(Movie / Film)
In coordination with the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University One Book, One Community Program.
Presented by Swarnavel Pillai, MSU Department of English.
Aparajito is the quintessential coming-of-age story of Apu, a young man in a small Bengali village.
"The themes and emotions embedded in the narrative are strikingly relevant to modern Western society .... Aparajito is an amazing motion picture. Its rich, poetic composition is perfectly wed to the sublime emotional resonance of the narrative." (James Berardinelli, Reel Reviews).
Aparajito is ranked as one of the world's best films according to Sight and Sound, The Village Voice, and film critic Roger Ebert, among others.