The River

The River
  • 1997
  • Taiwan
  • 1h 55min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tsai Ming-liang
  • Written by: Tsai Ming-liang, Tsai Yi-chun, Yang Pi-ying
  • Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Miao Tien, Lu Yi-ching
  • Language: Mandarin

This long and steadily paced film depicts a Taipei family rent asunder by their total inability to communicate. When Xiao-kang falls ill after working on a film set, their lives teeter on the brink before disintegrating in more ways than one. At no time is The River a particularly comfortable experience, but it is one which more than warrants patience and perseverance with its lush cinematography and heavy sense of dread.

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