Wed 28 2.15pm The Courtyard Hereford
Wed 28 8.00pm Escleyside Hall,
Michaelchurch Escley

Pather Panchali (U)

Director: Satyajit Ray
Starring: Kanu Bannerjee,
Karuna Bannerjee, Uma Das Gupta
India, 1955, 1 hour 55 minutes,
B/W, subtitles

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The first Indian film to cause any real stir in Europe, this is still something to wonder at - a simple story of country folk told with effortless beauty, drama and humanity. Ray's first film is a richly moving and poetic account of a boy's childhood in a small family eking out an existence in a ramshackle Bengali village. Ray has a remarkable eye for the visual poetry both of raw nature and everyday life, a natural way with symbolism, and an enduring faith in people's ability to grow with experience.

"Pather Panchali retains a fresh and pellucid beauty" Time Out

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