Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Another fabulous film is...

The River, Jean Renoir's intoxicating first colour feature. Shot entirely on location in India, it is an adaptation of Rumer Godden's novel, set during the last days of the Raj. As much about a young girl's coming of age as about the ebb and flow of life. Exquisitely shot by Renoir's nephew, Claude Renoir. The River is a visual feast.

After a family tragedy, an adolescent girl blurts out angrily at table, We just go on as if nothing has happened?
No, her mother responds, we just go on.

Now playing: Oleta Adams - Rhythm of Life
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katiedid said...

It look beautiful, and like a "must see" for me. I will be looking out for it. Thanks!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Love Rumer Godden, Love Jean Renoir. Did you ever read his book...My Father? Wonderful.