Monday Night Cinema
Return to Dust
Yin ru chen yan
In the rural Gansu region of China, outcasts Ma and Cao are forced into an arranged marriage. Living a simple but challenging farming life, the couple gradually fall in love - but a state-ordered demolition process threatens their very way of life.
The latest film from director Li Ruijun is a patient, tender story of survival and love against the odds, showing a side of Chinese society rarely seen on cinema screens.
Golden Bear Nominee, Berlin International Film Festival 2022