"The Cloud-Capped Star"
Directed by Ritwik Ghatak
melodrama about a refugee family's struggles for survival on the outskirts
of Calcutta is a true classic of Indian film. It is also considered by many
to be the finest film by Ritwik Ghatak, a director who, though not well
known outside of India, is viewed by many critics as second only to Satyajit
Ray in his importance to the national cinema. "...a searing piece of work,
resonant and beautifully structured" (Time Out). Bengali with
English subtitles. 122 minutes.