Four women in contemporary Shanghai are pursuing happiness in their
lives. Their stories intertwine, as if they were those of a single person.
A young executive argues with her fiancé about starting a family.
A PhD student clashes with her professor about her thesis about happiness.
A teenager fails to find the perfect boyfriend that meet her father’s expectations.
A young woman dreaming of the US is stuck in a cab with the cabdriver in love with her.
36th Warsaw International Film Festival, World Premiere
Hainan International Film Festival, Asian Premiere
ZHANG Mingis a film director, screenwriter, producer, professor of the Beijing Film Academy and selection advisor for Shanghai International Film Festival. HOT SOUP is Zhang Ming’s 10th feature film. His previous film The Pluto Moment premiered at Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2018.
Hot Soup 2020
The Pluto Moment (Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2018)
Cherry Goddess (2014)
China Affair (2013)
Folk Songs Singing (2011)
The Bride (2009)
Yuanzhang Baba (2007)
Before Born (2006)
Weekend Plot (Tokyo IFF 2001)
In Expectation (New Current Award, Busan IFF 1996)