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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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - El Alcalde (Spanish/2012/81mins) Dirs. Emiliano Altuna, Diego Enrique Osorno, Carlos Rossini. The film portrays Mauricio Fernandez, mayor of the wealthiest municipality in Latin America located in the North of Mexico. He is a polemical figure who takes justice in his own hands to 'clean' his municipality of the drug cartels’ presence Collab. Embassy of Mexico to India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Burros (Spanish/2011/93mins) Dir. Odin Salazar Set in the 1940s, Burros is the story of Lautaro, a ten-year-old kid who lives in the so-called Tierra Caliente in Southern Mexico. After his father is killed, the boy is sent to live with an aunt in a faraway town. Lautaro decides to run away home and on his way back discovers many people, living and dead to help him on his journey Collab. Embassy of Mexico to India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - El Comienzo del Tiempo (Spanish/2014/110mins) Dir. Bernardo Arellano Antonio and Bertha are an elderly couple in their nineties who find themselves in deep trouble when pensions are suspended due to a social and financial crisis in their country. Given they haven't seen their two children for many years, the couple is confronted with the need to survive on their own and must face the hard reality of selling their belongings and peddling tamales on the street, or turn to crime Collab. Embassy of Mexico to India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Café (Spanish/2014/80mins) Dir. Hatuey Viveros Jorge lives in a Náhuatl community in the mountains of Puebla. He will soon finish studying law and is thinking of pursuing a professional career; however, he knows that would mean leaving behind his family and the community he has been trying to help. Jorge decides to wait to make a decision until the family gathers on the second anniversary of his father's death Collab. Embassy of Mexico to India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Vladimir en mí (Spanish/2013/80mins) Dir. Octavio Reyes López Vladimir has all the money he wants, & is afraid of becoming a schizophrenic; he is a vampire, an extra-terrestrial, an eccentric millionaire, or all three at the same time Collab. Embassy of Mexico to India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & THEATRE - NTLive: A Broadcast- 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. Obsession (English/2017/120mins) Dir. Ivo van Hove Cast: Jude Law. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant, he encounters a husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. A telling adaption of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. 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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    DOC FILM & TALK - In Search of the Found Object (English/2017/52mins) Dir. Pankaj Butalia Vivan Sundaram gave up painting in the 1980s and shifted his focus to installation work. Over the past 25 years, he has worked ceaselessly. The film looks at this stage of his work, and the centrality of the 'found' object. Followed by an interaction between Pankaj Butalia and Vivan Sundaram

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - The Distinguished Citizen (Spanish/2016/118mins) Dirs. Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn After refusing prestigious awards, Mr. Mantovani, a Nobel laureate in literature, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. Accepting this invitation turns out to be the worst idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels! Collab. Embassy of Argentina in India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Habitat Children’s Film Festival Shortcut Safari (Hindi/100mins/2014) Dir. Amitabha Singh The film revolves around a group of urban, school-going children who get lost- far away from their homes and families! Imagine what will happen when such a bunch of city kids get stuck in the deep of a dense forest! Followed by Babar Naam Gandhiji (Bengali/2015/118mins) Dir. Pavel Bhattacherjee Based on little orphan boy Kencho’s life story, the film follows how Kencho defeats all the odds to emerge successful in life, and turn his destiny around.
    Timing: 10:00 am & 12:00 pm

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    10:00 am
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    Habitat Children’s Film Festival - Iqbal and the Secret Recipe (Denmark/2015/90mins) Dir. Tilde Harkamp The 13-year-old Iqbal is a fun boy. Things dramatically change when Iqbal and friends accidentally blow up their school; Marco Macaco (Denmark/2012/80mins) Dir. Jan Rahbek Marco the Monkey works as a beach officer. He is just about to succeed at winning the heart of beautiful Lulu, when his rival Carlo builds a gigantic monkey-shaped casino right on the beach. & Red Dragon Flies (Singapore/2010/110mins) Dir. Liao Jiekai Rachel and her two friends explore an abandoned railway track that runs through a dense forest, but an unforeseen incident brings their little adventure to an abrupt end.
    Timing: 10:00am, 12:00pm & 4:00pm

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    10:00 am
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    Habitat Children’s Film Festival - Going to School (Denmark/2015/76mins) Dir. Frederik Meldal Nørgaard The lively young boy Villiad’s clumsiness is driving the grown-ups mad. This fast-paced film celebrates the extravagant imagination in colourful sequences – a modern version of Astrid Lindgren’s “Emil in Lönneberga”. Followed by Antboy (Denmark/2013/77mins) Dir. Ask Hasselbalch 12-year-old Pelle accidentally gets bitten by an ant and develops unimaginable superpowers. With help from his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as the superhero Antboy, and becomes a local crime fighter. When a supervillain, The Flea, enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge.
    Timing: 10:00am & 12:00pm

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    10:00 am
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    DOC FILM - FD Zone Documentary Film Series Here the Seats are Vacant (Iran/2015/67mins) Dir.Shiva Sanjari The film follows erstwhile dancer and actress Shahrzad, exploited as a child before an award-winning career, then imprisoned after the Islamic revolution and institutionalized in a mental hospital Collab. FDZone Delhi

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Plastic Cow (English/2012/34mins) Dir. Kunal Vohra Plastic Cow looks at the impact of our almost complete dependence on plastic bags, which we use and discard carelessly every day, often to dispose our garbage and kitchen waste. Not only are these bags a huge environmental threat, they end up in the stomachs of cows who have to fend for themselves and forage for food, which they find in community garbage dumps. The film is also a comment on the hypocrisy of the cult of the holy cow. The screening will be followed by a discussion Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - The Absent House (English & Spanish with English subtitles/2012/55mins) Dir. Rubén Abruña The Absent House is a portrait of Fernando Abruna Charneco, a designer from Puerto Rico and a pioneer of green architecture. He confronts climate change with sustainable constructions such as a roofless house that is independent of power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels and a solar-electric car Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - The Darwin Puzzle (English/2012/27mins) Dir. Radhika Chandrasekhar Based on the life of Charles Darwin, the story starts with a 22-year-old setting off on a ship. A simple journey that turned epic because of his discoveries, which helped him come up with theories that threw religious beliefs into disarray and altered the way humanity looks at itself with his books The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm