2010-08-22 02:22:27 UTC
PATHER PANCHALI(Dir: Satyajit Ray 1955, India,
Bengali with English Subtitles, 122 min)
on Thursday August 26th 2010, 5:30 pm.
For details call/email at 9823572035/gallerygitanjali at gmail.com
The first movie from independent India to attract major international
critical attention, Pather Panchali won "Best Human Document" at the
1956 Cannes Film Festival,establishing Satyajit Ray as a major
international filmmaker. Pather Panchali is today considered one of the
greatest films ever made. The film was the directorial debut of Satyajit
Ray, the first film of The Apu Trilogy.
Pather Panchali is set sometime in the early years of the century; a
boy, Apu, is born to a poor Brahmin family in a village in Bengal. The
father, a poet and priest, cannot earn enough to keep his family going.
Apu's sister, Durga, is forever stealing guavas from the neighbour's
orchards. All these add to the daily struggles of the mother's life,
notwithstanding her constant bickering with old aunt who lives with the