The BFI’s India on Film season will conclude this month with a back-to-back showing of Satyajit Ray’s renowned Apu Trilogy on Sunday 10 December.
And if the thought of seven hours or so of Bengali cinema might be a bit much for one sitting, the London Institute is also showing the films – Pather Panchali, Aparajito and (pictured above) Apu Sansar – in single showings in the following weeks. Continue reading
I’m often amazed by the cultural riches that casually appear online for our use and enjoyment – Open Culture being an excellent contributor and curator to this trend.
Another is the British Film Institute (BFI), whose National Archives recently released a collection of newly-digitised films from India from the turn of the 20th century to partition. Continue reading
British Pathé newsreels were famously shown in cinemas prior to a featured film and the company kept churning them out, despite the inescapable threat from television, until 1976.
Last month the entire British Pathé archive was uploaded to YouTube and the UK’s historic ties to India ensure the country makes a number of appearances in the 85,000 film collection. Continue reading