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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12:30

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Baby Club
1h 38m
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15:15

Moonage Daydream 15
Socially Distanced
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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18:15

See How They Run 12A
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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20:30

Her Way 18
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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