Satyajit Ray from the Apu Trilogy to the Calcutta Trilogy
‘First Light, Satyajit Ray from the Apu Trilogy to the Calcutta Trilogy’ will be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. The Oscar Winner Filmmaker from Kolkata – Satyajit Ray will be remembered at the retrospective to honor iconic movie makers. The retrospective is scheduled to begin on April 15th of 2009 and will continue for 16 long days. There will be about 20 classic movies that are scheduled to be screen. Noted film makers Shamik Banerjee and Sandip Ray will be attending the conference on April 24th, 2009 with other Indian Film makers such as Mira Nair, Shyam Benegal and more.
In this rare documentary, Satyajit Ray talks about his films.
Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921–23 April 1992) was a Bengali Indian filmmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. Born in the city of Kolkata (then known as Calcutta) into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and letters, Ray studied at Presidency College and at the Visva-Bharati University. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing the Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London.
Ray directed thirty-seven films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. Ray’s first film, Pather Panchali, won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Document at Cannes film festival. Along with Aparajito and Apur Sansar, the film forms the Apu trilogy. Ray did scripting, casting, scoring, cinematography, art direction, editing and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. He was a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer and film critic. Ray received many major awards, including an Academy Honorary Award in 1992.
1955 Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), 115 min., B/W.
1956 Aparajito (The Unvanquished), 113 min., B/W.
1958 Parash Pathar (The Philosopher’s Stone), 111 min., B/W
1958 Jalsaghar (The Music Room), 100 min., B/W
1959 Apur Sansar (The World of Apu), 106 min., B/W.
1960 Devi (The Goddess), 93 min., B/W.
1961 Teen Kanya (Three Daughters), Postmaster 56 min.; Monihara 61 min.; Samapti 56 min. (Two Daughters, Postmaster 56 min; Samapti 56 min), B/W.1961 Rabindranath Tagore, Documentary, 54 min, B/W
1962 Kanchenjungha, 102 min., Color
1962 Abhijan (The Expedition), 150 min., B/W
1963 Mahanagar (The Big City), 131 min., B/W
1964 Charulata (The Lonely Wife), 117 min., B/W.
1964 Two, Short, 15 min., B/W
1965 Kapurush – O – Mahapurush (The Coward and the Holy Man), 74 + 65 min., B/W
1966 Nayak (The Hero), 120 min., B/W
1967 Chiriyakhana (The Zoo), 125 min., B/W
1968 Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (Adventures of Goopy and Bagha), 132 min., B/W & part in color
1969 Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest), 115 min., B/W
1970 Pratidwandi (The Adversary), 110 min., B/W
1971 Seemabaddha (Company Limited), 112 min., B/W
1971 Sikkim, Documentary, 60 min., B/W
1972 The Inner Eye, Documentary, 20 min., Color
1973 Asani Sanket (Distant Thunder), 101 min., Color.
1974 Sonar Kella (The Fortress), 120 min., Color
1975 Jana Aranya (The Middleman), 131 min., B/W.
1976 Bala, Documentary, 33 min., Color
1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players), 113 min., Color
1978 Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God), 112 min, Color
1980 Hirak Rajar Deshe (Kingdom of Diamonds), 118 min., Color
1980 Pikoo (Pikoo’s Day), Short, 26 min., Color
1981 Sadgati (The Deliverance), 52 min., Color
1984 Ghare-Baire (Home and the World), 140 min., Color.
1987 Sukumar Ray, Documentary, 30 min., Color
1989 Ganashatru (Enemy of the People), 100 min., Color
1990 Shakha Prashakha (Branches of the Tree), 121 min., Color
1991 Agantuk (The Stranger)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray – Satyajit Ray on Wiki
http://www.satyajitray.org/ – Satyajir Ray Information rich website