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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreams of a better life for himself and his family and leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. Alone, his wife, looks after her rebellious daughter, Durga, and her young son, Apu, as well as Harihar’s elderly aunt Indir. The children enjoy the small pleasures of their difficult life, while their parents suffer the daily indignities heaped upon them.

Title:

Pather Panchali

Director(s):

Satyajit Ray

Year of Release:

1955

Region:

India

Language:

Hindi, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

125 minutes

Rating:

No Rating

Showtimes:

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 3.30pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 7


About the Director(s):

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, music composer, graphic designer and film critic.  Pather Panchali (1955), his first film won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. This film, along with Aparajito (1956), and Apur Sansar(The World of Apu) (1959) form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears, a number of additional awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. The Government of India honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1992.

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