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 - Japan Festival- Akira Kurosawa Retrospective. Yojimbo (Japanese/1961/110mins) A nameless samurai with no master enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Collab. The Japan Foundation.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Japan Festival- Akira Kurosawa Retrospective. Throne of Blood (Japanese/1957/111mins). Adapted from Macbeth, Washizu, a war-hardened general is told by a spirit that he will be undefeated unless the Spider's Web forest rise against the castle, but his own troop betrays him in the end and he is doomed. Collab. The Japan Foundation.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    Habitat Film Appreciation Series - Curated by film expert Prof. Ira Bhaskar The Silences of the Palace (Tunisia/1994/129mins) Dir. Moufida Tlatli. The Silences of the Palace uses a Third world feminist perspective to reflect on the histories of Tunisia and of Tunisian women. The film is a lush creation of colour, fluid camera movements, and deploys poetry and music to reflect empathetically on Tunisian history, gender politics, time and meaning at a crucial historical conjuncture.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    Japan Festival - Akira Kurosawa Retrospective Seven Samurai (Japanese/1954/2017) A veteran samurai, gathers six samurais to protect a village from the bandits. As the samurais teach the natives how to defend themselves, the village is attacked by a pack of 40 bandits. Collab. The Japan Foundation.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Japan Festival- Akira Kurosawa Retrospective Red Beard (Japanese/185mins/1965) After getting his degree in medicine, Dr Noboru looks forward to serving wealthy clients and making money. However, he is disappointed when he is sent to work in a small hospital in a remote village. Collab. The Japan Foundation.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    DOC FILM - Best of CHINH INDIA KIDS FESTIVAL 2017- A collection of exceptional, impressive, motivating, touching and sometimes brutally honest children films.

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Kids For Kids Best of CHINH Early Education Web Channel's films exploring children expressions through media literacy. These films are made by children aged 4 - 15 years as part of a global media literacy initiative carried out by Chinh India.

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nebraska (English/114mins/2013) Dir. Alexander Payne. The film follows an elderly Montana resident and his son attempting to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize on a long trip to Nebraska. To enrol in the film club, please contact the Programmes dept., IHC. Collab. The Indian Express.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - DIAF 2017. ASEAN Festival - Festival of Films. Vientiane in Love (Laos/2014/105mins) Dirs. Ansay Keola, Phanumad Disatha. Vientiane In Love is the first Lao omnibus film delving into different aspects of love as shown through five separate stories. Collab. Delhi International Arts Festival.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - DIAF 2017. ASEAN Festival - Festival of Films. Best of Times (Thailand/2009/118mins). Dir. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon. Veterinarian Keng still pines over the high school love, Fai, even though she married one of his friends. With that marriage on the rocks, a chance encounter with Fai gives Keng hope that he can win her over this time. Collab. Delhi International Arts Festival.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017 Land of Mine (Denmark/2015/100mins) Dir.Martin Zandvliet In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017- Face To Face (Iceland/2015/62 mins) Dir. Bragi Thor Hinriksson. Christmas is fast approaching in Reykjavík and Brynhildhur has a lot to be happy about but his bullying classmate Silja is ruining all the good stuff. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017- Zero Point (Estonia/2014/114mins) Dir. Mihkel Ulk Sensitive and restless Johannes is accepted to an elite school in Tallinn and expects life to go uphill. Instead, he becomes the victim of mental abuse by his classmates. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:45 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017- The Excursionist (Lithuania/2013/110 mins) Dir.Audrius Juz?nas. In the 1950s, under Stalinism, hundreds of thousands of Lithuanians were deported to gulags in the Soviet Union. Marija, an orphaned eleven-year-old girl, escapes from a transport train and sets out on a 6,000-mile trek back home, posing as a Russian and keeping her true identity secret in the face of suspicion and cruelty. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017- Tsatsiki, Dad And The Olive War (Sweden/2015/95mins) Dir. Lisa James Larsson. Tsatsiki longs for the summer holidays when he will go to Greece to see his father. When Tsatsiki arrives in Agios Ammos, the village has drastically changed, clouded by the financial crisis. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017- The Lesson (Latvia/2014/108mins) Dir. Andris Gauja. Zane is a young Latvian teacher, a true idealist who falls in love with one of her students. Zane has to now choose between her personal happiness and what society expects of her. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    08:15 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017- The Wave (Norway/2015/105mins) Dir. Roar Uthaug. Although anticipated, no one was really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapsed leading to an 85-meter high and violent tsunami. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival 2017- Hobbyhorse Revolution (Doc Film/89mins/2017) Dir. Selma Vilhunen Hobbyhorse Revolution is a joyful and adventurous film in the interface between reality and imagination. Through the documentary material shot during a period of three years, selected animation sequences and the hobbyists’ own videos we experience a portrait of a hobby that defies categories and of young people who are brave enough to be true to themselves. Collab. Embassy of Denmark.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    FILM - DIAF 2017. Mr. Gaga (Doc film/Israel/2015/100mins) Dir & Wri. Tomer Heymann. Story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer who redefined the language of modern dance. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Collab. Delhi International Arts Festival.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FDZone Delhi Screenings - Mod - [The Turn] (Hindi/2016/69mins) Dir. Pushpa Rawat. Mod documents attempts by the filmmaker at communicating with the young men who hang out at the ‘notorious’ water tank in her neighbourhood in Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad.

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Bonani (Assamese/1990/199mins) Dir. Jahnu Barua. Released in 1990, the film won the National Film Award for the Best Film on Environment. Collab. National Film Archives of India.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Architecture and Society Series. Reading Architecture Practice (English) Dirs. Rajeev Thakker, Samarth Das, Shreyank Khemalpure, Sunil Thakkar, Philippe Calia. Collab. Greha Delhi.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Cecilia (Hindi/English/Bengali/2016/80mins) Dir. Pankaj Johar. Cecilia is the story of struggle for justice of Cecilia Hasda, a tribal woman from West Bengal, India, whose 14 year old daughter Mati was trafficked and later found dead in New Delhi. Tragically, Cecilia had to pay with her own life after justice eluded her even after two years. The 80 minute documentary is the first person account of the director who hired Cecilia as a housekeeper from a placement agency. The screening followed by a discussion. Collab. Kriti Film Club.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - No Problem! - Six Months with the Barefoot Grandmamas (English/52mins) Dir. Yasmin Kidwai This documentary is about the rural solar electrification project run by the Barefoot College in the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan. Here numerous illiterate rural women from all over the world, particularly Africa, are being trained as solar engineers. The film follows the story of the 2011 batch of African women as they live together in Tilonia, leaving their countries for the first time. The women live and learn together for six months without knowing each other's languages, but share a unifying goal - to become solar engineers and bring electricity to their villages. Through the stories of these women, a fascinating tale of sustainability, demystification of technology, and social inclusion unfolds. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Waliking With Wolves (English/58mins) Dir. Senani Hegde The film explores the enduring relationship between nomadic herders and wolves. Against the backdrop of a human-dominated landscape, where most other wild animals have failed to survive, the documentary reveals how both shepherds and wolves defy the pressures of the modern world and manage to cling to a fragile existence. Collab. CMS India.

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm