Habitat Film Club


The Habitat Film Club was started in March 2000. Member of the Federation of Film Societies of India, Habitat Film Club promises film buffs a rich fare of meaningful and entertaining films from across the world, interactive sessions with Directors, Producers, Actors, their retrospectives and much more. Members are exposed to the wealth and variety of cinema from across the globe - from the early classics to the avant garde styles of the new film makers as well as films from mainstream cinema showcasing the works of the legends and rising stars of Indian & world cinema. It also aims to help interested members arrive at an understanding of the history of cinema as well as keep abreast of contemporary trends.

Film Club Membership Fee

Annual FeeIHC MembersNon-Members
SingleRs 480/-Rs. 938/-
DoubleRs 720/-Rs. 1250/-
Student (Over 18 years)-/-Rs. 375/-

Membership Forms are available at the Convention Centre (Programme Desk)

* Taxes as applicable will be added to the charges above.

Films This Month!

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    DOC FILM. Harvesting The Seas (English/27mins/2015) - Dir. Himanshu Malhotra Shell trade runs into crores of rupees and provides livelihood to millions of people in the coastal regions of India. Some of the shell varieties used to make handicrafts are permissible under law but a majority of the shells sold as souvenirs are protected under the Wildlife protection Act 1972, and have been declared endangered under CITES regulation. The documentary looks at the diversity of shell variety found in India, discussing different aspects of livelihood, illegal trade and over exploitation involved. Collab: CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Corbett’s Legacy (English & Hindi/36mins/2012) Dir. Naresh Bedi Nearly a century ago, Jim Corbett, urged the British establishment in India to protect the beautiful forests of Shivalik - now at the heart of Corbett National Park. This film is a tribute to Jim Corbett and his remarkable legacy. Today, the varied landscapes of Corbett have emerged as one of the principal strongholds for tigers in India, giving hope for their long-term survival. The film offers a striking coverage of diverse habitat, flora and fauna of the Corbett. Collab: CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - On The Peaceful Peak (Vietnamese/Eng-subtitled/95mins/2015)Dir.Nguyen Huu Muoi. The story of an artist, the young men & women of Cham minority, who experience many ups and downs, & come to a firm resolve that they can’t live forever in poverty. Collab: Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - When the Tenth Month Comes (Vietnamese-Eng subtitled/95 mins/1984) Dir:Dang Nhat Minh Duyen struggles to take care of her young son and ailing father-in-law, all the while hiding from them the fact that her husband has recently been killed in battle. While keeping her secret, she is befriended by the village schoolmaster, Zhang, who agrees to fabricate letters from her dead husband in order to spare her family sorrow. Collab: Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Yen’s Life (Vietnamese-English subtitled/107mins/2015) Dir. Dinh Tuan Vu As per the marriage arrangements initiated by parents, Yen had to get married when she was barely 10 years old. Collab: Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Narrow Is The Gate (Serbian & Eng subtitled/65mins/2002) Dir. Kersti Uibo For the few Serbs who remain in Kosovo, Gracanica convent is an island of peace, guarded not only by the prayers of the nuns inside, but also by the NATO tanks guarding the convent walls. Collab: FDZone Delhi

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Don't Burn It (Vietnamese & Eng-subtitled/105 mins/2009)Dir. Dang Nhat MinhIn the spring of 2005, an old mother living in Hanoi receives a diary. The diary carries the notes of a young woman doctor who worked at a national liberation front hospital for two years until her death. The diary was first discovered by a US military officer, who kept it secret for 35 years. Collab: Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - The Wild Field (Vietnamese-Eng-subtitled/9omins/1979) Dir. Hong Sen Ba Do, his wife and their son lived in a cottage on the water of Dong Thap Muoi region. American helicopters scouted night and day to follow the track of life. They discovered Ba Do’s rice field and the cottage where they were living. They destroyed everything but Ba Do family still held on steadily. Collab: Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Guava Season (Vietnamese & Eng-subtitled/97mins/1999) Dir: Dang Nhat Minh The film sketches out a peaceful Hanoi city undergoing massive changes from 1954 to the end of 80’s. Life has always remained same for Hoa, a model of Fine art School, suffering from a mental illness since age 13. His family’s former villa with guava trees has changed hands. Yet, everyday, Hoa keeps hanging around the tree obsessively, in spite of repeated warnings to stay away. Collab: Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nostalgia for the Countryside (Vietnamese/Eng- subtitled/97mins/1999) Dir. Dang Nhat Minh The film explores the tensions and traumas of everyday life in a northern Vietnamese village through the eyes of 17-year-old Nham Collab: Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - And Miles to Go Before I Sleep (Hindi & English/55mins/2015) Dir. Arun Nangla A documentary about one photographer on a motorcycle travelling across the Americas, from Alaska (Arctic circle) all the way down to the tip of South America in 150 days. It's the world's longest road, never ridden before by an Indian.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Flames of Freedom: the Ichchapur Declaration (Kosli & Odia, Eng-Subtitled/77mins/2016) Dir. Subrat Kumar Sahu An idyllic Indian village, Ichchapur in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, wakes up to a spontaneous uprising of Dalits, Adivasis, & OBCs against Brahmanic-Feudalism. The film captures the momentum and essence of the uprising, digs into history & cultural nuances, and builds in a narrative of the struggle through testimonies and voices of the people in action. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Collab: Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & THEATRE - NTLive-A Broadcast. Deep Blue Sea (English/130mins/2016) National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Writ. Terrence Ratigan Dir. Carrie Cracknell Cast: Helen McCrory, Tom Burke. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing. Tickets at Rs.500, Rs.350 & Rs.250 available at the Programmes Desk, Habitat World, IHC. An Old World Culture Presentation

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Thithi (Kannada/120mins/2016) Dir. Raam Reddy In a remote village in South India, three generations of sons react to the death of Century Gowda, their 101-year-old grandfather. The three storylines intertwine before converging at Century Gowda's ‘Thithi’, the final funeral celebration eleven days after a death. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Non members can contact the Programmes desk for registration. Collab: The Indian Express

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Still Life With Wife (Estonia/Russian with Eng subtitles/56mins/2006) Dir. Kersti Uibo The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker. An unusual couple lives in an urban backwater. Married now for over a quarter of a century, their endless sniping never intensifies into the major quarrel that would resolve everything. The constant tension helps Vladimir to paint and gives Natalia a reason for living.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Screening of Two short films. The School Bag(Eng/15mins/2016)Dir.Dheeraj Jindaz In small town Peshawar, Pakistan, Farooq demands for a new school bag on his seventh birthday. But his mother, in spite of her love and affection, seems to be unfazed by her child’s plea. Followed by the screening of Listener (Eng/13mins/2016) Dir. Tarun Dudeja Listener is set-up in a world where an individual is an ace story teller for his daughter and a listener for the rest of the world.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - King Lear Peter Brook (English/137mins/1971) Cast: Paul Scofield, Alan Webb Shakespeare’s classic tragedy revolves around the story of one man’s descent into madness as his family, power and empire fall apart around him. Collab: British Council

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm