The Big City (Ray, 1963): BFI Southbank, NFT1 5.50pm & 8.20pm
This movie, part of the Satyajit Ray season at the BFI, is on an extended run into September. You can find the details here.
Time Out review:
A funny and ambiguously ironic account of a young woman's progress from
subdued, traditional housewife to wage earner, finally achieving
equality when she resigns her job - a gesture of solidarity for a sacked
friend - and joins her husband among the ranks of the lower middle
class urban unemployed. Set in 1955 in a bank crash-ridden Calcutta,
Ray's Ozu-like comedy about anglicised Indians who sprinkle their
conversation with English phrases marks a step forward from the famous
pastorales which made his name in the West.
Here is the BFI trailer.