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Jun 19, 2020

For June's Special Subject, we look at three films by Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak about the aftermath of the Partition of India: Meghe Dhaka Tara/The Cloud-Capped Star (1960), Komal Gandhar/E-flat (1961), and Subarnarekha/Golden Lining (1962). Refugee life, classism, intersectional analysis, melodrama, the confusion of familial and romantic relationships, and the possibility of hope within a despairing worldview are a few of the topics that come up for discussion.


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Brief prologue on Ritwik Ghatak

0h 13m 00s:          The Cloud-Capped Star (1960; dir: Ritwik Ghatak) [Meghe Dhaka Tara]

0h 49m 49s:          E-Flat (1961; dir: Ritwik Ghatak) [Komal Gandhar]

0h 58m 17s:          Golden Lining (1962; dir. Ritwik Ghatak) [Subarnarekha]




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