SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AND CASULA POWERHOUSE PRESENT
The creative team behind Mountain reunite for the cinematic poetry that is River: director Jennifer Peedom, with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, writer Robert Macfarlane and narrator Willem Dafoe.
From the heart of each continent to the ocean shore, rivers have shaped our landscapes. They inspire and nourish us, for without fresh water, where would we be? Sadly, we often fail to respect their immense value.
With eye-opening footage from 39 countries, River reveals their beauty, but also humanity’s impact on our most precious resource.
The transcendental imagery is matched by ACO’s score that includes music by Bach, Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead, and First Nations musician William Barton.
The combination of Macfarlane’s elegiac words (co-written by Peedom and co-director Joseph Nizeti) and Dafoe’s narration are the icing on the cake in the theatrical version of the cinematic and musical feast that is River.
CO-DIRECTOR Joseph Nizeti
PRODUCER Jo-anne McGowan, Jennifer Peedom, John Smithson
CAST Willem Dafoe (Narrator)
SCREENWRITER Jennifer Peedom, Robert Macfarlane
CO-WRITER Joseph Nizeti
CINEMATOGRAPHER Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Ben Knight, Sherpas Cinema, Renan Ozturk, Pete McBride
EDITOR Simon Njoo
EAT WITH US!
Don't forget to book your pre-screening dinner at Bellbird Dining & Bar
Our chefs have prepared a delicious meal inspired by the film.
Pan Fried Barramundi Fillet, Spring & Native Greens.
Dinner commences at 6pm, $30per person and bookings are essential. Phone 8711 7077 or book with your film ticket.