Sunday film at GOMA – A River Called Titas

You might be interested in this film at GOMA this Sunday 11 Dec 2010 (free entry)

Titas Ekti Nadir Naam (A River Called Titas) 1973 Ages 18+

Based on a celebrated Bengali novel, this film is a spare and beautiful portrait of the life and ultimate dissolution of a fishing community on the banks of the river Titash in East Bengal during the 1930s.

Interspersed within its lyrical recording of the rhythms and rituals of the community is the tale of a couple separated by a kidnapping.

The wife escapes her captors and finds shelter with the fisherfolk while her husband goes mad with grief.

For Ghatak, whose childhood and early youth were spent in East Bengal, the film confirms the inevitability of change and the terrible cyclical power of loss and resurrection. — Harvard Film Archive

The money-lenders destroy the lives of villagers in this beautiful country of flooding rains and hard working people.

Contact: Sun 12 Dec 2.30pm / Cinema A

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, STEREO, 123 MINUTES, INDIA-BANGLADESH, BENGALI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: RITWIK GHATAK / PRODUCER: HABIBUR RAHMAN KHAN / SCRIPT: ADVAITA MALLA BURMAN, RITWIK GHATAK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BABY ISLAM / MUSIC: USTAD BAHADUR KHAN / EDITOR: BASHEER HUSSAIN / CAST: KABARI CHOUDHURY, ROUSHAN JAMIL, PROBIR MITRA, RITWIK GHATAK, RAHMAN KHAN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: WORLD CINEMA FOUNDATION, RITABAN GHATAK/RITWIK MEMORIAL TRUST / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL BETACAM

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