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Dark melodrama set in late 1950s Calcutta about a refugee family and their eldest daughter's struggle to keep them afloat and together.

Dark melodrama set in late 1950s Calcutta about a refugee family and their eldest daughter's struggle to keep them afloat and together.

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Arguably Ghatak's finest work, The Cloud-Capped Star is a dark melodrama set in late 1950s Calcutta about a refugee family and the struggle of Nita, the oldest daughter, to keep them afloat and together. It is a bitter critique of the family as institution and also of the harsh social and economic conditions arising from Partition – the trauma that defined Ghatak as an artist. With its sparse script, audacious expressionist soundtrack and a startling cinematic elegance, The Cloud-Capped Star is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece – infinitely compassionate and humane while remaining resolutely unsentimental.

"a searing piece of work, resonant and beautifully structured..." Time Out

Arguably Ghatak's finest work, The Cloud-Capped Star is a dark melodrama set in late 1950s Calcutta about a refugee family and the struggle of Nita, the oldest daughter, to keep them afloat and together. It is a bitter critique of the family as institution and also of the harsh social and economic conditions arising from Partition – the trauma that defined Ghatak as an artist. With its sparse script, audacious expressionist soundtrack and a startling cinematic elegance, The Cloud-Capped Star is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece – infinitely compassionate and humane while remaining resolutely unsentimental.

"a searing piece of work, resonant and beautifully structured..." Time Out

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SKU 5035673005460
Catalogue Number BFIVD546
Subtitle A film by Ritwik Ghatak
Product contents
  • Filmed introduction by Derek Malcolm.
  • Director biography.
Year 1960
Format DVD
Countries India
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Language(s) Bengali
Running time 122
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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