The River (1951)


Sat 26 Oct, 4.30pm | Oldham Theatre

Dir. Jean Renoir | UK/India/France | Drama/Romance | 99 mins | English & Bengali | 35mm | PG

Harriet, a British girl, recalls her childhood days in India where she fell in love with Captain John, an American ex-military man with a prosthetic leg. However, complications arise when she has to fight with her childhood friends – Valerie, also a British girl, and Melanie, an Indian girl – in order to win the Captain’s affections and attention. Set along the peaceful banks of Ganges River, The River portrays how cross-cultural influences of British and Indian traditions can affect familial and romantic relationships, and pays respect to the colourful, lively festivals and cultures celebrated in India. The film, being Jean Renoir’s first Technicolour picture and produced wholly in a different country, went on to inspire a young Satyajit Ray, who served as Renoir’s assistant. Ray would go on to make his groundbreaking first feature, Pather Panchali, in 1955, which changed Indian cinema forever.

This screening is supported by the Embassy of France in Singapore.


  • Winner – International Award (Venice  Film Festival)
  • Nominee – Best British Film & Best Film from any Source (BAFTA)


Concession (Others) is applicable to all current Students, Seniors above 55, Full-Time National Servicemen (NSFs) and Singapore Film Society Film Addicts. Consession (PAssion Card Members) are applicable to those who all PAssion Card members. Concession ticket holders will have to present their identification at the door. We reserve the right to decline admission without valid documentation.

Rule of Thirds Discount | $9.00 per ticket

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Sat 26 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 4.30 pm

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