About

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 Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, The River gra...

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Directed by

Jean Renoir

Written by

Jean Renoir (Screenplay)
Rumer Godden (Screenplay)

Runtime

99 minutes

Country

United States of America, France, India

Language

English

Tagline

Beauty... Mystery... Delightful Humor...

Cast

Keywords

love river india american bengal

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Lists

#163 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?