Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1961 • India
Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Chandana Banerjee, Kali Banerjee
For this masterful anthology film—made to honor the centenary of Bengali cultural luminary Rabindranath Tagore—Satyajit Ray adapted three stories by the celebrated writer, each centered around a defining moment in the life of a young woman. Though narratively and tonally distinct, the films—the first a wrenching tale of unrequited love, the second an atmospheric supernatural fable, the third a lighthearted romantic comedy—are united by their sensitivity to the experiences of women constrained by a patriarchal society.
The film is presented in standard definition in the best available master.