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 - Uncommon Sense: The Life & Architecture of Laurie Baker (Eng/107mins/2016) Dir. Vineet Radhakrishnan After a chance meeting with Gandhi, a British Quaker architect leaves England to live in India, eventually democratising architecture with his unusual radical ideas, making the “impossible” dream of strong, green, beautiful yet cheap homes a reality for thousands in India. First Indian film selected to ArchDaily's exclusive "Architecture documentaries to watch" list.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Ice (Serbian &Eng-subtitled/118mins/2012) Dir. Jelena Bajic Jocic The story focuses on the lives of archetypal characters and metaphorically represents the inexorable uprooting of a Serbian family during the 1970s, the demise and disappearance of hamlets and villages in the magnificent Šumadija, the most beautiful region of central Serbia Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Trolling (Serbian &Eng-subtitled/90mins/2013) Dir. Kota Djordjevic The film follows three young characters of different social standing, possessed by love for the wrong person. Their paths intersect and in the fanatical pursuit of the objects of their obsession, all three end up in a suspicious night club in one last attempt to fulfill their dreams Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Death of a Man in the Balkans (Serbian &Eng-subtitled/80mins/2012) Dir. Miroslav Momosilovic An introverted loner who composes music for a living commits suicide in a Belgrade apartment in front of his web camera. Close relatives and Individuals from different walks of life associated with the dead man gather around and time passes, until they discover the webcam has been filming them throughout Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Redemption Street (Serbian & Eng-subtitled/91mins/2012) Dir. Miroslav Terzic DušanIli? employed at the Serbian state prosecutor's office, gets a top secret case to investigate a war crime committed during Yogoslav wars by a disbanded paramilitary unit. He manages to find Mi?un who's the only surviving witness Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Cinema Komunisto (141mins/2012 / Slovenia) Dir. Mila Turajlic. Cinema Komunisto takes us on a journey through the crumbling remains of Josip Broz Tito’s film industry, exploring the rise and fall of the cinematic illusion called Yugoslavia. Using rare footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, never-seen-before archive from film sets and Tito’s private screenings, the documentary recreates the narrative of a country, the stories told on screen and the ones hidden behind it. Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Withering (Serbian &Eng-subtitled/108mins/2013) Dir. Milos Pusic A film about withering of rural villages in Serbia, is also a bleak representation of relationships. The story follows Janko, who returns to his nearly-deserted, remote mountain village after years of troubled life in Belgrade, with the intention of selling the land he owns and moving to Switzerland Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - The Healing (Serbian &Eng-subtitled/90mins/2014) Dir. Ivan Jovic An Orthodox monk is grappling with the aftereffects of war in his homeland. Carrying this pain, the monk finds his way to a secluded hermitage in the wilderness, where he encounters a Bosnian father and son undergoing an experience, which changes his life Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Shakespeare Lives Romeo and Juliet (English/149mins/1968) Rated PG Dir. Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Laurence Olivier, Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey An Academy Award-winning adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, narrated by Laurence Olivier and shot in Tuscany and Siena, with a 17-year-old Whiting and 15-year-old Hussey as the young couple and a score by the composer of The Godfather Collab. British Council

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Sent Away Boys (Punjabi, Hindi & English/45mins/2016) Dir. Harjant Gill The film weaves together testaments of individual ambitions and family biographies from Punjab, and chronicles the gradual transformation of the agrarian landscape and patriarchal traditions through ongoing transnational migration. Through interviews with men preparing to undertake often risky journeys and women awaiting the return of their sons, brothers and husbands, it shows how young men's decision to emigrate implicates families and communities across North India Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOCFILM - FDZone Screenings Phum Shang-FloatingLife (Manipuri&Eng-subtitled/52mins/2014) Dir. Haobam Paban Kumar In 2011, Manipur government burnt down hundreds of huts in Loktak Lake, North East India, in the pretext of cleaning the lake and blaming the locals for the pollution of the lake. Thousands of fishermen were displaced, rendered homeless and their livelihood snatched. These fishermen continue to fight a losing battle, where the authorities do not even recognize their native belongingness & livelihood rights with reference to the lake as they were living on floating huts built on floating biomass or ‘Phumdis’

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Master Leopoldina, The Fine Rose of Street Wisdom (Brazil/55mins/2005) Dir. Rose La Creta The documentary shows and reveals, the archetype of the "malandro", a model, a behaviour immortalized in the Brazilian martial art Capoeira, and in the musical universe since the 30's, with the Sambas.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Nzinga, The Call of the Drum (Brazil/84mins/2006) Writ. Rose La Creta Dir. O. Bezerra In honour of Nzinga, African Queen from Matambo, the documentary underlines the sense of cultural resistance as the greatest knowledge and contribution of Mother Africa to Brazilian Culture. The film is narrated through a game of "buzios", Afro Brazilian Oracle.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste (Eng/56mins/2014) Dir. Christopher Beaver Racing To Zero presents new solutions to the global problem of waste by exemplifying the innovative efforts of San Francisco, which is fast progressing towards achieving its zero waste goal with a simple substitution of the word 'Resource' for the word 'Garbage' Collab. CMS Vatavaran

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Kuttrame Thandanai (Tamil/93mins/2016) Dir. M.Manikandan The film follows a man with tunnel vision, who is slowly going blind and cannot afford the surgery to fix his eyes. When he witnesses a young woman's murder, the suspects offer him large sums of money to remain quiet and he inadvertently gets stuck in between two parties. Non-Film Club members are requested to contact the Programmes desk for enrollment Collab. The Indian Express

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Revival (Japanese &Eng-subtitled/91mins/2015) Dir. Tetsu Shiratori Sosei (Revival) explores the power of micro-organisms, which are the oldest living organisms known on earth. The film takes a scientific journey to prove how micro-organisms, especially Yeast, Lactic Bacteria and Photosynthetic Bacteria could help restore the environment and the whole ecosystem that have long been polluted by human activities Collab. CMS Vatavaran

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm