London River

"A tender-but-tough piece of realism...Blethyn offers her strongest lead performance since Secrets And Lies."
- Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
"4 Stars...A pair of superb performances…As moving an acting partnership as you'll see all year."
- Tim Robey, The Telegraph
"a well-drawn portrait of two lonely souls facing the shared possibility of grievous loss"
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Synopsis

In the wake of the 2005 terrorist bombings, Elisabeth (two-time Academy Award®-nominee Brenda Blethyn), a widow from a small farming community, travels to London in search of her missing daughter. As she cautiously navigates a world unlike her own, she repeatedly crosses paths with Ousmane (Silver Berlin Bear-winner Sotigui Kouyaté), a Muslim man attempting to locate his missing son. Before long, Elisabeth and Ousmane come to the shocking realization that their children share a connection, and if they have any hope of finding answers, they must put aside their cultural differences and work together.
Original Languages: English, French, Arabic
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 87 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

CAST
Sotigui Kouyaté ()
Brenda Blethyn ()
DIRECTED BY
Rachid Bouchareb

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté) and Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) and Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) and Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté) and Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté) and Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté) and Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyaté) and Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.