Teen Kanya (Three Daughters)

Part of Modern Cinema

Sunday, October 21, 2018
12:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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Satyajit Ray, Teen Kanya (Three Daughters), 1961 (still); image: courtesy Janus Films

“To commemorate the centennial of writer Rabindranath Tagore, director Satyajit Ray adapted the Nobel Prize-winner’s stories in this entertaining anthology. The Postmaster looks at the all-too-brief bond between a Calcutta man who takes a job as a village postmaster and the little girl who works as his housekeeper; one of Ray’s smallest but brightest gems. Monihara (The Lost Jewels), a ghost story about a jewelry-obsessed woman and her husband, had been edited out of the international release but is included in this restoration. In Samapti (The Conclusion), Soumitra Chatterjee plays a college graduate whose mother has a dull wife picked out for him — until a madcap young woman catches his eye.” — American Cinematheque

Film Details

Country: India
Language: Bengali
Year: 1961
Running time: 173 min
Format: 35mm
Director: Satyajit Ray
Screenwriter: Satyajit Ray
Producers: Aminyanath Mukherji, Satyajit Ray
Cinematographer: Soumendu Roy
Editor: Dulal Dutta
Source: Academy Film Archive

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