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In this rare documentary, Satyajit Ray talks about his films.Satyajit Ray (Bengali: সত্যজিত রায় or সত্যজিৎ রায় Shottojit Rae(2 May 1921--23 April 1992) was a Bengali Indian filmmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. Born in the city of Kolkata (then known as Calcutta) into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and letters, Ray studied at Presidency College and at the Visva-Bharati University. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing the Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London.Ray directed thirty-seven films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali, won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Document at Cannes film festival. Along with Aparajito and Apur Sansar, the film forms the Apu trilogy. Ray did scripting, casting, scoring, cinematography, art direction, editing and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. He was a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer and film critic. Ray received many major awards, including an Academy Honorary Award in 1992.1955 Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), 115 min., B/W.1956 Aparajito (The Unvanquished), 113 min., B/W.1958 Parash Pathar (The Philosopher's Stone), 111 min., B/W1958 Jalsaghar (The Music Room), 100 min., B/W1959 Apur Sansar (The World of Apu), 106 min., B/W.1960 Devi (The Goddess), 93 min., B/W.1961 Teen Kanya (Three Daughters), Postmaster 56 min.; Monihara 61 min.; Samapti 56 min. (Two Daughters, Postmaster 56 min; Samapti 56 min), B/W.1961 Rabindranath Tagore, Documentary, 54 min, B/W1962 Kanchenjungha, 102 min., Color1962 Abhijan (The Expedition), 150 min., B/W1963 Mahanagar (The Big City), 131 min., B/W1964 Charulata (The Lonely Wife), 117 min., B/W.1964 Two, Short, 15 min., B/W1965 Kapurush - O - Mahapurush (The Coward and the Holy Man), 74 + 65 min., B/W1966 Nayak (The Hero), 120 min., B/W1967 Chiriyakhana (The Zoo), 125 min., B/W1968 Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (Adventures of Goopy and Bagha), 132 min., B/W & part in color1969 Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest), 115 min., B/W1970 Pratidwandi (The Adversary), 110 min., B/W1971 Seemabaddha (Company Limited), 112 min., B/W1971 Sikkim, Documentary, 60 min., B/W1972 The Inner Eye, Documentary, 20 min., Color1973 Asani Sanket (Distant Thunder), 101 min., Color.1974 Sonar Kella (The Fortress), 120 min., Color1975 Jana Aranya (The Middleman), 131 min., B/W.1976 Bala, Documentary, 33 min., Color1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players), 113 min., Color1978 Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God), 112 min, Color1980 Hirak Rajar Deshe (Kingdom of Diamonds), 118 min., Color1980 Pikoo (Pikoo's Day), Short, 26 min., Color1981 Sadgati (The Deliverance), 52 min., Color1984 Ghare-Baire (Home and the World), 140 min., Color.1987 Sukumar Ray, Documentary, 30 min., Color1989 Ganashatru (Enemy of the People), 100 min., Color1990 Shakha Prashakha (Branches of the Tree), 121 min., Color1991 Agantuk (The Stranger)

Author: OzuKardozi
Keywords: Satyajit Ray Cinema film director apu Aparajito Jalsaghar Apur Sansar Devi Abhijan Charulata Nayak Chiriyakhana
Added: May 6, 2008