Cloud-Capped Star, The

Facets Video   (1960) / Region All
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"...a searing piece of work, resonant and beautifully structured" -Time Out

Arguably Ghatak's finest work, The Cloud-Capped Star is a 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 Star is undoubtedly a modern masterpiece - infinitely compassionate and humane while remaining resolutely unsentimental.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 06 2011
  • Production Year 1960
  • Empire SKU 1579548
  • UPC Code 5035673005460
  • Studio  Facets Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Introduction by film critic Derek Malcolm
Director's Biography

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Bengali Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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