Author: A Compilation
Photographer: Subash Nandy
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170461642
This collection encapsulates close to half a century of filmmaking. It includes original writings - memoirs, letters, musings on politics, literature, theatre and cinema; critiques of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Chaplin and host of other international film makers.
Veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen has always seen his life and work as apart of the social and political fabric of his time. As he has continued to experiment with cinema over the decades, evolving his own quest in response to the changing times, he has also maintained an acute social critique which shows in his films, writings and interviews. The enfant terrible of Indian cinema in the 60s and 70s, he is now known for his subtle, nuanced films which capture a moment of crisis, a moment of truth, in the ordinary lives of ordinary people.
In juxtaposition with the intimate photographs of the artist at work and stills from his movies, these form a rare montage of the filmmaker and the man, mapping an unusual creative landscape which offers valuable insights into his films.
There is also a complete filmography encompassing his features, telefilms and documentaries.
An Uncertain Journey
A Terrible dearth o9f dreams and dreamers
To Say something new
An old letter
My son and I
A World built or gained is but the world lost
Life, more life, and only life
Apu, Eternal Apu
New men in a new theatre
A funny, bitter, allegory
This space of silence
Cinema par excellence
Beyond easy solutions
Shards of sound and scraps of seeing
Cinema and Literature
This new, hybrid culture