INDIVIDUAL APU TRILOGY FILM SYNOPSIS: This extraordinary final chapter of the Apu Trilogy brings Apu’s journey full circle. Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as the result of a most unlikely turn of events, and his eventual, fraught fatherhood. Apur Sansar is abreathtaking conclusion to one of the greatest series of films in cinema history. You can enjoy it without having seen Pather Panchali or Aparajito. Original music by Ravi Shankar.
JOINT APU TRILOGY SYNOPSIS: “Never having seen a Satyajit Ray film is like never having seen the sun or the moon.” —AKIRA KUROSAWA
Two decades after the original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rose from the ashes in this meticulous restoration. The Apu Trilogy brought India into the golden age of international film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks—Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)—were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. Containing original music by Ravi Shankar, they’re among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made—essential works for any film lover. While seeing the entire trilogy deepens the experience, you can enjoy each film without having seen the others.