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Author: Mrinal Sen
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170460956
A shot by shot reconstruction of Mrinal Sen's three films - Ekdin Pratidin, Kharij and Ekdin Achanak which sensitively portray the middle-class psyche.
Mrinal Sen established his reputation as one of India's leading alternative film directors decades ago He continues to make cinema which is hailed as sensitive and thought- provoking, winning kudos nationally and internationally where-ever serious cinema is discussed.
Mrinal Sen's films Ekdin Pratidin, Kharij and Ekdin Achanak, considered amongst his best works, deal centrally with the idea of absence: the sudden absence of one of one member of a unit, exposing the absence of certain values, and leading to a qualitative change in relationships and attitudes amongst those left behind. A thoughtful and discursive introductory essay explores this common thread that runs through the structure of these three very different films.This volume is profusely illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of scenes from the films.