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The River

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October 15, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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New Farm Six Cinemas
701 Brunswick Street
New Farm, 4005

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The River (1951)
Confluence: Festival of India in Australia
Asia Pacific Screen Awards Screening Program
Presented by Screen Queensland

Rated G
All ages permitted

Director: Jean Renoir
France | UK | India | USA
99 min
English | Bengali

“one of the most formative move experiences (for me)…” – Martin Scorsese

An undisputed humanistic classic that tackles cultural confluence with sophistication, French master Jean Renoir’s The River is the first colour film in India, shot in technicolor.

Against the spiritual backdrop of the Ganges River, by where her English family resides, young Harriet first learns the taste of life, love and sorrow as she falls in love with the visiting Captain John, who finds himself caught among the daughters from the family and the beautiful mix-blood Indian girl, Melanie. Introducing Melanie’s character that does not exist in the original novel, Renoir’s adaption resists an orientalist approach, instead remains respectful and authentic in its accounts of Indian art and life. Winning the International Award at the 1951 Venice Film Festival, The River is among the West’s most meaningful attempts in converging with Asia, and would inspire India’s master Satyajit Ray, then Renoir’s assistant director, to pursue his blossoming career.

Enquiries For The River:

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
(07) 3006 6200



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