The Lonely Wife(Charulata)
Dir: Satyajit Ray
India, 1964, Bengali, 117mins, DCP, B&W
Cast: Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Ray’s favourite pick of his own films that he felt was the least compromised, The Lonely Wife is an exquisite period adaptation of Tagore’s The Broken Nest whose interiors were shot entirely on soundstages with a meticulous naturalism. Lonely wife Charulata is married to the wealthy founder of a political newspaper whose neglect leads to a relationship developing between her and his free-spirited cousin, an aspiring poet who inspires her to put pen to paper. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to her, her brother schemes to swindle her husband of his wealth. For the second year in a row, Ray won the Best Director award at Berlinale.
Berlin International Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Director
18/9 (Sat): Film talk with Ernest Chan
- EMP Cinemas iSQUARE (Venue)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
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- Broadway Hollywood
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- Chinese Subtitles
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- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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