Wild River

  • Dir: Elia Kazan

  • USA, 1960, 110minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet

A Tennessee Valley Authority representative battling rural Southerners to make way for a hydroelectric dam might not sound like the trappings of classic cinema, but under the impeccable direction of Elia Kazan, Wild River is transformed into a riveting matinee melodrama. Montgomery Clift plays the corporate suit tasked with ousting Jo Van Fleet’s elderly landowner from her home, clashing with locals, stirring up racial tensions, and sweeping Lee Remick off her feet, all in the name of national progress.

Berlin International Film Festival: In Competition

#6 in Cahiers du Cinéma ‘s Top 10 Films

Restored by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg for their consultation on this restoration.


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2021-02-06 (Sat)
      2021-03-14 (Sun)


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