A cinematic and musical odyssey with musical score by the Australian Chamber Orchestra that explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers.

Australia 2021
  • Czech
75 min.

A cinematic and musical odyssey that explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers. Throughout history, rivers have shaped our landscapes and our journeys; flowed through our cultures and dreams. River takes its audience on a journey through space and time; spanning six continents, and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography, including satellite filming, the film shows rivers on scales and from perspectives never seen before. Its union of image, music and sparse, the poetic script will create a film that is both dream-like and powerful, honouring the wildness of rivers but also recognizes their vulnerability.

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Director: Jennifer Peedom, Joseph Nizeti
Screenplay: Jennifer Peedom, Robert Macfarlane, Joseph Nizeti
Cinematography: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Ben Knight, Peter McBride, Renan Ozturk
Music: William Barton, Piers Burbrook de Vere, Richard Tognetti
Sound: Tara Webb
Editing: Simon Njoo
Producer: Jo-Anne McGowan, Jennifer Peedom, John Smithson
Co-production: Lorelle Adamson
Cast: Vypravěč / Narrator: Willem Dafoe