Pratt Film Society Presents “The Music Room”
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 @ 4:30 pm
ARC Room E2
THE MUSIC ROOM
Directed by Satyajit Ray
(1958, USA, 10 mins.)
With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years—now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India’s most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.
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