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Charulata (The Lonely Wife)
9 pm, Monday, August 17 (Introduced by Simi Garewal)

3 pm, Sunday, August 23
Year: 1964
Language: Bengali
Running Time: 117 Minutes
Rating: Festival Rating
Director: Satyajit Ray
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sailen Mukherjee, Syamal Ghosal
Film Festivals & Awards: Golden Lotus Award for Best Film Austin City Limits Festival – 2014, 61st Sydney Film Festival - 2014 The British Film Institute (BFI) - Satyyajit Ray Season 2013, 66th Cannes Film Festival – 2013, 14th Mumbai Film Festival – 2012, Abu Dhabi Film Festival – 2011, 64th Locarno International Film Festival – 2011, 32nd Durban International Film Festival – 2011, Tagore Film Festival - 2011, 10th Imagineindia International Film Festival of Spain – 2011, Third Eye Asian Fest – 2011, Taj Enlighten Film Society - Satyajit Ray Film Festival 2010
Synopsis: Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband Bhupati devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage, he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law, Umapada to keep her company. At the same time Bhupati's own brother, Amal, a would-be writer comes home finishing his college education. However, after several months, Charu and Amal's feelings for each other move beyond literary friendship.