The seventh feature by Sixth Generation Chinese filmmaker Wang Quan'an marks a triumphant return to the Mongolian landscape so memorably featured in his Berlin Golden Bear winner Tuya's Marriage (2006). At first Wang seems to be in crime noir territory. A body is found in the middle of nowhere and a virginal rookie cop is assigned to secure the scene. Entering the picture is a rifle-toting, camel-riding and thoroughly self-sufficient Herdswoman who takes the cop and the story off in delightfully unpredictable directions. Wang's whimsical tale of love, life, death and modernity features staggeringly beautiful imagery and marvellous performances from a non-professional cast.