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A River Called Titash
(Titash ekti nadir naam)

by Ritwik GHATAK


Ritwik Ghatak (1925-1976) was a contemporary of two other Bengali cinema giants, Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen. “A broken intellectual”, as Nilkantha, the character Ghatak himself plays in his last film, Jukti Takko Aar Gappo (1974), who had and still has a strong influence on the filmmaking of the generation that emerged around the 1970s. Pelting down on the banks of the Titas, the rain penetrates the film’s opening shots – a natural sign of a tragedy already underway. We can no longer distinguish the river from the title of the film itself, Ghatak’s cinema is an unpredictable ebb and flow, sudden cuts, frames overflowing with intensity, as remittent as memory and as sinuous as reason. JB

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  • Titre français
    Une rivière nommée Titash
  • Original title
    Titash ekti nadir naam
  • Titre international
    A River Called Titash
  • Scénario
    Ritwik GHATAK, d'après le roman de Advaita Malla
  • Photo
    Baby ISLAM
  • Montage
    Basheer HUSSAIN
  • Musique
  • Interprétation
    Rosy SAMAD, Kabori CHOUDHURY, Rowshan JAMIL, Rani SIRKAR
  • Production
    Purba Pran Katha Chitra
  • Ventes internationales
    Contact copie : World Cinema Foundation, Cineteca di Bologna : Carmen Accaputo :

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