About the film
based on novel or book river snake charmer hindu love india american first love kite flying bengal ganges
Release Date: September 10, 1951
|Slogan||:||«Beauty... Mystery... Delightful Humor...»|
|Production Companies||:||Oriental International Films|
|Producers||:||Kenneth McEldowney, Kalyan Gupta|
|Writers||:||Jean Renoir, Rumer Godden, Rumer Godden|
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 gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.