Film Series: The World of Apu

1959. India. Dir: Satyajit Ray. With Soumitra Chatterjee. 105 min. 

Melding inspiration from Renoir and Italian Neorealism with a distinctly Indian artistry, Ray’s beautiful cinematic craft has in turn influenced generations of international filmmakers. In this humble and powerfully relatable tale, a bright young man in Calcutta saves for university and works on a novel until a sudden marriage alters his path forever.