The River

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Dir. Jean Renoir

US-India 1951 | Colour | 99 mins | Cert U

Cast: Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight

A superb new restoration of Jean Renoir’s spellbinding adaptation of Rumer Godden’s novel, filmed entirely on location in India. The River is the story of an English family living in Bengal during the last years of the Raj. Shot in ravishing Technicolor by Claude Renoir (the director’s nephew), it beautifully captures the rhythm and energy of life on the banks of the Ganges.

Available on: DVD, 35mm


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