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INDY MOVIE REVIEW
 
River Road (2014)
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Director:Ruijun Li  Producer:Yang Cheng, Screenplay by:Ruijun Li Music by:Peyman Yazdanian Cinematography:Yonghong Liu  Edited by:Ruijun Li Running time:1h 43min Country:China Language:Mandarin Genre:Drama   Subtitle:English  Starring:Long Tang Long Tang, Songtao Guo Songtao Guo , Turkish Xiaonan Geng, Ruijun Li

 
 

 


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Berlin International Film Festival 2015

Nominated
Crystal Bear
Generation Kplus - Best Film
Ruijun Li 
 

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015

Won
SIGNIS Award
Ruijun Li 

The film portrays the journey of two little brothers from a forgotten minority tribe in Northern ... More

 

Tokyo International Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Tokyo Grand Prix
Ruijun Li 
 
 

Storyline

RIVER ROAD is the story of two Yugur ethnic minority brothers, Bartel and Adikeer. They set out on a journey across the prairies of northwestern China in search of their parents, skillfully maneuvering their camels over the vast expanse of dry ground. The allure of the film''s core components - the great outdoors, children, and animals - instantly catch our attention. Though realistic, the boys'' journey, powered by dreams and anxiety, is depicted with a touch of fantasy. And to firmly establish his characters, director Li Ruijun imbues this impressive effort - a coming-of-age drama couched in the guise of an adventure - with a winning sense of humor rooted in careful attention to detail. At the heart of the film, however, is a mournful air, bemoaning the disappearance of ethnic minorities and the destruction of nature. As suggested by its epic scale, the work has the classic qualities of a film that allows us to enjoy being emotionally affected emotional by what we see.







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