Mira Nair’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Mira Nair’s Adventures in Moviegoing

13 Episodes

The director of MONSOON WEDDING reflects on the different worlds she has lived in and shares some of the films that have helped her cross between them.

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Mira Nair’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Mira Nair in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The director of MONSOON WEDDING on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Mira Nair on THE MUSIC ROOM

    Episode 2

  • The Music Room

    Episode 3

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1958 • India

    With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has h...

  • Mira Nair on 8½

    Episode 4

  • 8½
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Directed by Federico Fellini • 1963 • Italy

    Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand...

  • Mira Nair on LA JETEE

    Episode 6

  • La Jetée
    Episode 7

    La Jetée

    Episode 7

    Directed by Chris Marker • 1963 • France

    Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement ...

  • Mira Nair on BATTLE OF ALGIERS

    Episode 8

  • The Battle of Algiers

    Episode 9

    Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo • 1966 • Algeria, Italy

    One of the most influential political films in history, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escala...

  • Mira Nair on AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE

    Episode 10

  • An Angel at My Table

    Episode 11

    Directed by Jane Campion • 1990 • New Zealand

    With An Angel at My Table, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brings to the screen the harrowing true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-s...


    Episode 12

  • Breaking the Waves

    Episode 13

    Directed by Lars von Trier • 1996 • Denmark

    Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. In an Oscar-nominated performance, Emily Watson stuns as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives h...