Criterion Collection · Drama · India

#911 The Hero (1966)

#911 The Hero 1966 // India // Satyajit Ray Criterion Collection (LINK) The Hero is arguably an autobiographical film, but instead of dramatising one’s own past and memories, it exhales the auteur’s existential dilemma, raising questions that are inexorably devoid of answers. It’s an introspection of Ray’s own vision of arts on cinema, on performance and the… Continue reading #911 The Hero (1966)

Bangladesh · Criterion Collection · Drama · India

#687 A River Called Titas (1973)

#687 A River Called Titas 1973 // Bangladesh // Ritwik Ghatak Criterion Collection (LINK) Ritwik Ghatak’s penultimate 1973 film A River Called Titas taking place in East Bengal indeed echoes a lot from Soviet masters, like Alexander Dovzhenko, in its use of montage as well as profound and elegiac landscape shots. It alludes to Jean Renoir’s The River (1951)… Continue reading #687 A River Called Titas (1973)