Sunday, 28 July 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 228: Fri Aug 16

The Big City (Ray, 1963): BFI Southbank, NFT1 5.50pm & 8.20pm

This movie, part of the Satyajit Ray season at the BFI, is on an extended run into September. You can find the details here.

Time Out review:
A funny and ambiguously ironic account of a young woman's progress from subdued, traditional housewife to wage earner, finally achieving equality when she resigns her job - a gesture of solidarity for a sacked friend - and joins her husband among the ranks of the lower middle class urban unemployed. Set in 1955 in a bank crash-ridden Calcutta, Ray's Ozu-like comedy about anglicised Indians who sprinkle their conversation with English phrases marks a step forward from the famous pastorales which made his name in the West.
Peter Watts

Here is the BFI trailer.

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