The World of Apu
(Apur Sansar)

Screening on Film
Directed by Satyajit Ray.
With Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty.
India, 1959, 35mm, black & white, 117 min.
Bengali with English subtitles.

Having weathered the deaths of his closest family members, Apu (Chatterjee) comes to Calcutta in search of a new life of independence. He finds work as a writer and enjoys a pseudo-bohemian existence until he is called upon by a friend to fill in at an arranged marriage. Despite his attempts to remain isolated from the world, Apu is confronted by the joys of love and the hardship of loss. The film is imbued with keen observation and moving performances and serves as a fitting coda to this remarkable trilogy.

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