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 and Sound, the Nation, the New York Review of Books, and other publications.

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The Good Fight: Deepa Dhanraj’s Visions of Solidarity

Over the course of her four-decade career, the pioneering Indian documentary filmmaker has demonstrated the important roles that joy and pleasure play in the process of political change.

By Devika Girish

Bergman Island: Form and Feeling

In this shape-shifting exploration of creativity, couplehood, and artistic influence, Mia Hansen-Løve offers a glimpse at the existential heavy lift required by her deceptively simple autofictions.

By Devika Girish

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


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