An impoverished priest and poet, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. Directed by Satyajit Ray, in the first installment of his monumental 'Apu' trilogy. Restored in 4K resolution for the big screen!
2 September 2016 (Friday), 7:00pm
Golden Village Suntec City 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 (East Atrium, next to Tower 4, Level 3)
Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card. Non-members may sign up online or at our booth. No tickets will be sold. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time at the venue.
This is a programme presented by the Singapore Film Society and Darpan Singapore.
Restored in 4K resolution for the big screen!
Dir. Satyajit Ray
1955 | India | Drama | In Bengali with English subtitles | 125 mins | PG
Awards: Won OCIC Award and Best Human Document (Cannes Film Festival)
With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, Pather Panchali, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world.
A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him: his independent older sister, Durga; his harried mother, Sarbajaya, who, with her husband away, must hold the family together; and his kindly and mischievous elderly “auntie,” Indir—vivid, multifaceted characters all.
With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s perpetual sense of discovery, Pather Panchali, which won an award for Best Human Document at Cannes, is an immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power.