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Satyajit Ray’s Agantuk to be showcased at Toronto film festival

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  • 1st September, 2022 04:57:13 PM
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Satyajit Ray’s Agantuk to be showcased at Toronto film festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be showcasing legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s final feature, ‘Agantuk’ or ‘The Stranger’, at its main event, Hindustan Times reported.

Part of the Cinametheque section, Agantuk will be screened as part of the 2022 edition of the 11-day festival, which commences on September 8. The screening will also mark the world premiere of a 4K or high-quality digital restoration of the original movie, which was originally released in 1991.

This version comes to TIFF courtesy the National Film Development Corporation of India and the National Film Archive of India.

Five classics are being featured at the TIFF Cinematheque component of the festival, including Agantuk. Also listed are Mary Harron’s I Shot Andy Warhol, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky’s Werckmeister Harmonies and Guy Maddin’s Tales from the Gimli Hospital Redux.

Ray, who made is debut with Pather Panchali in 1955, passed away in Kolkata in 1992, less than a month after receiving an Honorary Academy Award.