India on Film

BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

‘NOT TO HAVE SEEN THE CINEMA OF RAY MEANS EXISTING IN THE WORLD WITHOUT SEEING THE SUN OR THE MOON’ AKIRA KUROSAWA This month, India on Film celebrates a cinema great by screening his beloved Apu Trilogy, writes the BFI’s Maggi Hurt The impact of Satyajit Ray’s work on both Indian and international cinema should not be underestimated. Essentially self-educated as a filmmaker, he was deeply rooted in Bengali culture – literature and theatre in particular – as well as immersed in a growing European cinema tradition. The screening of Pather Panchali at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival heralded the beginning of a prolific career which spanned over three decades and saw the emergence of a key artist of 20th-century cinema. We’re proud to be able to present a digital restoration of the trilogy. I N D I A ON FILM India on Film is part of UK/India 2017, a major cultural collaboration between the two countries, in partnership with The British Council WANT MORE? For more Indian cinema, visit BFI Player and bfi.org.uk/india-on-film


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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