Only the River Flows

Wei Shujun, China

河边的错误, 2023, 101 min, K12

Wei Shujun’s visually engaging crime drama develops in a riverside town, where police chief Ma Zhu is tasked with solving a series of murders, while at the same time facing challenges in his personal life. What seems to be a simple case, turns into a complicated web of connections and interests.

Eija Niskanen

Thu 14.3. at 17:30 Cinema Orion

Sat 16.3. at 14:30 Kinopalatsi 10

Wei Shujun was born in 1991 in Beijing, China. He started his career as an actor at 14 years old. He completed his master’s degree at the Communication University of China. He is best known for On the Border (short, 2018, Special Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival), Striding into the Wind (2020, Official Selection Cannes Film Festival), Ripples of Life (2021, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes), and Only the River Flows (2023, Un Certain Regard, Cannes). Wei Shujun has often depicted filmmaking and filmmakers in his films, especially the art house and indie scene filmmaking. His keen eye on social interactions includes slight humor.

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Directed by: Wei Shujun. Written by: Kang Chunlei, Wei Shujun, Yu Huan based on the novel ”Mistakes by the River”. Cinematography: Chengma Zhiyuan. Starring: Zhu Yilong, Chloe Maayan, Hou Tianlai, Tong Linkai. Language: Mandarin. Distribution: mk2.