“I lost my taste for the saga kind of story after the Apu trilogy. Too many lapses of time. It’s a kind of novelistic approach…For the cinema it’s much better to be more concentrated in time. It’s an instinctive feeling: I can’t put it into words why I feel like that. The film’s better if the period is a day or a week or fortnight or a month, so that nobody grows up: everybody’s as they were in the beginning.
If you are a filmmaker of course your surroundings, politics and whatnot make up the social milieu — that becomes relevant. From 1960 onwards I was becoming more aware of my surroundings and introducing more of such elements into my films, apart from what is contained in the plotline itself.” Satyajit Ray
Thursday, March 7 2019 | 8PM Jalsaghar aka The Music Room India 1958 d. Satyajit Ray with Chhabi Biswas, Padma Devi, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Gangapada Bose, Tulsi Lahari, Kali Sarkar, Ustad Waheed Khan, Roshan Kumari and Begum Akhtar. In Bengali with English subtitles. Black and white. 100 m
Thursday, March 14 2019 | 8PM Mahanagar aka The Big City India 1963 d. Satyajit Ray with Madhabi Mukherjee, Anil Chatterjee, Haradhan Bannerjee and Jaya Bhaduri. In Bengali with English subtitles. Black and white. 131 m
Thursday, March 21 2019 | 8PM Charulata aka The Lonely Wife India 1964 d. Satyajit Ray with Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sailen Mukherjee and Syamal Ghosal. In Bengali with English subtitles. Black and white. 117 m
Thursday, March 28 2019 | 8PM Nayak aka The Hero India 1966 d. Satyajit Ray with Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen, Somen Bose and Nirmal Ghosh. In Bengali with English subtitles. Black and white. 117 m