A Woman’s Place

A Woman’s Place

2 Episodes

These subtly radical tales of feminist awakening explore what it means to be an independent woman in Indian society. Reema Sengupta’s sharply observed short COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO follows a woman who has escaped an abusive marriage only to find herself facing deep-seated social prejudice as she struggles to find an apartment for one in Mumbai. Then, the great Satyajit Ray conjures a ravishing evocation of nineteenth-century Kolkata in his masterpiece CHARULATA, in which a woman caught in an unsatisfying marriage sets out to take control of her desires while finding her artistic voice.

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A Woman’s Place
  • Counterfeit Kunkoo

    Episode 1

    Directed by Reema Sengupta • 2018 • India
    Starring Kani Kusruti, Vijay Varma

    In this socially incisive look at the struggle of women in contemporary India, a young woman flees an abusive marriage only to find herself faced with a new challenge: finding an apartment in a city where renting as a s...

  • Charulata

    Episode 2

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1964 • India
    Starring Madhabi Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Shailen Mukherjee

    Satyajit Ray’s exquisite story of a woman’s artistic and romantic yearning takes place in late nineteenth-century, pre-independence India, in the gracious home of a liberal-minded, workahol...