Melbourne Cinémathèque Melbourne Cinémathèque, Human Rights Arts & Film Festival and ACMI present

A River Called Titas

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This multi-faceted “network narrative” set in 1930s Bangladesh examines the intertwining lives and fates of people who live amongst the fisheries on the River Titas. Dedicated to “the myriad of toilers of everlasting Bengal,” Ghatak’s critically acclaimed film is a beautifully detailed and epic social melodrama incorporating elements of bildungsroman, synthesised into a restless whole through the bold use of mise en scène and eruptions of tense Soviet-style montage. Based on the autobiographical novel by Advaita Mulya Barman.

Restored in 2010 by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at Cineteca di Bologna.