Satyajit Ray

The Guardian view on Satyajit Ray: a genius of cinema

Martin Scorsese described the work of Satyajit Ray as “treasures of cinema” that should be watched by “everyone with an interest in film”. The Japanese master Akira Kurosawa went further: “Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.” Given how rarely the Bengali director’s work is now available to view, many film lovers will not have seen some of the foundational wonders of the art form. So the British Film Institute is to be congratulated for its retrospective of Ray. Running to the end of August and screening in cinemas across the UK, it takes in everything he made for the big screen.
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Seeing Satyajit Ray through the lense of ‘Aparajito’ director Anik Dutta

Mumbai, May 4 (SocialNews.XYZ) Filmmaker Anik Dutta, who has helmed 'Aparajito', which narrates the story of the struggles of Satyajit Ray during the making of his iconic film 'Pather Panchali', says that the process of revisiting the film and Ray's oeuvre was like his personal route to self-discovery.

Academy Museum honors Satyajit Ray

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is honoring writer, director and composer Satyajit Ray with a two-part retrospective through Dec. 29. Part one focuses on Ray’s initial decade as a filmmaker, beginning with his groundbreaking debut “Pather Panchali” in 1955. The first Indian/Bengali to receive an Academy Award, Ray became a director in his early thirties after a career as a graphic designer, and he quickly became a prolific storyteller.

Satyajit Ray at the Academy Museum

Starting today, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles will celebrate the centennial of Satyajit Ray with a two-part retrospective. The graphic designer, essayist, novelist, and composer won immediate international acclaim as a filmmaker when his debut feature scored several prizes around the world, including two in Cannes. Pather Panchali (1955) was the first of his adaptations of Bibhutibhusan Banerjee’s novels that became The Apu Trilogy, which tracks the fortunes and misfortunes of an aspiring writer from rural Bengal.
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Scorsese, Szabo recall how Satyajit Ray touched them personally

Panaji, Nov 20 (SocialNews.XYZ) The Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred upon two living legends of modern cinema -- Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and Hungarian auteur Istvan Szabo -- at the inaugural event of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here on Saturday.