Thursday, October 27, 2011

Film Club Presents

It's that time of the week again when I let film clubbers know what treat/horror (delete according to taste) we have in store for them on Sunday evening.

Newly arrived on the Millbrooker Towers doormat this very morning is part one of the Apu Trilogy (each film stands alone, although the other two are on the list if we enjoy the first one) - Satyajit Ray's 1955 masterpiece of Indian cinema (no - not, definitely NOT Bollywood) Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road).
This film has been critiqued by greater and more knowledgeable people than me (which ones haven't?); the consensus appears to be that it's an outstanding work of art in cinema.

We know only too well that such a description could mean either sheer delight or dreadful boredom (I think of Jaque Tati's last script, The Illusionist, and the interminably dull Death in Venice as polar opposites on that scale). We shall see on Sunday evening ... usual time, usual place.

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