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Aro Favourite Let the River Flow


Norway 2023, 118 minutes
Dir. Ole Giaever
In Sammi, Norwegian with English subtitles
Rating: [M] contains offensive language & suicide
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


“Everything about LET THE RIVER FLOW captures the essence of quality cinema story-telling.”~Chris Greenwood, A Sliver of Film

Aroview: A superbly-crafted and moving indigenous rights drama about a young teacher whose repressed Sami heritage is awakened by a protest group who oppose the damming of a local river in 1970s Norway.

The film hardly shows the river itself but instead harnesses its colossal power as a metaphor – uncovering the traumas of forced assimilation from the unique and intriguing perspective of white-skinned natives. Lead actress Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen is a pop-star in Norway, and she gives a brilliantly understated performance in her acting debut.

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