Wu Renlin (left) and Hai Qing in a still from Return to Dust. The film has vanished from Chinese cinemas and streaming platforms. Photo: Hucheng No.7 Films Ltd
Wu Renlin (left) and Hai Qing in a still from Return to Dust. The film has vanished from Chinese cinemas and streaming platforms. Photo: Hucheng No.7 Films Ltd

Chinese film Return to Dust disappears from cinemas and the internet, despite US$14 million ticket sales, and no one knows why

  • No reason has been given for the disappearance of Return to Dust from cinemas and the internet. ‘Return to Dust is returning to dust,’ internet users quip
  • The film, which depicts the hardships of life in rural China, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival in February

Wu Renlin (left) and Hai Qing in a still from Return to Dust. The film has vanished from Chinese cinemas and streaming platforms. Photo: Hucheng No.7 Films Ltd
Wu Renlin (left) and Hai Qing in a still from Return to Dust. The film has vanished from Chinese cinemas and streaming platforms. Photo: Hucheng No.7 Films Ltd
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