Satyajit Ray Season at the BFI, London

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BFI London is about to begin a two month long Satyajit Ray season.  Starting on the 14th of August 2013, Dr Manishita Dass of Royal Holloway will host an introductory talk that will not only discuss Ray’s films but ‘explore the lesser-known links between his filmmaking and his career as a writer and a commercial artist’ (BFI).

Born in 1921, Calcutta, Ray is regarded as one of the most prolific film makers of the world. He achieved numerous awards, including the Bharat Ratna , the highest civilian award from the Indian Government, an honorary doctorate by Oxford University and 32 National Film Awards by the Government of India.  His very first film Pather Panchali alone won 11 international awards.

Part one of the season will screen some of Ray’s spectacular films such as Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Devi. To find out more on the schedule please visit:

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