THE WORLD OF APU


Title   Cast   Director   Year Shown  Other Info    Country  Notes 


Apur sansar

India, 1959, 117 min

Shown in 1959 / 1992 / 2000

CREDITS

dir
Satyajit Ray
prod
Satyajit Ray
scr
Satyajit Ray
cam
Subrata Mitra
editor
Dulal Dutta
mus
Ravi Shankar
cast
Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Swapan Mukerjee, Smn. Aloke Chakravarty

OTHER

prod co
Satyajit Ray Productions
source
Films Inc.

COMMENTS

First shown in 1959. Shown in 1992 when Ray received the Akira Kurosawa Award. Selected by Rita Moreno to screen in the Indelible Images series in 2000.
The World of Apu

This conclusion of the Apu trilogy begins with the adult Apu deciding to become a writer. Quite by chance, he is invited to attend the wedding of a friend’s cousin at the latter's country home. When the prospective bridegroom suffers a nervous breakdown just before the ceremony, Apu is persuaded to take his place—otherwise the girl will be permanently doomed to spinsterhood and the family disgraced. The consequences of this unexpected liaison bring to The World of Apu some of the most moving scenes ever filmed. The idyllic happiness of Apu and Aparna, the birth of their son and the tragic disillusionment confronted by Apu, all these are described with profound sympathy and tenderness.

—Albert Johnson