Director Jean Renoir’s entrancing first color feature—shot entirely on location in India—is a visual tour de force. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River, around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.

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4.1 out of 5
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20 Ratings

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Cast & Crew

Cast
Nora Swinburne
Director
Jean Renoir

Information

Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1951 Oriental International Films, Inc.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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