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Overwhelmed by the changes in his native East Bengal following the independence of Bangladesh, Ritwik Ghatak made this powerful adaptation of a celebrated Bengali novel by Advaita Malla Barman. It is the epic story of the destruction of a fishing village on the banks of the River Titas. "Ghatak depicts the rhythm of the fishermen's small world in a style which blends the lyrical with the documentary, and intersperses episodes from the sad lives of various characters" (Derek Malcolm, British Film Institute). Also known as Titash Ekti Nadir Naam and A River Named Titash. In Bengali with English subtitles.

Ritwik Ghatak---India---1973---151 mins.
A visionary feature film from Riri Riza that revolutionized the Indonesian film industry. Set against a pulsating backdrop of modern-day Jakarta, this electrifying drama tells the story of a woman from a small-town in West Sumatra who moves to the big city. Pulled between the old and the new, between tradition and rejuvenation, Eliana's mother and her childhood home keep popping back into her cosmopolitan life. "The same piquant energy as Wong Kar-Wai's Fallen Angels" (Variety). In Indonesian with English subtitles.

Riri Riza---Indonesia---2002---86 mins.
Produced in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the of formation of an independent Pakistan, this rich, well-researched documentary explores the country's brief but turbulent past...LEARN MORE.