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The Apu Trilogy: Apur Sansar

Cabaret Cinema

Friday, June 9, 2017
9:30 PM–11:45 PM

1959, Satyajit Ray, India, 117 min.

Bengali with English subtitles


This final chapter of The Apu Trilogy brings the titular hero’s story full circle. Now a young adult striving to make it as a writer, he finds himself in an unlikely romantic awakening and unexpected fatherhood. Apur Sansar is an exemplary display of director Satyajit Ray’s artistry on its own, and especially as the conclusion to this influential trilogy, which is widely regarded as a cinematic masterpiece.

“An impressive capstone is put not only upon a touching human drama but also upon the development of a genuine artist’s skill.”

—Bosley Crowther

About Cabaret Cinema

In tandem with the Rubin’s exhibit Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame, Cabaret Cinema is featuring movies that exemplify the legendary photographer’s lesser-known influence on the world of moving images. He served as an assistant to director Jean Renoir in The Rules of the Game, which he called “one of the summits of art,” and appeared in the film himself. Acclaimed director Satyajit Ray, who began his foray into filmmaking after meeting Renoir, cites Henri Cartier-Bresson as a key influence in his work on The Apu Trilogy, now recognized as a masterpiece of Indian cinema.

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