THE ADVERSARY (Satyajit Ray, 1970)

Satyajit Ray’s Pratidwandi, from Sunil Gangopadhyay’s novel, captures a time of political unrest in Calcutta, when one worries about going to the movies because the theater might be bombed. American tourists, into the India-thing, are oblivious to the surrounding turmoil and poverty; they symbolize neocolonialism’s fresh assault on India. A boy’s upheaved life—his father’s death […]