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Genre: Drama

Duration: 125 Minutes

Pather Panchali – World Cinema Talk

World Cinema Masterworks Film Talk With Jeff Bender

Join The Westdale as we take a tour around the world to explore the finest films from international cinema. A combination of classic and contemporary, World Cinema at The Westdale will lead you on a winding journey through masterworks by acclaimed filmmakers and the stories they tell will broaden your movie-going horizons.

Come on an adventure around the world with us after the film! Through his film talks, Jeff will introduce us to the masterworks focusing on specific international film movements, spotlighting legendary filmmakers, and interviewing special guests. He will lead interactive discussions about the films and get us excited about where we are traveling next.

The Film Talk is included with admission.

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) – 1955 India
Directed by: Satyajit Ray
Language: Bengali with English subtitles

To celebrate the centenary of India’s celebrated filmmaker, The Westdale presents director and writer, Satyajit Ray’s debut film from 1955, PATHER PANCHALI (Song of the Little Road).
Set in a rural Bengali village, the movie depicts the stories of Apu and his sister Durga as they navigate childhood, while their mother must keep their household together under the heavy burden of poverty.
This gorgeous movie, scored by composer and internationally renowned sitarist, Ravi Shankar, will remind you of what it is like to see in wonderment the world through the eyes of children, while at times breaking your heart from the hardships that life brings.

The Film Talks will be recorded. By attending, you consent that your voice and/or likeness may be recorded.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or valid medical exemption) is required to attend an indoor event in Ontario beginning September 22, 2021. Patrons, guests, and rental customers 12 or older will be required to show accepted proof, alongside a valid government-issued photo ID. Guests 11 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult