The Films of Jean Renoir
Dir. Jean Renoir, France, 1951, 99 mins., color, in English
This film screening is presented in conjunction with the
Barnes Foundation’s Renoir:
Father and Son/ Painting and Cinema, a
major exhibition examining the artistic exchange between the renowned
impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and his son, celebrated filmmaker
Jean Renoir–on view at the Barnes May 6 through September 3, 2018.
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.
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