• Director

    Satyajit Ray

  • With

    Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Swatilekha Chatterjee

  • India 1984. 140min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate

    U

  • English subtitles

In the chaotic aftermath of the disastrous 1905 partition of Bengal into Muslim and Hindu states, progressive landlord Nikhilesh finds his wife Bimala’s attentions stolen by his more passionate and charismatic revolutionary friend Sandip. But events soon overtake them and Bimla is faced with deciding her future. A beautiful, nuanced period drama, it was completed by Ray, with his son’s help, following two massive heart attacks.

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