Wild River

Wild River

Synopsis

"Kazan's mid-career masterpiece introduced a newly ruminative tone and political subtlety to his work by that offers a tempered reconsideration and questioning of the very New Deal notions of progress (to which his own early career was intimately tied). One of Kazan's personal favorites, Wild River pits a timid yet determined Tennessee Valley Authority official – portrayed by a fascinating Montgomery Clift – against a hamlet targeted for imminent flooding and a young resident – played by a radiant Lee Remick – smitten by his eccentric charm. The harnessing of nature takes on almost Biblical dimensions, thanks to the magnificent Cinemascope photography and the electrifying performance of Jo Van Fleet as the town matriarch who alone understands the river's unspoken diluvian powers." – Harvard Film Archive

Technical Specs

Director: Elia Kazan
Year: 1960
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 110 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: PG