The Moon Also Rises

A film by

France | 23' | 02/2024 | experimental documentary

Just before the launch of artificial moons, a retired couple finds their harbor in the fading darkness. Trying to catch up with the pace of modernity, their daily life traces this forthcoming brightness back to its earthly origins.

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Yuyan Wang


Yuyan Wang (b. 1989, China) is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist. Her work focuses on the impact of image creation in media, representation, and the attention economy. By deconstructing and recontextualizing inherent meanings of found materials, her practice probes the continual mutations within the industrial production chain of images, a perpetual development leading to an abstraction of reality. Her work has been showcased at Tate Modern, Palais de Tokyo, the 12th Berlin Biennale and various festivals, such as Berlinale, IFFR, European Media Art Festival, Indie Lisboa, receiving numerous awards.


  • The Moon Also Rises —2024—short film
  • Look On the Bright Side —2023—short film
  • One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean – 2021 – short film
  • All movements should kill the wind – 2019 – short film
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Director: Yuyan Wang
Producer: Petit Chaos: Thomas Hakim, Julien Graff
Cinematographer: Yuyan Wang
Sound Design: Nicolas Verhaeghe
Editor: Clément Pinteaux


  • Berlinale, Germany (15 – 25 February, 2024)
    Berlinale Shorts


Press Materials

EPK: Click here

Stills & directors’ photos: Click here

Dialogue lists – French & English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Coming Soon