Sun 19 Sept

Pather Panchali

Cert. U

Festivals & Series

London Indian Film Festival Autumn Edition

125 mins

in Bengali with EN subs

IND | 1955 | dir. Satyajit Ray, with Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Chunibala Devi, Uma Das Gupta, Subir Banerjee

Probably Satyajit Ray’s most internationally acclaimed film, The Song of the Little Road as it is known in English, is based on Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s 1929 Bengali novel of the same name. It depicts the childhood joys and struggles of the main protagonist Apu (Subir Banerjee), and his sister Durga (Uma Das Gupta), as they encounter both the beauty of the Bengali countryside, and also the cruel hardships of being the poor family of the village, after their father deserts them. This classic boasts magical cinematography by Subrata Mitra and an unforgettable musical score by Ravi Shankar.

Preceded by an introductory talk, Satyajit Ray and his French Connection, by Ray’s long-time biographer Andrew Robinson

Sun 19 Sept 4.15pm

About our speaker

Andrew Robinson will explore Ray’s lesser-known close connection with French artists including filmmaker Jean Renoir and photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well as an insight into Ray’s background, films and the making of Pather Panchali. Andrew Robinson will publish a centenary edition of Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye in September.


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