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      The River

      2021 1 hr. 41 min. Drama List
      Reviews It's autumn. A man and a woman are about to leave a restaurant situated in the heart of the Lebanese mountains. They are surprised by fighter planes screaming past at low altitude. In the distance, war seems to be breaking out once more. Losing sight of the woman, the man starts looking for her. He finds her on the other side of the mountain. Together they sink deeper into nature, which becomes increasingly spectral, just like the slender thread that ties them to each other. Read More Read Less

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      Jay Weissberg Variety This is a film that comes from an exhausted sensibility, from a place of deep sadness beyond anger where only allegory can capture the full depth of Lebanon's existential condition. Aug 6, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis It's autumn. A man and a woman are about to leave a restaurant situated in the heart of the Lebanese mountains. They are surprised by fighter planes screaming past at low altitude. In the distance, war seems to be breaking out once more. Losing sight of the woman, the man starts looking for her. He finds her on the other side of the mountain. Together they sink deeper into nature, which becomes increasingly spectral, just like the slender thread that ties them to each other.
      Director
      Ghassan Salhab
      Screenwriter
      Ghassan Salhab
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Arabic