The Water Murmurs

  • Story Chen
  • China
  • 2022
  • 15'
  • Hai bian sheng qi yi zuo xuan ya

When an asteroid hits Earth, leading to underwater volcanic eruptions, the inhabitants of a small riverside town start to flee inland. Before she leaves, Nian decides to say goodbye to her childhood friend. Along the way, she crosses paths with some of the town’s residents, while her memories of the town gradually become clearer. Awarded the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at this year’s Cannes, this speculative drama offers a peek inside the apocalypse in equal parts mesmerizing and terrifying.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Story Chen

Director and screenwriter born in China in 1995. She graduated in film and television from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. In her work, she deals with the depiction of emotional struggles of real life, her stories focusing on social minorities, such as Asian women, the LGBTQ community and children. She currently lives and works between New York and Beijing.

The Water Murmurs

Story Chen
Xiaozi Muhua
Annabel Yao, Taiwen Zhang, Rongxi Li
Xi Bing
Du Junlin
Li Xiaoyuan
TH Entertainment, Dream Media Group, Dream Player
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Palme d'Or for Short Film; Toronto Int'l Film Festival; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival; Guanajuato Int'l Film Festival

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