Apur Sansar

Apur Sansar

Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1959 • India

By the time Apur Sansar (The World Of Apu) was released, Satyajit Ray had directed not only the first two Apu films but also the masterpiece The Music Room, and was well on his way to becoming a legend. This extraordinary final chapter brings our protagonist's journey full circle. Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as the result of a most unlikely turn of events, and his eventual, fraught fatherhood. Featuring soon to be Ray regulars Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore in star-making performances, and demonstrating Ray's ever more impressive skills as a crafter of pure cinematic imagery, Apur Sansar is a moving conclusion to this monumental trilogy.

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Apur Sansar
  • Apur Sansar

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1959 • India

    By the time Apur Sansar (The World Of Apu) was released, Satyajit Ray had directed not only the first two Apu films but also the masterpiece The Music Room, and was well on his way to becoming a legend. This extraordinary final chapter brings our protagoni...

Extras

  • Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore on APUR SANSAR

    In the following program, produced in 2015, Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore talk about what it was like acting for director Satyajit Ray and their experiences making APUR SANSAR, the debut film for each of them.

  • THE APU TRILOGY: A Closer Look

    In the following program, produced in 2015, filmmaker, producer, teacher, and former head of the British Film Institute Mamoun Hassan explores both the formal techniques and themes of THE APU TRILOGY.

  • Satyajit Ray’s Honorary Oscar

    In 1992, director Satyajit Ray received an honorary Oscar for his lifetime of achievement in filmmaking. A clip from that year’s awards ceremony is presented here, courtesy of the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  • Restoring THE APU TRILOGY: The Shorter Version

    The following program was created by filmmaker :: kogonada in 2015 and used to promote THE APU TRILOGY’s 2015 theatrical rerelease.

  • Restoring THE APU TRILOGY

    The following program was created by filmmaker :: kogonada in 2015.