In 1870s India, artistically inclined housewife Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee) sees little of her busy journalist husband, Bhupati (Sailen Mukherjee). Realizing that his wife is alienated and unhappy, he convinces his cousin, Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee), to spend time with Charulata and nourish her creative impulses. Amal is a fledgling poet himself, and he and Charulata bond over their shared love of art. But over time a sexual attraction develops, with heartbreaking results. Based upon the novella Nastanirh ("The Broken Nest") by Rabindranath Tagore.
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Earlier Event: January 22Blue Collar (Paul Schrader, USA, 1978)
Later Event: February 3The 3rd Tufnell Park Film Club Shorter Film Festival