Cannes 2023: Only the River Flows movie review – Chinese neo-noir makes a triumphant comeback with Wei Shujun’s dazzling murder mystery

Wei Shujun’s adaptation of Yu Hua’s short story is a vividly shot whodunit that bucks the recent trend of disappointing Chinese neo-noir films and cements the director’s status as one of China’s best filmmakers.

Cannes 2023: Only the River Flows movie review – Chinese neo-noir makes a triumphant comeback with Wei Shujun’s dazzling murder mystery
Wei Shujun’s adaptation of Yu Hua’s short story is a vividly shot whodunit that bucks the recent trend of disappointing Chinese neo-noir films and cements the director’s status as one of China’s best filmmakers.