02 November 2018 Current Affairs:
Pather Panchali, Satyajit Ray’s epic masterpiece, has been included in BBC’s list of 100 best foreign language films and is the only film from India to feature in it.
The film was released in 1955 and the first in Ray’s Apu trilogy was placed at number 15 in the list, which was topped by Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.
The list was culled out from a poll where over 200 critics from 43 countries picked a foreign language film they thought was the best. It was narrowed down to 100 films from 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages.