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Sunday Cinema: Pather Panchali

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Written and directed by SATYAJIT RAY
In a small village in Bengal, a would-be writer and his wife eke out a bare existence and raise their children, Durga and Apu. An added burden is an aged relative. In the unchanging, centuries-old world of rural India, the children grow up.
Pather Panchali - the first part of a trilogy - was mostly shot on location, with non-professional actors. Satyajit Ray won from them performances of total integrity. The film's most striking quality is its universality - the family would be much the same and just as familiar if they lived in the Home Counties or Lancashire.
. Films: page 8

Contributors

Directed By: Satyajit Ray
Unknown: Satyajit Ray
Harihar, the father: Kanu Bannerjee
Sarbojaya, the mother: Karuna Bannerjee
Durga, the daughter: Uma Das Gupta
Apu, the son subir: Banner Jee
The Aunt: Chunibala

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Sunday Cinema: Pather Panchali

BBC Two England, 1 February 1976 22.35






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