Ghare Baire (The Home and the World)
Directed by Satyajit Ray
When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective
on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged
tradition by providing her with schooling, and inviting her out of the seclusion in
which married women were kept, to the consternation of more conservative relatives.
Meeting her husband's visiting friend from college, a leader of an economic rebellion
against the British, she takes up his political cause, despite her husbands warnings.
As the story progresses, the relationship between the woman and the visitor becomes
more than platonic, and the political battles, pitting rich against poor and Hindu
against Moslem, turn out not to be quite as simple as she had first thought.
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
English Building, Room 102