Film Circle Screening


(Czech/1967/86min/B&W/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Otakar Vávra A lyrical story about first love, death and disappointment, based on a poem of the same title.


(English/1984/163min/Colour/Films Division DVDs)


Director: Shyam Benegal Divided into three parts — The Awakening, The Struggle, and Freedom — this is a biographical film on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. Relying on Nehru’s writings and speeches, the film traces the evolution of Nehru from his birth through his life. It also deals with the effect of history on Nehru and in turn his impact on the world. This 14th November will be his 133rd birth anniversary.


(Czech/1961/42min/B&W/35mm with English subtitles)


Ceiling (Czech/1961/42min/B&W/35mm with English subtitles) Director : Věra Chytilová The young Marta has made a break in her medical education to fully invest in her career as a model. We follow her for a day in her life, almost completely without hearing her voice. It is seldom that Marta gets the space to speak, instead she is mostly subject to the voice of others.


(Czech/1963/90min/B&W/35mm with English subtitles)


Director : Věra Chytilová Věra, a bored housewife with a defiant son and an unappreciative husband, seeks an escape from her frustrations in an extramarital affair. Meanwhile, the headstrong gymnast Eva Bosáková trains for the 1962 World Championship in Prague. Her lack of motivation prompts her coach to put pressure on her.


(Bengali/1961/149min/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Ajoy Kar, During WWII an army doctor is brought a drunken Anglo-Indian woman, whom he’d once loved, for treatment.


(Japanese/1965/162min/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Masaki Kobayashi, Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning “ghost story,” this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior’s reflection in his teacup.

Marhi Da Deeva

(Punjabi/1989/115min/DVD with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Surinder Singh, Dalit Jagseer Singh’s troubles do not seem to end in this poignant portrayal of life in a small village of Punjab in newly independent India.


(Farsi/1992/116min/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Naser Gholamrezaei, A story of “Khun-bas” (a historical ceremony that stops murdering each other, by a forcible marriage) Two groups of people of a village in Khorramabad, fight each other. during this fight, “Aziz-bak” is murdered etc.