AparajitoU

Directed by Satyajit Ray | India | 1957 | 1h 46m | Bengali w/ English subtitles | Dir. Satyajit Ray. India, 1957. 1h 53m. Bengali/subs. Starring Pinaki Sengupta, Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Kali Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee.

The second part of Satyajit Ray’s famous trilogy focusses on a young boy leaving home to study in Calcutta. As he progresses from wide-eyed boy to intellectually curious teenager, we witness his progression towards adulthood as well as his complex relationship with his mother. This tenderly expressive and often heart-wrenching film won three top prizes at the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion (Best Film) in 1957.

Reviews

‘Humanist film-making at its best.’
★★★★★
David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

‘It is done with such rare feeling and skill at pictorial imagery, and with such sympathetic understanding of Indian character on the part of Mr. Ray, that it develops a sort of hypnotism’
★★★★★
Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

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17:30

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