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El río

The River

Dirigida por Jean Renoir
Francia, India, 1951
Drama, Romántico


Historia de una joven perteneciente a una familia inglesa que vive en la India posterior a la guerra. Allí conocerá el amor por primera vez, la pérdida y todas las emociones propias de la bella y dura adolescencia.

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El río Dirigida por Jean Renoir
Renoir took a coming-of-age memoir and peeled back so much incident and plot that what remains is more reverie than narrative, leaving time to linger on faces and landscapes and the ever flowing Ganges. The emblematic images for me are a montage of naps which Renoir zooms in on with swaying drowsiness, aping the drift into unconsciousness. The film as a whole has the same kind of lulling effect, and if you lock into its tempo the screen will drop away…, revealing eternal verities.
August 01, 2017
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In a project that relies so heavily on young and non-professional actors, Renoir’s knack for handling and editing performance becomes self-evident. Framed right, their awkwardness becomes characterization and depth. The result is a work of careful construction, with moments of graceful lyricism and subtle tragedy, which seems to move as elegantly and mysteriously as rivers do.
April 22, 2015
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In effect, Renoir humanizes India, but does so with ethnographic curiosity by relying too heavily on its cultural specificities for mere visual detail, instead of affording a multitude of perspectives. Although the film’s titular river is expressed as being complicated and polymorphous, the narrative remains restricted to an unquestionably limited valence, in which even Indian physical expression via a prolonged dance sequence is rendered through fantasy and myth.
April 21, 2015
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