Aparajito (The Unvanquished)

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India | 1957 | 109 minutes | Satyajit Ray

July 24 - 30, 2015

New 4K Restoration | In the second part of Satyajit Ray’s heralded trilogy, Apu and his family now live in the bustling holy city of Benares, where he progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager.

Satyajit Ray had not planned to make a sequel to Pather Panchali, but after the film’s international success he decided to continue Apu’s narrative. Aparajito picks up where the first film left off, with Apu (Pinaki Sengupta) and his family having moved to live in the city. As Apu grows into a teenager (now played by Smaran Ghosal), we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother.

This tenderly expressive, often heart-wrenching film, won three top prizes at the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion.

  • Director: Satyajit Ray
  • Principal Cast: Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Smaran Ghosal
  • Country: India
  • Year: 1957
  • Running Time: 109 minutes
  • Music: Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Bengali
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP