(France, 1969, 99 minutes)
A documentary on the daily life in the Indian city of Calcutta in early 1968. Leisurely, somewhat dated travelogue whose episodic structure defeats the desired impressionistic look at the city but still provides a number of well-observed pleasures, shot during a five-month trip to India that also yielded the much more successful seven-hour TV documentary Phantom India.
A Nouvelles Éditions de Films production with the support of Air France. Directed by Louis Malle; camera (LTC/Tirage 16), Étienne Becker; sound, Jean-Claude Laureux; film editor, Suzanne Baron.