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.

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.

1956, Janus Films, 108 min, India, Dir: Satyajit Ray

Part Two in the "Apu Trilogy," this film affirmed Ray’s stance as a master of cinema. APARAJITO follows Apu from ages 10 to 17. Apu and his family are now living in a new village along the banks of the holy Ganges River. Faced with the loss of his father and the demands of fast-approaching adulthood, Apu goes on to study in Calcutta, leaving his mother behind. APARAJITO centers around Apu’s maturation and his changing relationship with his widowed mother. One of the cinema's most profound treatments of parent-child relationships. With more superb music by Ravi Shankar. In Bengali with English subtitles.

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