Author: Mrinal Sen
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170460956
This volume contains shot-by-shot reconstructions - post-production filmscripts - of Mrinal Sen's three films: Ekdin Pratidin, Kharij and Ekdin Achanak, all considered amongst his best works.
Although not strictly forming a trilogy, having been produced years apart, each in its own way deals centrally with the idea of absence: the sudden absence 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.
The volume is profusely illustrated with black-and-while reproductions of scenes from the films.