Set in a middle-class Kolkata household, House of Memories is one of Aparna Sen’s finest Bengali language films. A multi-layered family drama, the film centres on the close relationship of two women; Sanaka (acted by Aparna Sen) and her daughter-in-law, Paromita (one of Ritapurna Sen’s finest roles). When Paromita separates from her husband, the strong bond between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law breaks down due to social conventions. Told in flashback, Sen explores the contrasting emotional lives of different female generations with real warmth and insight, finding moments of female solidarity within a hostile society.

House of Memories won Best Feature film in Bengali at the National Film Awards in 2000


The screening will be introduced by Aparna Sen 

About Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen is an acclaimed Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actress known for her impactful contributions to Bengali cinema. She has directed several award-winning films, including 36 Chowringhee Lane and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, showcasing her adept storytelling and nuanced portrayal of human relationships. As an actress, she has delivered memorable performances in films like Ghare Baire and Aranyer Din Ratri, establishing herself as a versatile talent in Indian cinema.