Habitat Film Club


The Habitat Film Club was started in March 2000. A 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, Masterclasses and interactive sessions with Directors, Producers, Actors, Retrospectives and much more. Members are exposed to the wealth and variety of cinema - from the early classics to the works of the new filmmakers as well as refreshing departures in mainstream cinema. It also aims to facilitate for members insights into the history of cinema and awareness on contemporary trends. The film club's two standalone annual festivals, namely Habitat International Film Festival in March celebrating critically acclaimed International Cinema, and Habitat Film Festival in May showcasing award winning Pan Indian Cinema, have become indispensable forums for film lovers in the city.

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 (Programmes Desk)

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

Films This Month!

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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Dr. Bezbaruah (Assamese/1969). Dir. Brajen Barua. A pioneering Assamese thriller. A restored version of the classic. Collab. National Film Archives of India (NFAI).

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Miss Lovely (Hindi with Eng subtitles/2012/113 mins) Dir. Ashim Ahluwalia. Set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry, the film follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s. Followed by a discussion steered by Shubhra Gupta, film critic, Indian Express. Open to Habitat Film club members’ only. Collab. The Indian Express Film Club.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Moon of My Own (Swedish with English subtitles/2018/120 mins) Dir. Hannes Holm. The life of Swedish pop star Ted Gärdestad whose life changes overnight when he gets discovered. But in the whirlwind of success, he finds himself alone. Collab. Embassy of Sweden.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & THEATRE - NT LIVE Broadcast. An encore of One Man, Two Guvnors (English/2011/150 mins) Dir. Richard Bean. Songs by Grant Olding. Cast. James Cordon and others. Butler Francis Henshall, is pulled between two different bosses and his own voracious appetite. Set in swinging '60s England, the raucous comedy breaks the fourth wall with its pratfalls, spit-takes, flying food, mistaken identity, audience interaction and original rock 'n' roll songs. A fast-paced, hilarious farce, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Tickets at Rs.500, Rs.350 & Rs.250 available on bookmyshow.com & at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC. An Old World Culture presentation.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    03:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Garden Lane (Swedish with English subtitles/2017/110 mins) Dir. Olof Spaak. Eric and Elin meet as adults and reminisce about the dark, magical summer when they first met. They were just kids and their parents, Linda and Peter, were drug addicts. During a few violent but beautiful months, they all lived together as a family. As Linda and Peter were torn apart the children had to fight to survive. And then, to live. Collab. Embassy of Sweden.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - The Subtext of Anger (Doc/English/2012/45 mins). Dir. Vandana Kohli. The film features conversations with professors of sociology and psychology from universities across the world, who indicate the triggers and root causes of anger in our times and milieu. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Collab. ELSA.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Beyond Dreams (Swedish with English subtitles/2017/92 mins) Dir. Rojda Sekersöz. While serving a prison sentence for a failed robbery Mirja is away from the gang and their rules. When she returns, she confronts new circumstances on the family front. In her efforts to handle the situation, Mirja begins to lead a double life between the family and the gang. Collab. Embassy of Sweden.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - The Testament (Hebrew/German/Yiddish with Eng subtitles/2017/88 mins). Dir. Amichai Greenberg. While reviewing the testimonies of survivors, a Holocaust researcher is shocked to discover one given by his mother. The screening marks the Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020. Collab. Austrian Cultural Forum and the Embassy of Israel.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Amateurs (Romanian/German/ Serbian/ Swedish/English/Arabic/Tamil/Kurdish/Bosnian with English subtitles/2018/102 mins) Dir. Gabriela Pichler. Lafors, a sleepy Swedish province hopes to lure a discount store chain by hiring a pompous commercial director to document a town's worthiness, but two bright high school girls, Aida and Dana, use their mobile cameras to tell a different story. Collab. Embassy of Sweden.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILMCLUB SCREENING - Martha & Niki (Swedish with English subtitles/2016/90 mins) Dir. Tora Mårtens. Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos compete in Juste Debout, the biggest international street dance competition in Paris. It is the first time two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. Collab. Embassy of Sweden.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Darshan of the Divine (English/2012/30mins) Dir. Benoy K Behl, historian, filmmaker and photographer. Prod. Doordarshan. The film is about the beautiful Chola bronzes, which are among the finest of Indian art. The filmmaker will be present for the screening and discussion.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Goliath (Swedish with English subtitles/2018/88 mins) Dir. Peter Grönlund. When Roland is sentenced to prison, his son, 17-year-old Kimmie, is expected to provide for the family by taking over his dad's criminal business, a task he's not ready for.The film depicts a boy's brutal entry into adult life and examines aspects of social heritage and patriarchal structures, at a time when Sweden and the Swedish welfare system is changing. Collab. Embassy of Sweden.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Damul (35 mm/Hindi/1985/106 mins) Dir. Prakash Jha. Based on the story Kaalsootra, by Shaiwal, the film comments on the inimical nature of the bonded labour system through the tale of a bonded labourer who is left with no choice but to steal from his landlord. Collab. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I & B, Govt. of India (DFF).

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Habitat Film Appreciation Forum meets to discuss The Householder (English/1963/100 mins) Dir. James Ivory. A young Indian newlywed finds his independent wife troublesome and seeks help and advice from his overbearing mother, a supposedly worldly wise friend, an American seeker of enlightenment and a swami. A bilingual discussion led by Mihir Pandya, film writer and scholar. He presently teaches Hindi literature at the Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Boxed (Hindi/English/Kannada/Telugu with English subtitles/2019/70 mins) Dir. Sumit Raina and Sameeksha. The film analyses how the lack of understanding around gender fluidity is pushing gender minorities to the margins and leaving no room for flexibility in gender expression. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. Collab. Kriti Film Club.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    THEATRE FEST - Old World Collegiate Theatre Festival 2020. Presenting fresh productions from Collegiate Theatre Societies. Log on to www.oldworldculture.com for the schedule. Tickets at Rs.200 available on bookmyshow.com and at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC. An Old World Culture Presentation.

    Venue : Amphitheatre

    29th February, 2020