Apu Trilogy
Apu Trilogy (1954)

"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… More

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

This is in many ways essential film education. Yet the consumption of it is never a chore.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

This is Ray growing as a film artist, becoming as confident with the frame as he had been on paper. Apu grows with him.

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Cole Smithey

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.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Adapting a pair of novels about a Bengali boy from a poor village and his maturation as a student and writer, then as a husband and father, Ray established himself on the world stage as a master of eloquent images, storytelling grace and empathy ...

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

The family love I saw onscreen was instantly recognizable and comfortingly permanent, unaltered by death. For me, these were the right movies at just the right time.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Ray's quiet epic trilogy becomes a refuge against overkill of the senses-a cinematic meditation

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Apu Trilogy is a masterpiece no cinephile can afford to miss.

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Marc Mohan

The opportunity to see these timeless works of art on the big screen is one that should not be missed.

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