36 Chowringhee Lane
|36 Chowringee Lane|
|Directed by||Aparna Sen|
|Produced by||Shashi Kapoor|
|Written by||Aparna Sen|
|Music by||Vanraj Bhatia|
|Running time||122 mins|
36 Chowringee Lane (1981) is a film written and directed by Aparna Sen and produced by Shashi Kapoor. The film was very well received upon release. It stars Jennifer Kendal in a critically acclaimed role and Debashree Roy.
In post-independent India a teacher, Violet Stoneham (Jennifer Kendal), lives a quiet and uneventful life at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Kolkata. Alone after the marriage of her daughter, her only joy in life is teaching Shakespeare despite the lack of interest from her students.
When a former student, Nandita pays a visit with her author-boyfriend Samaresh, Violet is delighted, particularly when Samaresh decides that he would like to work on a novel in her apartment.
The film has been nominated for and won the following awards since its release:
- Won - Golden Eagle - Best Feature Film - 36 Chowringhee Lane - Aparna Sen
- Won - Golden Lotus Award - Best Director - Aparna Sen
- Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Cinematography - Ashok Mehta
- Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Regional Film (Hindi) - 36 Chowringhee Lane - Aparna Sen
- Nominated - Best Actress - Jennifer Kendal
- Won - Best Actress - Jennifer Kendal