Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy Restored

 

Happy to see that Indian director Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed Apu Trilogy has been restored by Janus Films and will be released later this year via Criterion Collection. The original negatives were destroyed in a fire 20 years ago and most of the remaining prints were of poor quality, making Janus' 4K restoration a real feat (read a bit more about how they did it in this A.V. Club interview)   

Filmed over five years, The Apu Trilogy follows a Bengali boy’s journey into adulthood. The first film of the series, Pather Panchali, marked the start of Ray's accomplished filmmaking career, a true turning point in Indian cinema. Can't wait to watch!

-Kelli