The River ★★★★½

Original Title: The River
Year of Release: 1951
Genres: Drama; Romance
Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir< Rumer Godden (based on the novel)
Main Cast: Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Thomas E. Breen, Patricia Walters, Radha, Adrienne Corri

Arguably the most beautiful of Jean Renoir's filmography. A passionate look on India and its culture, wonderfully capturing the colors and the beauty of it. The coming-of-age story of a teen girl in a big English family does get quite melodramatic, but it keeps an innocence that is truly heartwarming. One of those films that almost makes you feel like you could touch what is on screen, and that respects the culture it's portraying with plenty of earnestness.

Story: 7.5
Directing: 9
Cinematography: 9
Acting: 8.5
Sound: 9
Visual Effects: 9


Violence & Gore: 4
Sex & Nudity: 2
Drugs & Profanity: 1
Intensity & Horror: 3

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