As a masterpiece of poetry, it remains unparalleled. As a signifier of a civilisation’s ethical and spiritual heritage, it is unsurpassed. What makes it so unique is that it is ‘alive’ in many senses of the word.
Actor, director, social activist... Aparna Sen’s seventh film as director, The Japanese Wife, releases next Friday. She speaks on her new film and how her frustration with mainstream cinema led her to make her own movies.