To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the true greats of the cinema, Bengali director Satyajit Ray, Patrick Hargood, Deputy Education Officer, will be looking back at his extraordinary body of work in a talk featuring a wide range of clips.
Please note that this talk has been rescheduled from 30 Oct to 11 Dec.
‘His work can be regarded as flowing composedly, like a big river.’ Akira Kurosawa
Born into a middle class Bengali family, Satyajit Ray did not attend film school, and was one of the first to make the transition into movies from the world of advertising. He was, however, an avid cinema fan as a young man, and, on a visit to England, watched dozens of films, making notes on the techniques he observed.
It is nevertheless a miracle on a par with 'Citizen Kane' that his very first film, 'Pather Panchali', should turn out to be such a masterpiece of realist cinema. His seemingly effortless command of cinematic techniques was evident throughout his subsequent career - not that he wanted you to notice, as he felt that if you did he had failed.
This talk will include a breath-taking range of clips from 'The Apu Trilogy', 'The Music Room', 'Charulata' and many others.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk has been rescheduled from 30 Oct to 11 Dec.
All tickets have been automatically swapped over to the new date,
If you cannot make the December date, please contact the Box Office for a credit, swap or refund.
Sat 11 Dec 10:30 - In the Auditorium
Tickets £6.50 (Friends / Under 25's - £5)
We will be screening one of Satyajit Ray's classics, and one of his best films - 'Charulata' - on Sat 6 Nov 15:00.