The River – Jean Renoir

Rhada Radha Dance from the River by Jean Renoir dance sequence from Jean’s Renoir “Le Fleuve” or the River.

This dance scene is part of story within a story. Radha plays a mixed race character called Melanie in this coming of age film.

The review of “The River by Beth Gilligan

Interestingly, Melanie’s character does not appear in the Godden novel, but was added by Renoir, who wanted a non-colonialist voice to be heard in his film

Who is Radha?