Return to Dust
Dir Li Ruijin, Chin, 2022, 134 mins, Mandarin with subtitles
Wu Renlin, Hai Qing
The unassuming Ma and timid Cao are cast off into an arranged marriage. To survive, they must come together and build a home for themselves. A gorgeous, quietly affecting film that finds an unassuming beauty in a simple life in rural China, without shying away from extreme hardships.
A touching portrait of love and resilience NEW YORK TIMES