Oxen Park Cinema Club

Return To Dust

Against all expectations, love blossoms in this story of a marriage of convenience in rural China. The film doesn’t back away from showing how people survive in a life of grinding poverty.

Return To Dust

Sponsored by Gay & Graham Jarvis

Showing: Tue 02 Apr 2024



In rural Gaotai county, two lonely, middle-aged outcasts are pushed into an arranged marriage by their families. Ma (Wu Renlin) is a humble farmer with little to offer his timid and sickly wife, Cao (Hai Qing), except for a small abandoned house on a barren patch of land. From just a few seeds, their newly planted crops take root and flourish; and similarly, an unexpected bond between the two starts to blossom. As seasons pass their dedication to each other grows stronger, but change and adversity soon threaten the idyllic existence they share.

Chinese with subtitles.

* Showtime: 7.30pm

* Tickets: £4 Members, £6 Non-Members and £3 Under 18s.

* Please book tickets online before 12 noon on the day of the screening.