A wealthy family’s vacation turns out to be less relaxing than planned, following a series of revelations.
Chhabi Biswas, Anil Chatterjee, Karuna Banerjee
India 1962. 102min
A delightful ensemble cast play a family vacationing in Darjeeling, at a popular hill station and resort. Chhabi Biswas’ overbearing patriarch fails to see that his older daughter is in a troubled marriage and that the younger one is resisting her tiresome suitor. Ray’s first film in colour and unfolding in linear real-time, it combines intimate exchanges with larger family scenes.
Print courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the Academy Film Archive.