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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    HIFF: 2017 - The Forest (Thailand/109mins/2016) Dir. Paul Spurrier

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    11:00 am
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    HIFF: 2017 - The Tot Family (Hungarian/106mins/1969) Dir. Zotan Fabri

    Venue : Gulmohar

    11:00 am
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    HIFF: 2017 - White Sun (Nepali/89mins/2016)Dir. Deepak Rauniyar

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    02:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Key House Mirror (Danish/95mins/2015) Dir. Michael Noer

    Venue : Gulmohar

    04:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - The Return (Singapore/Mandarin/English/Malay/83mins/2015) Dir. Green Zeng

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    04:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Panel Discussion – Rising Presence of Asian Cinema in International Film Festivals Panelists: Green Zeng (Director of Return), June Chua (Producer of Return), Shubhra Gupta (Journalist, columnist and film critic), Raman Chawla (Curator/Film Programmer, Managing Trustee, India of Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Venue: Stein Auditorium balcony

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    05:45 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Destiny (Chinese/97mins/2016) Dir. Zhang Wei

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Take Me Home (Doc Film/Iran/16mins/2016)Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. Followed by 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarastami (Doc Film/Iran/77mins/2016) Dir. Selfollah Samadian

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - In Bed With Victoria (French/97mins/2016)Dir. Justine Triet

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    09:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Hema Hema Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Dzongkha/ Bhutan/98mins/2016) Dir. Khyentse Norbu

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    11:00 am
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    HIFF: 2017 - To the Fore (Chinese/125mins/2015) Dir. Dante Lam

    Venue : Gulmohar

    11:00 am
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    HIFF: 2017 - Victoria (German/140mins/2015) Dir. Sebastian Schipper

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    02:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - The Witness (Hungarian/1969/112mins) Dir. Peter Bacso

    Venue : Gulmohar

    02:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Road to Mandalay (Taiwanese/108mins/2016) Dir. Midi Z

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    04:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (Vietnam/103mins/2015) Dir. Victor Vu

    Venue : Gulmohar

    04:00 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - A Syrian Love Story (Doc film/UK/76mins/2015) Dir. Sean McAllister

    Venue : Gulmohar

    06:30 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Warehoused (Mexico/Spanish/90mins/2015) Dir. Jack Zagha

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    06:30 pm
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    HIFF: 2017 - Cold of Kalandar (Turkish/ Hungary/ 130mins/2015) Dir. Mustafa Kara

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    09:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Les Chevaliers Blancs (French/112mins/2015) Dir. Joachim Lafosse Jacques Arnault, the chief of an NGO, Move for Kids, requests humanitarian workers in Africa to help orphaned kids, which leads to chaotic consequences Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Retour à Ithaque (French/96mins/2014) Dir. Laurent Cantet Five friends gather on a Havana rooftop to dance, drink and make sense of the past and present in Laurent Cantet's contemplative drama Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Nos futurs (French/97mins/2015) Dir. Rémi Bezançon The film follows Yann, a successful insurance broker who’s also miserably bored with himself, even if longtime girlfriend Estelle does her best to keep her man happy Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Kammatipaadam (Malayalam/2016/177mins) Dir. Rajeev Ravi The film centers on Kammatipaadam, a slum locality in Ernakulam, Kerala. It focuses on how the Dalit community was forced to give up their lands to real-estate mafias and how modern urbanisation of Kochi metro-city took place over the plight of the Dalits. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Non-members are requested to contact the Programmes department for enrolment Collab. Indian Express

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Les Cowboys (French/114mins/2015) Dir. Thomas Bidegain When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Ni le ciel, ni la terre (French/100mins/2015) Dir. Clement Cogitore The soldiers in a French army unit in Afghanistan begin disappearing one by one. Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - FD Zone Screenings. Dongeng Rangkas (Bahasa & Sundanese with English subtitles/75mins/2011) Dir. Andang Kelana, Badrul Munir, Fuad Fauji, Hafiz & Syaiful Anwar. Dongeng Rangkas explores the lives of two young men from the small town of Rangkasbitung, about 120 kilometers away from Jakarata, Indonesia. The film is also a cultural portrait of the Rangkasbitung town itself, well known due to Dutch writer Multatuli (Douwes Dekker), who offered a sharp critique of the colonial Dutch era in Indonesia. Collab. FDZone Delhi & Forum Lenteng

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Kakkoos (Tamil with English Subtitles/105mins/2017)Dir. Divya Bharathi The film documents the lives of Manual scavengers in Tamil Nadu and the dehumanising that comes with their occupation. It raises issues related to contractual employment, delayed payments made to the sanitation workers and to the larger context of ostracization faced by the manual scavengers. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film maker. Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Baden Baden (French/96mins/2016) Dir. Rahcel Lang The film charts the trials and tribulations of Ana, a free-spirited 26 year-old returning home to Strasbourg for the summer after living abroad for long enough to feel out of place everywhere Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Je Ne Suis Pas Un Salaud (French/111mins/2015) Dir. Emmanuel Finkiel Having just been injured in a mugging, a depressed man earns the attention of his estranged family; but soon the evidence against the accused starts to unravel Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - The Battle Begins (English/29mins/2014) Dir. Surendra Manan A land once blessed with five rivers turns to a region battling with acute shortage of clean drinking water. It is now a territory of disease carrying watercourses and stinking, killer drains. The people keep suffering for years but finally wake up, revive their numb sensitivity to the environment under the leadership of a holy man and stand up with resolute spirit to take direct action against the pursuits that had wrecked their lives Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Rosalie Blum (French/96mins/2015) Dir. Julien Rappeneau A hairdresser meets a mysterious and lonely woman and becomes obsessed with learning all about her past Collab. Institut Français en Inde

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - God on the Edge (Bengali/English/46mins/2014) Dir. Ashok Patel The death of seven elephants - three calves, three mothers and a tusker on 23rd September, 2010, in North West Bengal, devastated an elephant lover. He wondered if the Indians, who worship elephant as Elephant God, ever realize the ordeal the wild elephant had to go through even for traversing from one of its habitat patch to the other. His search to seek the answer to the problem led him to a sixty year old Mahut – a handler of domesticated elephants - who had been managing wild elephants through the help of his pet elephants for forty years. ‘God on the Edge’ unfolds the problem and prospects of conservation of wild elephants in India Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Still Rolling: The DDLJ Story (English/Hindi/35mins/2016) Wri. & Dir. Natashja Rathore What makes a film do a record-breaking run of more than 1000 weeks at the box office? A filmmaker takes a journey from the bustling heart of London, to Yash Chopra's scenic Switzerland and finally to the land of colourful Bollywood to rediscover the magic of India’s longest running film 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm