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Rent The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

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122 minutes
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Arguably Ghatak's finniest work, The Cloud-Capped Star is dark melodrama set in late Fifties 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 Start is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece – infinitely compassionate and human while remaining resolutely unsentimental.
, , Niranjan Ray, Gita Ghatak, , , Dwiju Bhawal, , ,
Rabindranath Tagore, Ritwik Ghatak
Meghe Dhaka Tara
BFI Video
Drama, Music & Musicals
India, Drama, Music & Musicals
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122 minutes
  • Introduction by critic Derek Malcolm
  • On-screen director's biography

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