Aparajito (The Unvanquished)

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Shown: January 23, 2022 at 6pm

Director : Satyajit Ray

Country : India

Release Date : 1956

Duration : 108 mins

Language : Bengali

Subtitles : Yes

In this, the second film of Satyajit Ray’s masterful Apu Trilogy, Apu and his family move to the holy city of Benares (Varanasi) as Apu continues his academic and spiritual education in adolescence. Enormously touching in its simplicity, emotional sweep and visual beauty, it is often featured in lists of the greatest films ever made. With a soundtrack by Ravi Shankar.

What makes it almost unparalleled in cinema is its fusion of poignancy, humour, and poetry … it concerns a poor boy growing up in India nearly a century ago – and yet, miraculously, it concerns us all.” (Andrew Robinson – New York Times)