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Satyajit Ray

Born in 1921 in Calcutta into an illustrious family. He graduated from the Ballygunge Government School and studied Economics at Presidency College. He was India’s first internationally recognized film-maker and, several years after his death, still remains the most well-known Indian director on the world stage. He was self-taught, his film education consisting largely of repeated viewings of film classics by de Sica, Fellini, John Ford, Orson Welles, and other eminent directors. With the release in 1955 of his first film Song of the Road, whose financing presented Ray with immense monetary problems, compelling him even to pawn his wife’s jewelry, he brought the neo-realist movement in film to India. He died in 1992 in Calcutta.

filmography (selection):
1955 Pather Panchali/Song of the Little Road (Pesem ceste)
1956 Aparajito/The Unvanquished (Nepremagani)
1958 Jalsaghar/The Music Room (Glasbeni salon)
1959 Apur Sansar/The World Of Apu (Apujev svet)
1964 Charulata/The Lonely Wife (Osamljena žena)
1968 Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne/The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha
1977 Shatranj Ke Khiladi/The Chess Players (Šahista)
1978 Joi Baba Felunath/The Elephant God
1984 Ghare-Baire/The Home and the World (Dom in svet)
1989 Ganashatru/Public Enemy (Sovražnik ljudstva)
1990 Agantuk/The Stranger

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