Humble, unassuming Ma and timid Cao have been cast off by their families and forced into an arranged marriage. They have to combine their strength and build a home to survive. In the face of much adversity, an unexpected bond begins to blossom, as both Ma and Cao, uniting with Earth’s cycles, create a haven for themselves in which they can thrive. A story about eternal love, against the odds.
CAST & CREW
Qin Hong, Zhang Min, Li Yan
Director of Photography
Li Ruijun, Han Dahai
Wu Renlin, Hai Qing
Qizi Films, Beijing J. Q. Spring Pictures, Such a Good Film, Beijing Alibaba Pictures, Dream Media, Hucheng No.7 Films, Aranya Pictures, Hangzhou Qin Zi Zai, Beijing Showcase Culture Media C
Born 1983. Li Ruijun is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. He was born in Gaotai County, Gansu, China. Graduated from Communication University of Shanxi, he has directed 5 feature films, all of which tend to focus on the relationship between human beings and the land, as well as the rural attitude towards family, life and death in a fast-changing China, and are set mostly in his native Gaotai with close friends and relatives acting in his films.
The Summer Solstice (2007), The Old Donkey (2010), Fly with the Crane (2012), River Road (2015), Walking Past the Future (2017), Return to Dust (2022).