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Goddess & Two Daughters DVDs

Issue No. 2170

A scene from Goddess

A scene from Goddess

These two classic films by the Indian master of film-making Satyajit Ray are now available on DVD for the first time.

Both were first released in the early 1960s and are set in rural Bengal.

Goddess provoked controversy in India when it came out because its plot takes up themes of religion, modernity and tradition.

It centres on a young woman who is persuaded that she is a modern incarnation of a Hindu goddess – with tragic consequences.

Two Daughters comprises of two separate short films – both unusual love stories adapted from short stories by the poet Rabindranath Tagore.

This was in fact Three Daughters when first made but one story was cut for the international release.

Two Daughters

DVD released by

Mr Bongo, £9.99

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Tue 22 Sep 2009, 18:28 BST
Issue No. 2170
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