Films byTexts by Ritwik Ghatak
FILM
The Cloud-Capped Star
Ritwik Ghatak, 1960, 126’

“I wanted to live! Tell me just once that I’ll live... I want to live!”

Nita’s echoing cry

 

« Un des cinq ou six plus grands mélos de l’histoire du cinéma. »

FILM
A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale
Ritwik Ghatak, 1961, 134’

“Why should I leave my home? Tell me, why should I forsake my country, my river, Padma?”

Bhrigu on stage with his troupe Niriksha

 

FILM
A River Called Titas
Ritwik Ghatak, 1973, 159’

“l tried to make a film with such a theme in such a country which, on reflection, l consider to be an act of suicide. Only, a lunatic or an ass would try to make a film like that in that country and I was both – a lunatic and an ass.”