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Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

Francis Levy | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What will they think my neighbors,?" says Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee) in the third installment of Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, Apur Sansar (The Word of Apu, 1959), currently being revived at Film Forum and other theaters.

Satyajit Ray's Aparajito

Francis Levy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

When you see the second of Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, Aparajito (The Unvanquished, 1957), currently being revived in repertoire at Film Forum, you think first of Bergman.

Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What makes the masters of twentieth century cinema great was the ambitiousness of their project. Kurosawa's Ikiru ("To Live"), Bergman's Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal, Fellini's La Dolce Vita, Mizoguchi's Ugetsu and Antonioni's L'avventura don't shy away from grappling with life and death.

Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy Premieres at MoMA, Again

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

MoMA's Titus I theater looked like a gathering for New York filmmakers and artists on Monday night: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Jim Jarmusch, Laurie Anderson, Hal Willner, Gay Talese, and others, many of whom had already seen the Apu Trilogy as Satyajit Ray's masterwork is called.

Diana Krall and Scott Weiland Exclusives, Plus Chatting With JAL's Girish Malik, Bickram Gosh & Sonu Nigam

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.15.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bickram Ghosh: When the three of us sat together we realized that there was a palpable chemistry and we were even able to create the song "Jal De" in record time which then was used to create a reference mood by Mr. Malik when he started shooting.

Education & Films: An Inspiration from Satyajit Ray

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

It is said that a mark of a great film is that you find something new everytime you watch it. One such Bengali film is Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.

DVDs: The Rise and Rise of Indian Director Satyajit Ray

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ray is a giant of cinema, acclaimed throughout the world even 21 years after his death but his movies simply haven't been seen much and rarely in the great prints they deserve.

Edward Snowden, Satyajit Ray and Inverted Totalitarianism

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

Blowing whistle against the United States government is not a spectacle. The ongoing explosive expose of the American surveillance state brought back a children's film, a musical comedy, I had watched in 1980 -- Satyajit Ray's Hirok Rajar Deshe.

Inspiration Over Perspiration: The Best Almodovar by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

A tale of a scientist who exacts a most unusual form of revenge on the young man that victimized his daughter, The Skin I Live In is gorgeously shot, paced, and acted.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

Kolkata: Summertime on Sudder St.

Zachary Stockill | Posted 07.16.2011 | Travel
Zachary Stockill

India's poverty is no more visible in Kolkata than any other major city, though still it maintains this damning reputation in certain quarters through media, myth, and rumor.