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Subarnarekha
The Golden Thread
Ritwik Ghatak

1962 / India / 143’
OCT 22 / 4.30 pm, Culturgest – Large Aud.
OCT 25 / 9.30 pm, Cinemateca – Dr. Félix Ribeiro Cinema

Elliptical editing invites ambiguity and fracture into linear narrative, disorienting the spectator. After twenty schizophrenic minutes, Subarnarekha settles into a classical rhythm and the focus of dramatic conflict becomes the relationship between brother and sister. Ishwar is unable to come to terms with his sister Sita marrying Abhiram, who hails from a lower caste.