Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 230: Sat Aug 20

The Expedition (Ray, 1962): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 2.30pm

This 35mm presentation (also being screened on August 10th) is part of the Satyajit Ray season at BFI Southbank (details here).

BFI introduction:
Ray’s adaptation of Tarashankar Banerjee’s novel finds Soumitra Chatterjee cast against type as a reckless taxi driver obsessed with his car. When he loses his licence, Narsingh falls in with an opium smuggler. As his friends desert him – save for Waheeda Rehman’s Gulabi, who still believes in his inherent goodness – Narsingh’s fate is sealed. Martin Scorsese cited Ray’s film as a direct influence on him for his 1976 classic Taxi Driver.

Here (and above) is the season trailer.

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