Saturday 17 October 2009

Satyajit Ray Retrospective at Rich Mix

Throughout November, the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green is presenting a selection of films by Bengali director Satyajit Ray. One of the great film-makers of 20th century cinema, Ray made three films known as the Apu Trilogy between 1955 and 1959, which were based on the novels of the Bengali author Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. The original music for the trilogy was composed by Ravi Shankar.

I've only ever seen Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) and I'm looking forward to seeing Aparajito (The Unvanquished) and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu). Rich Mix is also showing the seldom-screened Teen Kanya (Three Daughters, whose international title is strangely, Two Daughters).

Pather Panchali (115 mins) - Sunday 8 November - 2pm
Aparajito (104 mins) - Sunday 15 November - 2pm
The World of Apu (106 mins) - Sunday 22 November - 2pm
Two Daughters (106 mins) - Sunday 29 November - 2pm

Tickets are £6 (£5 concessions)


HarpyMarx said...

Wow! That sounds really great. Have seen the Apu Trilogy sometime ago.

Talking of film...that reminds me...will be writing something on Zombieland....

Anonymous said...

One of the three shorts in Teen Kanya -- the one called "Monihara" -- is not included in the usual western release, hence the name "Two Daughters"

Kevin said...

Ah, that explains it... I thought my (limited) grasp of Bengali was confused.

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