Instead of achieving enlightenment and universal truth, a bunch of townies mainly manage to discover how overburdened they are with the world. An off-the-road movie, in equal parts funny and philosophical. Zhun is a director living in Shanghai and married to a famous actress. But he escapes the glare of the spotlight and prefers to dedicate himself to his documentary film project about a traditional lament about the origins of the world. He and his small crew set out for the mountains of South-Western China. It’s not long before they stray from the planned path for the first of many times and find themselves caught up in unfamiliar situations – also emotionally.
ZHANG MING (*1961) is one of the so-called 6th generation of Chinese film-makers. The Pluto Moment is his 9th film and had its premiere at Cannes in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section.
The Pluto Moment
People's Republic of China
OV with English subtitles
Zhang Ming, Gong Yuxi
Wang Zhun, Wang Xuebing, Ding Hongmin, Liu Dan
iQIYI Motion Pictures; Way Good Entertainment Co., Ltd.; Yung Park Culture Co., Ltd.
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