Author Spotlight

Devika Girish

Devika Girish is the co-deputy editor of Film Comment magazine and a Talks programmer at the New York Film Festival. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Sight & Sound, Reverse Shot, the New York Review of Books, and other publications.

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Devi: Seeing and Believing

Considered his first directly political film, Satyajit Ray’s 1960 masterpiece explores how the denial of self-knowledge, a void neither religion nor Western rationalism can fill, takes a toll on women in Indian society.

By Devika Girish

A New India Finds Its Voice in the Films of Bimal Roy

With movies that spoke urgently to the nation post-independence, the director forged a path between the realist tendencies of the era’s art-house cinema and the pleasures of popular genre filmmaking.

By Devika Girish

Performances

An Anguish at Arm’s Length: Supriya Choudhury in The Cloud-Capped Star

The legendary Bengali actor worked within and against conventions of melodrama to embody the pain of a woman destroyed by her own selflessness.

By Devika Girish