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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Tomorrow (Thursday 6th October)

12:30

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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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