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A Journey Into Indian Cinema

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“The director is the only person who knows what the film is about.” ––Satyajit Ray

As part of this ongoing series, we are delighted to present some of the most memorable, pioneering Indian classics. From the likes of renowned auteurs such as Satyajit Ray, Mani Kaul, and Saeed Akhtar Mirza, our year-long selection will spotlight the greatest Indian cinema, past and present, from every corner of the country.

Our Daily Bread

Mani Kaul India, 1970

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Minimal action, unique frames, and unusual editing make Mani Kaul’s debut feature Our Daily Bread a path-breaking work of Indian New Wave cinema. The film takes a radical departure from narrative cinema and uses a languid pace instead of dialogue to present the overburdened existence of women.

Naseem

Saeed Akhtar Mirza India, 1995

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The delicate relationship between a teenage Muslim girl and her ailing grandfather reveals the melancholic story of an increasingly volatile fabric of Indian society. A deep sense of foreboding comes alive in this brave political film set against the backdrop of communal conflict in Mumbai of 1992.

The Stranger

Satyajit Ray India, 1991

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Satyajit Ray’s last film, The Stranger is a philosophical work that ponders about the evolution of civilization and human nature. Based on his own short story Athiti, this film comments on the state of the world where the value of material wealth far exceeds that of humanity, trust, and love.

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.