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Aparajito = The unvanquished

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DVD special edition.


In Bengali, with English subtitles.


Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee, Smaran Ghosal, Pinaki Sengupta.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2015]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Apu and his family have moved away from the country to live in the bustling holy city of Varanasi. As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother.


Title from container.

Based on the novels Pather Panchali and Aparajito by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration, undertaken in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and L'lmmagine Ritrovat ; The small details, a new interview with film writer Ujjal Chakraborty ; audio recording from 1958 of a conversation between director Satyajit Ray and film historian Gideon Bachmann ; Making "The Apu Trilogy": Satyajit Ray's epic debut, a new video essay by Ray biographer Andrew Robinson ; The creative person: "Satyajit Ray," a 1967 half-hour documentary by James Beveridge, featuring interviews with Ray, several of his actors, members of his creative team, and film critic Chidananda Das Gupta ; new English subtitle translation.

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