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Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy: Restoration and re-release of Pather Panchali.

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coming to SF Opera Plaza theater June 12. — RK

Pather Panchali, along with its two sequels, Aparajito (1956) andThe World of Apu (1959)—the three together are known as “the Apu Trilogy,” after their main character—has just been re-released by Janus Films in a pristine 4K restoration, to be made available in a Criterion Blu-ray set later this year. (The original negatives of all three films were burned in a film-lab fire in London in 1993, making the restoration process especially difficult.) If this trilogy comes anywhere near your town—it opened earlier this month for a run at New York’s Film Forum, with plans to spread to more U.S. cities through the summer—I can’t exhort you any more strongly to see it than Kurosawa already has. Do you really want to exist in the world without ever seeing the sun or the moon?

Not sure I understand the comparison to the sun and moon.

4k transfer is cool.

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