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Pather Panchali

Directed by Satyajit Ray
India, 1955


With the release of Satyajit Ray’s debut, an eloquent, important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation follows a number of years in the life of an Indian family.

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Pather Panchali Directed by Satyajit Ray

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1956 | Winner: Best Human Document

1956 | Special Mention: OCIC Award

1995 | Directors' Fortnight

Berlin International Film Festival

1957 | Winner: Selznick Golden Laurel for Best Film

National Board of Review

1958 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Film

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