Big River

About This Project

Big River is a road movie where two men and a woman of different nationalities meet and come to a realization, set against the backdrop of Monument Valley, Arizona. Ali, a Muslim man from Pakistan, is searching for his estranged wife Nadia. He gets lost in the middle of the desert soon after arriving in the US. After meeting up with Teppei, a Japanese traveller hitchhiking his way through America, and Sarah, a beautiful white woman from a local trailer park, Ali and his new friends find Nadia living in Phoenix. To his dismay, he discovers she is living with another man. Ali spends the rest of his stay in the U.S with his new friends, anxiously wondering where his life is going to. This is a story about a borderless realm of friendship and its ability to transcend cultural differences.

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AWARDS & HONOURS

> Berlin International Film Festival – Official Selection (2005)
> Pusan International Film Festival – Official Selection (2005)
> Pusan International Film Festival – New Currents Award Nominee (2005)
> Karlov Vary Festival – Official Selection

Company Credits

BANDAI VISUAL TOKYO FM TV ASAHI TOKYO THEATRES & OFFICE KITANO

CAST & CREW

Starring: Jo Odagiri, Kavi Raz, and Chloe Snyder
Director: Atsushi Funahashi
Producers: Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida, Shozo Ichiyama
Co-Producers: Mohammed Naqvi, Alyssa Jo Black
Writers: Atsushi Funahashi, Eric Van Den Brulle
Cinematographer: Eric Van Den Brulle
Editor: Steve Hamilton
Sound Design: Justin Kawashima
Music: Janek Duszynski

Category
(Film), OFFICE KITANO