TEEN KANYA
THREE DAUGHTERS
1961, Janus Films, 174 min, India, Dir: Satyajit Ray

To commemorate the centennial of writer Rabindranath Tagore, director Satyajit Ray adapted the Nobel Prize-winner’s stories in this entertaining anthology. “The Postmaster” looks at the all-too-brief bond between a Calcutta man who takes a job as a village postmaster and the little girl who works as his housekeeper; one of Ray’s smallest but brightest gems. “Monihara (The Lost Jewels),” a ghost story about a jewelry-obsessed woman and her husband, had been edited out of the international release but is included in this restoration. In “Samapti (The Conclusion),” Soumitra Chatterjee plays a college graduate whose mother has a dull wife picked out for him - until a madcap young woman catches his eye. In Bengali with English subtitles.


APUR SANSAR
THE WORLD OF APU
1958, Janus Films, 103 min, India, Dir: Satyajit Ray

As the final installment of the "Apu Trilogy," APUR SANSAR depicts Apu’s challenges with adult life in the city. Living again in poverty, Apu is forced to sell his books and begins writing an autobiographical novel. Upon making an unexpected visit to a small village, Apu finds himself as the groom in an arranged marriage. Life with his new bride gives way to love - and a child - and ultimately proves to be both joyous and tragic. Nominated for the Golden Globes’ Samuel Goldwyn International Award in 1961. In Bengali with English subtitles.


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