The River

  • The List
  • 10 September 2009
The River

Described by Martin Scorsese as one of the most beautiful films ever made, Jean Renoir’s 1951 adaptation of Rumer Godden’s novel about a British family’s colonial experiences in Bengal in the last days of the Raj brings a short Jean Renoir retrospective to a close. The season marked the anniversary of Renoir’s death in 1979 and was programmed by film theorist/writer and occasional List contributor Pasquale Iannone.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh on Tue 15 Sep.

The River

  • 1951
  • France/India/US
  • 1h 39min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jean Renoir
  • Written by: Rumer Godden (novel), Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir
  • Cast: Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Radha Burnier, River Le

A coming of age story about three very different girls living by an Indian river. One day a man arrives who is to be their first love and a disruption in their tranquil lives. Brilliant late period Renoir.

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