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Academy Museum Honors Satyajit Ray Centenary With Two-Part Retrospective

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is honoring the centenary of cinema giant Satyajit Ray with a major two-part retrospective.May 2, 2021 was the birth centenary of Ray, the Indian master who won an honorary Oscar in 1992, shortly before his death, and remains the country’s best known filmmaker internationally.The first part of the retrospective, […]

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Satyajit Ray: India Marks Centenary of Cinema Giant, but Legacy Has Multiple Interpretations

India is celebrating the birth centenary of one of her greatest sons, Satyajit Ray, in a variety of ways.Sunday, marks the centenary of Ray, the Indian master who won an honorary Oscar in 1992, shortly before his death, and remains the country’s best known filmmaker internationally.Ray debuted with “Pather Panchali” (1955) the first part of […]

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Soumitra Chatterjee, Frequent Satyajit Ray Collaborator, Dies at 85

Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee, best known internationally for his long association with Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray, died on Sunday in Kolkata after contracting coronavirus. He was 85.Chatterjee was born in Calcutta in 1935. While at university he developed an interest in theater and was subsequently mentored by Sisir Bhaduri, a doyen in the field. He […]

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