Charulata (U) + Archive short – Beyond the Page


Charulata (U) + Archive short – Beyond the Page

Thursday 9th May 2024

The Box are thrilled to bring you a short South Asian film season to celebrate their current exhibition ‘Beyond The Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now’.

Co-curated with students and community members from the South Asian Diaspora and Plymouth Arts Cinema, the film season reflects some of the best contemporary and 20th Century films from the Indian sub-continent. In addition to the main feature, each showing will begin with a short film from The Box’s archive collections, introduced by a member of the co-curation team.

Charulata (U)

Dir. Satyajit Ray, India, 1964, 124 mins. in Bengali with English subtitles. Cast. Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sailen Mukherjee.

This film about a woman’s artistic and romantic yearning is set in late nineteenth-century, pre-independence India. It takes place in the gracious home of a liberal-minded, workaholic newspaper editor and his lonely, stifled wife, Charulata, whose exquisitely composed features mask a burning creativity. When her husband’s poet cousin comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both inspired by him to pursue her own writing and dangerously drawn to him physically.

Based on a novella by the great Rabindranath Tagore, Charulata is a work of subtle textures, a delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice.

For detailed information about the film's age rating and content notices, you can visit the BBFC website and search the film title, then scroll down to the “Content Advice” section:

Dates & Times

 Thursday 9th May 2024  8:15pm Intro
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