The Cinémathèque is marking the centenary of the birth of Satyajit Ray with a retrospective of his films.
Born on 2 May, 1921, Satyajit Ray is a staple in any list of the greatest directors of all time worth its salt. His debut feature film, 1955’s Pather Panchali (A Song of the Little Road) was the first of his so-called Apu trilogy and won numerous awards and critical acclaim that continues to this day. The Cinémathèque opens its season with the final film in the trilogy, Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) on 21 April. Watch the trailer.
The retrospective also includes 1958’s Jalsaghar (The Music Room) on 28 April and more films follow in May including the highly acclaimed 1964 romantic tragedy Charulata (The Lonely Wife) and 1977’s Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players), his only full-length Hindi film.