Shakha Proshakha (Branches of the Tree)
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Shakha Proshakha (Branches of the Tree)
This bittersweet story is one of the last two films directed by acclaimed Bengali Satyajit Ray (1921-1992). In the story, Probodh (Haradhan Banerjee) is the very moral and upright 70-year-old patriarch of a family, with four grown sons. His father and one of his sons live at home with him, and his other three sons live elsewhere. When he collapses during a banquet being given in his honor, the sons and their families gather at his bedside at home. There, while their father lies for the most part comatose, only rousing occasionally to deliver cryptic messages, the boys reveal to each other… More

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"The penultimate film of Satyajit Ray."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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