River is a cinematic and musical odyssey that explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers
Created in collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, narrated by Willem Dafoe, River is a profound cinematic and musical reflection on how rivers have shaped both the planet’s elaborate landscapes and all human existence.
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, poetic script create a film that is both dream-like and powerful, honouring the wildness of rivers but also recognising their vulnerability.
Watch a trailer for the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTtLVw0RxE
SPECIAL EXTRA: before the feature, to celebrate Australian’s incredible natural environment, we’ll be screening winners from the Nature Festival Film Competition.