Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Only the River Flows

Saturday 18th May, 2024

The Mockingbird Cinema - Screen 1 | 19:45 - 21:30

Based on the best-selling short story by Yu Hua (considered one of China’s greatest living authors), this neo-noir is as vintage as they come.

Following police chief Ma Zhe as he investigates a series of riverside murders in 1990s rural China, the film brings up themes of shame and secrecy for a man to whom obedience and social norms are of paramount importance. After quickly solving the crime to the standard of his superiors, Ma Zhe delves deeper into the behaviour of the local townsfolk, and uncovers more than he bargained for.

Dir: Wei Shujun
China 2023
101 mins
Cert: 15*

Doors: 19:30
Screening Starts: 19:45

Content warnings: Self-harm and suicide, Death or dying, Scenes of a Distressing Nature

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