Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)

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India | 1955 | 125 minutes | Satyajit Ray

July 24 - 30, 2015

New 4K Restoration | The debut film from Satyajit Ray follows young Bengali boy Apu and his family through the trials and tribulations of impoverished living. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s constant sense of discovery, this Cannes-award winning masterpiece of Indian cinema is an immersive cinematic experience.

The release of 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 to little Apu (Subir Banerjee) and the women who will help shape and define him: his independent older sister (Uma Das Gupta); his harried mother (Karuna Banerjee), and his kindly and mischievous elderly “Auntie,” Indir (Chunibala Devi).

  • Director: Satyajit Ray
  • Principal Cast: Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee, Subir Banerjee, Uma Das Gupta, Runki Banerjee
  • Country: India
  • Year: 1955
  • Running Time: 125 minutes
  • Music: Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Bengali
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Janus Films