Saturday, April 27
(1956) As death depletes the family, Apu (now played by Smaran Ghosal) and his mother move to Benares, and the now-young man discovers electricity, the working of the heavens, the delights of poetry, and the growing sense of responsibility for the mother who has always cared for him. Grand Prize, Venice Film Festival. DCP. Approx. 110 min.
Part two of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy.
PATHER PANCHALI (part one) screens Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 and Tuesday, May 7 at 12:30.
APUR SANSAR (part three) screens Saturday, April 27 at 3:45 and Tuesday, May 7 at 5:10.
“Chronicles the emergence of modern industrial India, showing it to be not a primitive society but a corrupted society. However, Apu himself embodies Ray’s belief that individuals need not become corrupt.”
– Pauline Kael
“More perceptive than any other study of adolescence that I know.”
– David Shipman
“Its treatment of death is among the most beautiful, mystical, and precise handlings of that subject in all of cinema, worthy of Mizoguchi… It’s a masterpiece of which terms like ‘simplicity’ and ‘profundity’ seem inadequate.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum