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THE RIVER

河流 | He liu

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Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Taiwan, 1997
Drama, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

A family resides under the same roof but live disparate lives. While the son’s mysterious neck ailment and a water leak keep the family occupied, the mother pursues an unsatisfying affair and the father frequents bathhouses for sex. When father and son finally connect, the results are devastating.

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Synopsis

A family resides under the same roof but live disparate lives. While the son’s mysterious neck ailment and a water leak keep the family occupied, the mother pursues an unsatisfying affair and the father frequents bathhouses for sex. When father and son finally connect, the results are devastating.

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The RiverDirected byTsai Ming-liang

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1997 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize (Silver Berlin Bear)
São Paulo International Film Festival
1997 | Honorable Mention: Critics' Award

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