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Late Ray (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 40) DVD
Late Ray (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 40)

Late Ray (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 40)

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The films directed by the great Satyajit Ray (Charulata) in the last ten years of his life have a unique dignity and drama. Three of them are collected here: the fervent Rabindranath Tagore adaptation The Home and the World; the vital Henrik Ibsen - inspired An Enemy of the People; and the filmmaker's final film, the poignant and philosophical family story The Stranger. Each is a complex, political, and humane portrait of a world both corrupt and indescribably beautiful, constructed with Ray's characteristic elegance and imbued with autumnal profundity. These late-career features are the meditative works of a master.The Home And The WorldBoth a romantic triangle tale and a philosophical take on violence in times of revolution, The Homeand the World, set in early twentieth-century Bengal, concerns an aristocratic but progressive man who, in insisting on broadening his more traditional wife's political horizons, drives her into the arms of his more radical school chum. Satyajit Ray had wanted to adapt Rabindranath Tagore's classic novel to the screen for decades. When he finally did, in 1984, he fashioned a personal, exquisite film that stands as a testament to his lifelong love for the great writer.An Enemy Of The PeopleBR&In Satyajit Ray's absorbing contemporary adaptation of a play by Henrik Ibsen, a good-hearted doctor discovers that the serious illness befalling the citizens of his small Bengali town may be due to a contamination of the water at the local temple.findings are met not with public gratitude but with rancor, along with opposition from local authorities, who are afraid the news will keep visitors away. Stately in style but with a fiery debate at its heart, An Enemy of the People gets at the tension b
Title: Late Ray (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 40)
Genre: Drama, Foreign-Indian
Starring: Soumitra Chatterji, Deepankar De, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Mamata Shankar, Ruma Gubathakurta, Bikram Bhattacharya, Swatilekha Chatterji, Gopa Aich, Utpal Dutt
Director: Satyajit Ray
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 1/7/2014
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 715515112819
Item #: 887634X

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