EFC II #214 – Apur Sansar (1959)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#214 – Apur Sansar (1959)
Dir. Satyajit Ray
Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Swapan Mukherjee, Alok Chakravarty, Sefalika Devi, Dhiresh Majumdar, Dhiren Ghosh

The two hundred and fourteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the final installment in Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy,” Apur Sansar.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, and not just as part of the Apu Trilogy, it works on its own as a great drama. Another top notch film from Satyajit Ray.

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EFC II #134 – The 400 Blows (1959)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#134 – The 400 Blows {Les Quatre Cents Coups} (1959)
Dir. François Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble, Patrick Auffay, Georges Flamant

The one hundred and thirty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, François Truffaut semi-autobiographical coming of age story, The 400 Blows.

Recorded in January 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a simple yet poignant French classic.

EFC II #119 – Floating Weeds {浮草 Ukigusa} (1959)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#119 – Floating Weeds {浮草 Ukigusa} (1959)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Ganjirō Nakamura, Machiko Kyō, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Haruko Sugimura, Ayako Wakao

The one hundred and nineteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu’s contemplative film about a travelling theatre group, Floating Weeds.

Recorded in December 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, though I could see a lot of people not getting on with it. It’s more than worth the shot to give a look.