The Pluto Moment – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

The Pluto Moment
Mainland China | 2018 | 110’ | DCP | Colour | Mandarin | Group: C

Director: Zhang Ming

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

2018/12/09 19:00 Cinematheque‧Passion


Wang Zhun, a film director living in Shanghai, travels to the deep mountains of southwest China seeking the inspiration for his film in the traditional song of mourning The Tale of Darkness. He is accompanied by the savvy producer; a handsome young actor just beginning his career; and the videographer. Over time, the crew, not only get lost in the distant mountains, but they also encounter difficulties with their lodging and transportation. Along the trip, the relationships among the crewmembers change and the trip begins to lose its direction. Wang Zhun’s rootless, fearful emotions are stripped bare.


Zhang Ming

Zhang Ming is a Chinese writer and director who is the professor of the department of directing at Beijing Film Academy. His debut feature In Expectation (1996) was selected for Berlin and played at many international festivals including Busan, Vancouver and Torino. His second film Weekend Plot (2001) also played Berlin, Rotterdam, Busan and Tokyo. His subsequent films include Before Born (2005), The Father (2006), The Bride (2008), Folk Songs Singing (2011) and China Affair (2013). His latest film The Pluto Moment had its world premiere in Directors Fortnight at Cannes this year.


Director Zhang Ming

Cast Wang Xuebing, Liu Dan, Chun Tai, Gao Li, Bai Jinbo

Scriptwriter Zhang Ming, Gong Yuxi

Cinematographer Li Jinyang

Editor Li Jin

Production Designer

Music Chen Guo


Producers Shen Yang

Production Way Good Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Distributor Way Good Entertainment Co., Ltd.

World Sales Loco Films