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Directed by Satyajit Ray

India 1956 110 mins. In Hindi

APARAJITO, the second film in “The Apu Trilogy,” continues the story of the Bengali family after they have left for the holy city of Benares on the banks of the Ganges. Faced with the loss of his father and the demands of fast-approaching adulthood, Apu grows from 10 to 17. He trains for the priesthood—the traditional family vocation—but in the end leaves his mother to study in Calcutta, where he finds a new life in “modern India.” “Ray’s magic, the simple poetry of his images and their emotional impact, will always stay with me.”—Martin Scorsese.

Genres: Drama