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Devi = The goddess / Satyajit Ray Productions presents ; written, produced and directed by Satyajit Ray.

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Video/Projected medium
Language
Bengali
Εdition
DVD special edition.
Published/​Created
  • [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021]
  • ©2021
Description
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 70 cm, folded to 12 x 19 cm)

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  • 4 3/4 in.
  • monochrome rdacc
  • black and white
  • stamping rdapm
Summary note
"Master filmmaker Satyajit Ray explores the conflict between fanaticism and free will in Devi (The Goddess), issuing a subversively modern challenge to religious orthodoxy and patriarchal power structures. In rural India in the second half of the nineteenth century, after his son (Soumitra Chatterjee) leaves for Kolkata to complete his studies, a wealthy feudal landlord (Chhabi Biswas) is seized by the notion that his beloved daughter-in-law (a hauntingly sad-eyed Sharmila Tagore) is an incarnation of the Mother Goddess--a delusion that proves devastating to the young woman and those around her. The elegantly stylized compositions and the chiaroscuro lighting by cinematographer Subrata Mitra heighten the expressionistic intensity of this domestic tragedy, making for an experience that is both sublime and shattering"--Container.
Notes
  • Title from subtitled screen and statement of responsibility and credits from English subtitles.
  • Based on the story by Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, from an idea by Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
  • Full screen (1.37:1).
  • Accompanied by 12 page folded sheet containing an essay, cast, credits and restoration information.
  • Special features: New program featuring interviews with Sharmila Tagore and Soumitra Chatterjee recorded in 2013; A goddess in close-up: Satyajit Ray's Devi (new video essay by Meheli Sen); essay by Devika Girish.
Creation/​Production credits
Cinematography, Subrata Mitra ; film editing, Dulal Dutta ; music, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby monaural.
Rights and reproductions note
For private home use only.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Banerjee, Purnendu Mukherjee, Arpan Chowdhury.
Language note
Bengali dialogue with optional English subtitles.
English title
  • Goddess
ISBN
  • 9781681438894
  • 1681438895
Publisher no.
  • CC3307DVD
  • CC3307D
OCLC
1266188100
Universal Product Code
  • 715515265614
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  • 00715515265614
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