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Title Devi = The goddess / Satyajit Ray Productions presents ; written, produced and directed by Satyajit Ray.

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - New Materials  FOREIGN DVD DEVI    DUE 07-06-22 Billed
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD DEVI    Check Shelf
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
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Description digital rdatr
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DVD video
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Series Criterion collection ; 1102
Criterion collection ; 1102.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.37:1); mono.
Language Bengali dialogue; English subtitles.
Cast Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Banerjee.
Credits Cinematography, Subrata Mitra ; film editing, Dulal Dutta ; music, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Note Based on the story by Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Full screen.
Summary Master filmmaker Satyajit Ray explores the conflict between fanaticism and free will in Devi (The Goddess), issuing a subversively modern challenge to religious orthodoxy and patriarchal power structures. In the waning days of mid-nineteenth-century India's feudal system, after his son leaves for Kolkata to complete his studies, a wealthy rural landowner is seized by the notion that his beloved daughter-in-law (a hauntingly sad-eyed Sharmila Tagore) is the reincarnation of the goddess Kali a delusion that proves devastating to the young woman and those around her. The opulently stylized compositions and the chiaroscuro lighting by cinematographer Subrata Mitra heighten the entrancing expressionistic intensity of this domestic tragedy, making for an experience that is both sublime and shattering.
Note Special features: New program featuring interviews with Sharmila Tagore and Soumitra Chatterjee recorded in 2013; new video essay by Meheli Sen; essay by Devika Girish.
Terms Of Use For private home use only.
Subject Upper class families -- India -- Drama.
Women -- India -- Drama.
Women in Hinduism -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- India -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships.
Upper class families.
Women in Hinduism.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Indic.
Foreign language films -- Bengali.
Motion pictures, Bengali.
Feature films.
Motion pictures.
Historical films.
Romance fiction.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Added Author Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992, film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) Mukhopādhyāẏa, Prabhātakumāra, 1873-1932. Devi.
Tagore, Sharmila, actor.
Caṭṭopādhyāẏa, Saumitra, 1935-2020, actor.
Biswas, Sachindranath, 1900-1962, actor.
Bannerjee, Karuna, actor.
Khan, Ali Akbar, 1922-2009, composer (expression)
Satyajit Ray Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note English title: Goddess
ISBN 9781681438894
Standard No. 715515265614
00715515265614 gtin-14
Music No. CC3307DVD The Criterion Collection
CC3307D The Criterion Collection
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