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River Crossing

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Synopsis

River Crossing is based on true story. A childhood memory of two sisters on a family excursion.

Instructed by a dominant father to cross a dangerous river and return a stranger's belongings to the opposite bank, two young girls almost drown.

A girl's voice narrates the main event but at the start of the river crossing, it is replaced by a woman's voice. This memorable day becomes the turning point of the girl's life, with no possibility of return.
Running water, the wide river and the crossing serve as metaphors for her rites of passage to adulthood: the moment she grew years in a single day.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
6 mins 54 secs
Format
35mm
Director
Marina Willer
Producer
Leena Telén
Editor
Justine Wright
Screenwriter
Leena Telen, Marina Willer
Director of Photography
Mike Eley
Production Designer
Marina Willer
Sound
Dave Hunt
Music
Steve Beresford
Principal Cast
Shannon Wilson, Senaid MacKay

Production Company

Leena Telén Productions
77 Mount Pleasant Lane
London E5 9EW
UK

T+44 (0)20 8806 3307

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