We are pleased to be able to announce that the major new Criterion restoration of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy is to be released on 17 November 2015.
There is so much to see in this set, including a rare interview with Ray, and it promises to be a remarkable restoration with the level of expertise, time and resources that have been lavished upon it. As the films were scanned and restored in 4K, they are also going to have an extended life in the movie theatres around the world.
Mamoun is happy to have been invited to take part in this release with his own supplement to the films: The Apu Trilogy – A Closer Look. The other supplements include a video essay by definitive Ray biographer Andrew Robinson, with a contribution from Martin Scorsese.
Explore Satyajit Ray’s masterwork scene by scene
Date: 17 August 2013
Place: National Film Theatre, Southbank, London
Time 1.00pm – 4.00pm
You are invited to come and join Mamoun Hassan for a stimulating afternoon at the NFT where he will be leading a scene-by-scene exploration of Pather Panchali, Satyajit Ray’s extraordinary and acclaimed debut.
Mamoun’s trademark Movie Masterclass technique is a uniquely engaging way of teaching the art and craft of filmmaking, suitable for filmmakers and film-lovers alike.
His accessible approach evolves from a practical analysis of the whole filmmaking craft, a technique he established for the Channel 4’s Movie Masterclass series.
This participatory seminar will require prior viewing of Pather Panchali.
You can book tickets to view Pather Panchali at a NFT screening in August or you can purchase the DVD as part of The Apu Trilogy box set in the UK.
Seminar tickets cost between £8.50 and £11.00. You are strongly advised to book in advance at the BFI website – places are limited!