The Flute and the Arrow
DIRECTOR: ARNE SUCKSDORFF
CAST: CHENDRU, GINJO, MARTIN HELD
Set deep in the jungles of the central Indian subcontinent, Sucksdorff’s seductive fable of a film, shot in eye-popping Eastmancolor and widescreen Agascope, concerns the impact of forays by an aggressive leopard on a group of peaceable Muria tribesmen, including a hunter and his cousin, a musician. Beneath the beauty, accompanied by a Ravi Shankar score, lurks perhaps the harshest view of nature in any of Sucksdorff’s films.