uncompromising look into urban life from the eyes of a voyeuristic photographer, a teenager, and a married couple.
The history begins in a small village. The son lives with the father, and the daughter with the mother, their parents constantly are at enmity and clash, bringing the matter to fights. Young people lo...
The 'scalper' is a cinema ticket-tout skirting the law and police harassment to make a living for herself and her three children in downtown Taipei.
Dust in the Wind
Two people are from the small mining town of Jio-fen. They work at a tailors in Taiwan's capital city of Taipei. Everyone believes that they are meant for each other. Time is not something they can se...
A young man from the country is looking for his sister who has not heard from him in a year. The young man travels through the city's lowlife, where street hustlers sell fake watches and other items, ...
The Time to Live and the Time to Die
The film tells the story of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence in Taiwan.
The story is about a small town in Taiwan during the 50's and 60's. The most prominent family in town is the one that has Mei-Hsia. There is a local peasant assocation. They like each other, but Mei-H...
Send in the Clowns
Two sisters are part of a cabaret act that is rapidly declining in attendance, and although the older sisteris constantly trying to push her younger sister to the forefront in a solo act, the younger ...
The Boys from Fengkuei
After finishing school, Ah-Ching and his friends spent most of their time drinking and fighting. Three of them go to Kaohsiung to look for work. Ah-Ching is attracted to the girlfriend of a neighbor. ...
Play While You Play
A romantic drama about a blind man and a television producer.
The Land of the Brave
The younger generation awakens to the fact that their community and their nation are in need of their dedication for brighter prospects in the Lost Generation, which is an obsolete term against the La...
The Imperious Princess
Taiwanese huangmei opera starring Ivy Ling Po.
The daughter of a rich man helps out with her father's business and takes French lessons so that she can go to France with her fiancée. Da-gang is a poor young man who is studying civil engineering. S...
The Legend of Chu Liu Hsiang
Taiwanese fantasy / adventure.
Love in Chilly Spring
The mountains of Yilan were the location of this wartime romantic melodrama. A young and free-spirited Shiow-lan falls in love with a worker at her father's lumber mill. He likes to write music. The t...
He Never Gives Up
Have no other info than it was part of Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films.
Lover on the Wave
The two people met at the seashore. Even though she had given him a hard time she was still compassionate towards the less fortunate. Due to her heart problem, there is a chance that she won't be able...
Lightning Of Bruce Lee
Two Martial art experts take on Canton, and the most notorious Triad overlord and his posse of vile fighters with devastating effect. A must for all kung fu fans! This is a foot to face action at its ...
A Sword Renounced
The Blind Swordsman's Revenge is also known as Zatoichi Versus The Flying Guillotine. Zatoichi was kidnapped by pirates as a youth and taken to Japan, where he learned his cane sword skills. He is kno...
Back to Anping Harbor
The Madame Butterfly story was reworked in Anping, the port attached to Tainan city in southern Taiwan. After falling for a Dutch ship's doctor, Xiuqin becomes pregnant. He never returns when he has t...
Kueiyuan is a deliveryman. He wants to make a quick buck. He met a 20-year-old girl who was trapped by her mother's small restaurant and was eager to escape. A commission fee is earned by introducing ...
The Rice Dumpling Vendors
Tsi-bing, a wealthy entrepreneur, loses his loving wife and all his properties due to the scheme of his conniving mistress. Unbeknownst to him, his precocious and sweet daughter sells rice dumplings s...