On July 3, TIFF Cinematheque launched The Sun And The Moon: The Films Of Satyajit Ray, their retrospective of beloved Bengali filmmaker and writer Satyajit Ray's work.
On July 11, Canadian academic Kathleen O'Connell introduced Ray's film Charulata and spoke on the influence of Bengali Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on Ray's work.
Today we speak with Kathleen, who has translated Ray's work into English and who teaches courses at the University of Toronto on both Tagore and Ray. Kathleen tells us about Ray's writing style, her translation experiences and where to start in appreciating Ray's work.
The TIFF Satyajit Ray series is ongoing until August 17.