Leeds Film are delighted to partner with Sony Home Entertainment to give away two bundles of newly released Blu-rays from The Criterion Collection's exceptional series of classic and contemporary cinema each month.

For a chance to win May's new releases, answer the following question: What is the name of the 1966 film written and directed by The Apu Trilogy's director Satyajit Ray, about a Bengali film star re-evaluating his success? Please email answers to leeds.film@leeds.gov.uk by midnight on Friday 29 May.

May's releases include: 

Destry Rides Again (1939) Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart ride high in this superb comedic western, both a boisterous spoof and a shining example of its genre. As the brawling, rough-and-tumble saloon singer Frenchy, Dietrich launched a triumphant career comeback, while Stewart cemented his amiable everyman persona, in his first of many westerns.

Lola Montès (1955) A visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatisation of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts the course of Montès’s scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she has ended up performing.

The Apu Trilogy (1955, 1956, 1959) Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration. The Apu Trilogy brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world.


Competition open to UK residents only.