The Unvanquished(Aparajito)

  • Dir: Satyajit Ray

  • India, 1956, Bengali, 110mins, DCP, B&W

  • Cast: Smaran Ghosal, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Karuna Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee

Ray teamed up once again with cinematographer Subrata Mitra and musician Ravi Shankar for the sequel to Song of the Little Road that follows young Apu as his family moves to Varanasi and later receives a scholarship to study in Calcutta. Death continues to cast shadows eclipsed by Apu’s eagerness to embrace life and see the world. The emotional honesty to Ray’s poetic depiction of the mother-son relationship has won him many admirers, from Kurosawa Akira (whose Throne of Blood [1957] lost to The Unvanquished at Venice) to fellow Bengali 23.10 filmmaker Mrinal Sen.

Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion

Best Film and FIPRESCI Prize


In-theatre Screening


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