FILMS THIS MONTH
24th Jan, 7:00pm
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.

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29th Jan, 7:00pm
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.

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30th Jan, 7:00pm
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.

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4th Feb, 7:00pm
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.

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5th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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5th Feb, 7:00pm - Music & Film
Opera at Habitat Series - Verdiís Il Trovatore (Italian/ English subtitles/143 mins)

Sunit Tandon introduces a live video recording from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, of the popular melodrama enlivened by some of Verdi’s most memorable music, including the Anvil Chorus. An improbable plot featuring counts and troubadours, a gypsy woman craving vengeance, a stolen baby, long lost brothers and true love thwarted by jealousy, is made vivid and absorbing by the sheer power and beauty of the music.

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7th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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8th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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9th Feb, 7:00pm
Redemption Street (Serbian & Eng-subtitled/91mins/2012)

Dir. Miroslav Terzic DušanIlić 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 Mićun who's the only surviving witness Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

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10th Feb, 7:00pm
Love Comes After (Serbian & Eng-subtitled/77mins/2013)

Dir. Hadzi-Aleksandar Djurovic In this romantic tragedy spanning a night, three stories are interwoven with characters that are trying to solve their emotional problems and unresolved relationships from the past Collab. Federation of Film Societies of India

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12th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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13th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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17th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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18th Feb, 7:00pm
NTLive Broadcast of No Manís Land

(Eng/150mins/2016) National Theatre's ground-breaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Wri. Harold Pinter Dir. Sean Mathias Cast. Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. The lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Tickets at Rs.500, Rs.350, Rs.250 available on Book My Show and at the Programmes Desk, Habitat World, IHC. An Old World Culture Presentation

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24th Feb, 7:00pm
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.

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25th Feb, 7:00pm
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.

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27th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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28th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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28th Feb, 7:00pm
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

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