PRATIDWANDI / THE ADVERSARY (Dir. Satyajit Ray, 1972, India) – Chronicles of Dissent

Figure 1 – 4. The revolutionary impulse nurtured by Naxalite sentiments – Siddhartha’s imagination of dissent.

Figure 5 – 16. Passions and repressions coalesce into an extended dream sequence that recalls the cinema of Bergman and Fellini.

Figure 17 – 19. The closing shots – the call of the bird and the sounds of a funeral procession.