The Apu Trilogy: Song of the Little Road (Pather Panchali)

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India | 1955 | 125 minutes | Satyajit Ray

The first part of the world-renowned film series by Satyajit Ray, based on the books by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, follows young Bengali boy Apu and his family through the trials and tribulations of impoverished living. Presented in a beautiful 4k digital restoration.

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The release of Satyajit Ray’s debut Song Of The Little Road, also known as Pather Panchali, in 1955 introduced to the world an eloquent and important new cinematic voice. A depiction of rural Bengali life told in the way of Italian neorealism, this realistic yet poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us both to little Apu (Subir Banerjee) and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape and define him: his independent older sister, Durga (Uma Das Gupta); his harried mother, Sarbajaya (Karuna Banerjee), who, with her husband often away, must hold the family together; and his kindly and mischievous elderly “Auntie,” Indir (Chunibala Devi) Ñvivid, all multifaceted characters. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s constant sense of discovery, the Cannes-awarded Song Of The Little Road is an immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power. A stunning new 4K restoration of this masterpiece of Indian cinema.

Director Biography
Satyajit Ray was a Bengali filmmaker (1921-1992). Known for a humanistic approach to cinema, Ray received an honorary Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992.

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  • Director: Satyajit Ray
  • Principal Cast: Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee, Subir Banerjee, Uma Das Gupta, Runki Banerjee
  • Country: India
  • Year: 1955
  • Running Time: 125 minutes
  • Producer: Satyajit Ray
  • Screenplay: Satyajit Ray
  • Cinematographers: Subrata Mitra
  • Editors: Dulal Dutta
  • Music: Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Awards: Cannes 1956 (Best Human Document), San Francisco International Film Festival 1957 (Best Picture, Director), National Board of Review 1958 (Best Foreign Film)
  • Filmography: The Stranger (1991), Kingdom of Diamonds (1980), The Chess Players (1977), Days and Nights in the Forest (1969), Adventures of, Goopy and Bagha (1968), The Hero (1966), The Lonely Wife (1964), The Big City (1963), The Goddess (1960), The World of Apu (1959), The Music Room (1958), The Unvanquished (1956)
  • Language: Bengali
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP