Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 192: Wed Jul 13

Company Limited (Ray, 1971): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.20pm

This 35mm presentation, also being shown on July 26th, is part of the Satyajit Ray season at BFI Southbank (details here).

BFI introduction:
Based on a novel by Mani Shankar Mukherjee, the second of Ray’s Calcutta trilogy follows Shyamal, an ambitious sales manager in a British company. Ray takes us on a tour of swinging Calcutta with its clubs, salons, race-courses, restaurants and cabaret dancers as Shyamal introduces his sister-in-law Tutul to ‘the good life’. When he engineers a strike in his firm and wins a promotion, Tutul (the conscience keeper) protests silently.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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