Pather PanchaliU

Directed by Satyajit Ray | India | 1955 | 1h 51m | Bengali w/ English subtitles | Starring Subir Banerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Uma Das Gupta, Kanu Bannerjee

With the release of Satyajit Ray’s debut in 1955, an eloquent and hugely important new cinematic voice was born. Inspired by the neorealist films of Italy, Ray took to the streets with an inexperienced crew and an untested cast and created a classic of Indian cinema. The film follows an impoverished priest, who dreams of a better life for himself and his family, leaving his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Reviews

‘It’s not just the film’s enduring status as a landmark of world cinema that makes it essential viewing. It remains a miracle of lyrical realism…A masterpiece, inarguably.’
★★★★★
Geoff Andrew, Time Out

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