Only The River Flows

Un Certain Regard Selection, Cannes 2023

Directed by: WEI Shujun  

Country: China

Year of production: 2023

Length: 101 minutes

Genre: drama

1990s, Banpo Town, rural China. A woman’s body is found by the river. Ma Zhe, Chief of the Criminal Police, heads up the murder investigation that quickly leads to an obvious arrest. As his superiors are keen to communicate their success, several clues push Ma Zhe to delve deeper into the hidden behaviour of his fellow citizens.