Satyajit Ray, Pather Panchali, Aparajito, and Apur Sansar (stills); images: courtesy Janus Films

Film

The Apu Trilogy

Part of Modern Cinema: Satyajit Ray

Friday, October 12, 2018

11 a.m.

“The Apu Trilogy brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks — Pather Panchali, Aparajito, and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) — based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey.” — Criterion

This special afternoon screening of the Apu Trilogy will be a single admission price with Pather Panchali screening at 11 a.m., Aparajito at 1:45 p.m., and Apu Sansar (The World of Apu) at 4:15 p.m. There will be breaks of approximately 45 minutes between each film. Total runtime is 326 minutes.


Film Details

Pather Panchali

Country: India

Language: Bengali

Year: 1955
Running time: 115 min

Format:
DCP

Director: Satyajit Ray

Screenwriter: Satyajit Ray

Producer: Government of West Bengal

Cinematographer: Subrata Mitra

Editor: Dulal Dutta
Source: Janus


Aparajito

Country: India

Language: Bengali, English

Year: 1956

Running time: 113 min

Format:
DCP

Director: Satyajit Ray

Screenwriter: Satyajit Ray

Producer: Satyajit Ray

Cinematographer: Subrata Mitra

Editor: Dulal Dutta
Source: Janus


Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

Country: India

Language: Bengali, English

Year: 1958
Running time: 103 min

Format:
DCP

Director: Satyajit Ray

Screenwriter: Satyajit Ray

Producers: Satyajit Ray, Aminyanath Mukherji

Cinematographer: Subrata Mitra

Editor: Dulal Dutta
Source: Janus


Films and schedules may be subject to change.

Modern Cinema’s Founding Supporters are Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein. Generous support is provided by Nion McEvoy and the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.

More Modern Cinema: Satyajit Ray Events

See All

Subscribe to the SFMOMA Newsletter

Our monthly dose of videos, essays, art stories and more. Straight to your inbox.