Rent The River (1951)

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Synopsis:
Jean Renoir's intoxicating first colour feature - shot entirely on location in India - is a lyrical adaptation of Rumer Godden's autobiographical coming-of-age tale of an adolescent girl living with her English family on the banks of West Bengal during the waning years of British colonial life.
Actors:
Patricia Walters, , , , Suprova Mukerjee, , Radha, , Nimai Barik, Richard R. Foster, Jane Harris, Jennifer Harris, Trilak Jetley, , Penelope Wilkinson, Cecilia Wood
Directors:
Producers:
Kenneth McEldowney, Jean Renoir
Voiced By:
June Hillman
Narrated By:
June Hillman
Writers:
Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Collections:
A Brief History of French Poetic Realism, A Brief History of the Tradition of Quality, Getting to Know..., Getting to Know: James Mason, Getting to Know: Kenneth More, A Brief History of Film..., The Instant Expert's Guide, The Instant Expert's Guide to Jean Renoir, The Instant Expert's Guide to Martin Scorsese, The Instant Expert's Guide to Satyajit Ray, Top 10 Golden Bear Winners, Top Films
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/07/2006
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Specially commissioned introduction to The River bu Indian filmmaker Kumar Shahani
  • Seven short films set in India (1899 - 1945) from the bfi National Film and Television Archive
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following special features:
Specially commissioned introduction to The River bu Indian filmmaker Kumar Shahani
Seven short films set in India (1899 - 1945) from the bfi National Film and Television Archive
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/08/2021
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • India Matri Bhumi (1959, 90 mins): Roberto Rossellini's part-documentary, part-fiction portrait of India
  • Around India with a Movie Camera (Sandhya Suri, 2018, 73 mins): drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive and featuring some of the earliest surviving film of India
  • Around the River (Arnaud Mandagaran, 2008, 60 mins): a documentary about the production of 'The River'
  • Introduction by Kumar Shahani (2006, 16 mins): introduction by the Indian director and screenwriter
  • Villenour (French India: Territory of Pondicherry) (1914, 4 mins): a travelogue by Pathe Freres with gorgeous stencil-coloured images of French India
  • Manufacturing Ropes and Marine Cables at Howrah, Near Calcutta (1908, 8 mins): an instructional film by Pathe Freres depicting the jute industry
  • Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features

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