Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sight & Sound Challenge: The River (1951)

Film: The River (12/250)
Critics Poll: 127th
Directors Poll: 107th
First Time/Rewatch: Rewatch

Jean Renoir's The River is so lovely.  A coming-of-age tale set in Bengal, India, the story is about three girls falling in love and leaving their childhoods behind. The film is a lot like a travelogue; you are transported to a different time and place. While the story is told through a white perspective, the narration explains a lot of the traditions and local customs and you feel like you have a little peek into another life. This film isn't action-packed or dramatic. It's quiet and beautifully shot, and definitely worth a look. 

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