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India on Film – BFI programme concludes with a Satyajit Ray season

Apu Sansar World Soutmitra Chatterjee Sharmila Tagore

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

Film review: Satyajit Ray’s Days and Nights in the Forest

Days and Nights in the Forest titles

Aranyer Din Ratri

Days and Nights in the Forest (Aranyer Din Ratri) is a particularly watchable Satyajit Ray film.

Its themes – a road trip, a quartet of young men, the clash between urban and rural society – are such recognisable ones, but beyond that there’s a completeness about the narrative.

The Bengali director allows the story to unfold with a satisfying sense of momentum and the film has a French new wave feel about it, thanks to the beautiful way in which it was shot (and the western habits of the main characters).

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Bengali links – images of Tagore, Bangladeshi film Guerrilla, Anupam Roy, Sharmila Tagore on film

This selection of bangla links from my Twitter feed covers Bengali film, music and literature.

All the links in the tweet images work, allowing you to click through to view the links, see my Twitter page or even re-tweet any of the links.

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