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Eternal Ray: APARAJITO (The 'Apu' Trilogy)

What Apu leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, this is the second film of Satyajit's Ray 'Apu' trilogy. Restored in 4K resolution for the big screen!
When 3 September 2016 (Saturday), 3:15pm
Where Golden Village Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 (East Atrium, next to Tower 4, Level 3)
Admission

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.

 

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This programme is presented by the Singapore Film Society and Darpan Singapore.

Restored in 4K resolution for the big screen!

APARAJITO

Dir. Satyajit Ray

1956 | India | Drama | In Bengali with English subtitles | 110 mins | PG

Awards:  Won Golden Lion & FIPRESCI Prize (Venice Film Festival)

Satyajit Ray had not planned to make a sequel to Pather Panchali, but after the film’s international success, he decided to continue Apu’s narrative. Aparajito picks up where the first film leaves off, with Apu and his family having moved away from the country to live in the bustling holy city of Varanasi (then known as Benares).

As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother.

This tenderly expressive, often heart-wrenching film, which won three top prizes at the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion, not only extends but also spiritually deepens the tale of Apu.

(Source: The Criterion Collection)

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