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The World of Apu(Apur Sansar)

  • Dir: Satyajit Ray

  • India, 1959, Bengali, 106mins, DCP, B&W

  • Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Swapan Mukherjee, Alok Chakravarty

The conflict between life and death takes centre stage in the poignant conclusion to Ray’s celebrated Apu trilogy. Now a young adult, Apu finds himself entered into a marriage. When unexpected tragedy strikes, however, Apu turns his back on life until a friend intervenes. The World of Apu , which was screened for the U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1961, marked the debuts of Sharmila Tagore (distantly related to Rabindranath) and the late Soumitra Chatterjee, both of whom would go on to star in numerous films by Ray.

USA National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Film

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

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