Hidden Gems Film Society will be welcoming Mr.James Ivory to Calgary in December 4-6, 2015, to discuss the works and world of Merchant Ivory. Mr. Ivory will be present at the showing of five of Merchant-Ivory's most iconic films set in India.
Below are the trailers and the calendar for the five films. All films are in English except the last one, which has English sub-titles. Please note there are two feature films on Saturday(1 pm and 4 pm) and Sunday(3 pm and 6:45pm).
Friday, December 4 2015, 7:00 p.m., Globe Cinema, Calgary
Director:James Ivory | Music:Ustad Ali Akbar Khan 101 minutes | Black and White
Saturday December 5 2015, 1:00 p.m., Globe Cinema, Calgary
Director:James Ivory | Music:Satyajit Ray | 122 minutes | Black and White
Saturday December 5 2015, 4:00 p.m., Globe Cinema, Calgary
Director:James Ivory | 111 minutes | Color
Sunday, December 6 2015, 3:00 p.m., Globe Cinema, Calgary
Heat and Dust(1983)Director:James Ivory | Based on Ruth Jhabvala's Booker prize winning novel | 130 minutes
Sunday, December 6 2015, 6:45 p.m., Globe Cinema, Calgary
Director:Ismail Merchant | Urdu/Hindi | 125 minutes
Click on the link below to see trailer:
Welcome to our 7th Annual 2015 Film Festival.
Hidden Gems presents its 7th Annual Film Festival 2015 over two weekends in May/June as highlighted below in the calendar.
Please, click on the dates to check starting times for each movie as they are different due to varying lengths of each film. It will also show you the trailer of the film on that day. Please note there are two feature movies playing on Sundays. On Sunday May 31st 2015 a short film will be shown at 2:30 pm, , and on Saturday June 6th a short film will be shown at 3.00pm. Ticket Prices and Venue are under Festival Info.
Friday May 29 2015 7.00 pm
Krantidhara(Coup De Grace) 2014 | Odia | 107 minutes
Director: Himansu Khatua
She is the quintessential Indian daughter-in-law taking care of the entire family of six with love, diligence, respect, affection and compassion. She also has the onerous task of reforming her unscrupulous husband who wants to wield his power from behind.
Saturday May 30 2015 2:30 pm
Dukhtar(Daughter) 2014 | Urdu/Pashto | 93 minutes
Director: Afia Nathaniel
This film was Pakistan's official entry in the Best Foreign Language category for the 87th Academy Awards. In the mountains of north-west Pakistan, villagers hunt a mother and her pre-teen daughter after they flee on the eve of the girl's forced marriage to an elderly tribal chieftain.
Sunday May 31st 2015 2:30 pm
Int. Cafe-Night 2014 | Hindi | 13 minutes
Director: Adhiraj Bose
No trailer available
It is a story of love, loss and reunion. It displays the impulsive youthful side of love as well as its softer mature side.. Innovatively told, it will leave you with a smile on your face and a pair of moist eyes.
Sunday May 31st 2015 3.00 PM
Asha Jaoar Majhe(Labour of Love) 2014| Bengali | 84 minutes
Director: Aditya Vikram Sengupta
A lyrical unfolding of a love story of an ordinary couple suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Sunday May 31st 2015 6:30 PM
Traces of Sandalwood 2013 | English/Catalan | 95 minutes
Director: Maria Ripoll
The story follows two sisters separated in their childhood in India: one is now a superstar in the glitzy and melodramatic world of Bollywood and the other toiling in the locked sterility of a biology lab in Barcelona. A tale of hope and sibling love that spans two continents - from India to Spain.
Friday June 5th 2015 7.00 pm
Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka (With you, Without you) 2012 | Sinhalese/Tamil | 90 minutes
Director: Prasanna Vithanage
The strained relationship between a pawnbroker and his young bride portrays the emotional torment of Sri Lanka's two major communities: the Tamils and the Sinhalese in the aftermath of a protracted bloody civil war. Will love be able to heal and bring them together?
Saturday June 6th 2015 3.00pm
If you love your Children2014 | English | 23 minutes|
Director : Sanjay Patel, Fort Mcmurray, Alberta
A young man loses everything but finds himself, when his fight against climate change consumes his life.
Saturday June 6th 2015 3.30pm
Margarita with a straw 2014| English/Hindi| 100 minutes
Director: Shonali Bose
This film challenges our cross-cultural perceptions of what it means to be differently abled. Kalki (Laila) dazzles with moments of quiet self-discovery and first love, unbound by ability and difference.
Sunday June 7th 2015 2:30pm
Citylights 2014 | Hindi | 126 minutes
Director: Hansal Mehta
Ever-tempting lure of Metropolis to the innocents, arriving from countryside has been a staple diet of Indian cinema for eons. But this is not a typical repeat performance. The film will leave you troubled and make you think as it reflects on the times we live in.
Sunday June 7th 2015 6:30 pm
Chotoder Chobi(a "Short" story) 2015 | Bengali | 120 minutes
The film is about the lives and sentiments of the little people who work as jokers in Indian circuses providing comic relief to the audiences in between the main acts. It's a tussle between two perspectives - the world's indifference to them, and how they look at the world. Woven in it is an intense but almost unspoken love story that highlights the anguish of these people in a world surrounded by poverty and ridicule.