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The Hero(Nayak)

  • Dir: Satyajit Ray

  • India, 1966, Bengali, 120mins, DCP, B&W

  • Cast: Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore

On a train ride to Delhi, a matinee idol is confronted with his past as he recalls the development of his career to the editor of a women’s magazine. Working exceptionally from his original screenplay as opposed to his usual practice of adapting pre-existing literature, Ray also departed on The Hero from his preferred mode of straightforward observational realism by incorporating a host of formal and stylistic touches associated with European art films from the period by Bergman and Fellini, ranging from a flashback narrative structure to dramatically stylised, surrealistic dream sequences.

Berlin International Film Festival: Special Recognition

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

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