Apu Trilogy
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"Pather Panchali": This acclaimed debut by Satyajit Ray is the first part of a trilogy of poetic, lyrical works. A boy named Apu is born to a poor but proud Brahmin family. His loving older sister Durga is a sweet girl but has formed the bad habit of stealing fruit from an aunt's orchard, much to her mother's dismay. Their father Harihar, a poet and lay priest, finds a treasury job that will bring the family steady income for the first time in a while. For a brief period afterward, their mother, Sarbajaya, manages to make ends meet, and the children -- left to their own… More
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"Ray's ability to transfer a poetic justice to the life trajectory of Apu from a good-hearted child to a responsible adult, and father to his son, comes through in the director's patient and all-encompassing embrace of the mysteries of life."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Ray's quiet epic trilogy becomes a refuge against overkill of the senses-a cinematic meditation"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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