The Unvanquished (Aparajito)
Dir/Scr: Satyajit Ray
Photography: Subrata Mitra
Editor: Dulal Dutta
Music: Ravi Shankar
Prod Co: Epic Productions
Cast: Smaran Ghosal, Karuna Bannerjee, Kanu Bannerjee, Pinaki Sengupta
1956 / India / B&W / 35mm /
In Bengali with Eng Subtitles / 113 min
The magic continues. Aparajito finds Apu’s family in the city, at Benares, by the holy Ganges, where pilgrims come to bathe, then follows them back to a village after another devastating loss... The second chapter of the Trilogy proves emphatically that the greatness of the first is no fluke, that Satyajit Ray is an extraordinary artist, capable of mining profound complexity in the simplicity of ordinary life. Ray finds poetic beauty in the city just as he does in the village, hitting exquisite timbre in Apu’s emotional journey, particularly poignant in the heartrending relationship he has with his mother.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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