• Director

    Satyajit Ray

  • With

    Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Mamata Shankar

  • India 1989. 100min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate

    U

  • English subtitles

A late masterpiece, produced while Ray was ill, this biting drama sees a doctor fighting religious bigotry when he discovers that temple water is contaminated and people are falling ill. Soumitra Chatterjee’s Everyman attempts to take a stand, but soon finds the entire town turning against him. Adapting Ibsen’s play, Ray made this film at a time when Hindu right-wing sentiments were on the rise and religion was blindly embraced. It’s message remains just as relevant today.

Print courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

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