The San Francisco Film Society will present Francis Ford Coppola the founder's directing award at the 52nd San Francisco Film Festival on April 30 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
Good-hearted romance and light family melodrama morph into something more serious in "After the Night ... Dawn," a mildly engaging Bengali movie by Sandip Ray, son of the late Satyajit Ray. Festivals…
Cannes Classics Series, the film fest's sidebar on classic pics, will spotlight French helmer Jean Renoir, organizers announced Thursday. Thesp Betsy Blair, who is serving on Un Certain Regard jury…
Asimple, humanist fable about the rewards of goodness and generosity in the face of arrogance and injustice, "The Flight of the Bee" acknowledges a debt to the poetic realism of Satyajit Ray. The…
Though Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee is meant to be the subject of "The Tree," he ends up dwarfed by the mighty offscreen presence of Satyajit Ray in this off-center documentary. For a career…
Possibly more relaxed and leisurely than most Satyajit Ray films, Charulata nevertheless has a graciousness and dignity which impart an added sincerity to the simple, yet thoroughly acceptable story.
Film is the final one of a trilogy on Indian life in the 1930s [from Bibhuti Bannerjee's novel], following the life of a young boy and his family. This entry compares with its predecessors in knowing…
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