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Nair, Mira

Works: 147 works in 684 publications in 11 languages and 16,482 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Comedy films  Historical films  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Interviewee, fld, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Performer, Restager , Film editor, fmd, Creator, Contributor, Conceptor, reg, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mira Nair
Monsoon Wedding by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

137 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, lust and hope envelop an upper middle-class Indian family and their world-wide guests as they celebrate for four days the arranged marriage of their daughter to an East Indian man from Texas
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( Visual )

48 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas-born girl, Amelia Earhart discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23. Within 12 years she goes on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia and her husband/business partner George Putnam have an enduring marriage that could not be broken by her determination to fly, nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Visual )

68 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becky Sharp is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life and resolves to conquer English society by any means possible
The Namesake by Imtiaz Dharker( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Bengali and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een in de Verenigde Staten geboren zoon van Indiase ouders, die hem zeer Indiaas opvoeden, ervaart dat hij zijn Indiase afkomst niet zomaar kan negeren
Mississippi masala by Mira Nair( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful daughter of Indian refugees falls in love with a young black business man, causing a scandal within their families and community
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krishna es un niño de las calles de Bombay. A pesar de su temprana edad ya tiene que sobrevivir de cualquier modo, en medio de una galería de personajes de la calle, entre los que encuentra lealtad, traición, amor y todas las experiencias que conforman la vida misma
New York, I love you by Fatih Akin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come together as they create a kaleidoscope of the spontaneous, surprising, electrifying human connections that pump the city's heartbeat. Sexy, funny, haunting and revealing encounters unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn, the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself. A collection of 10 different stories of love
The reluctant fundamentalist by Kiefer Sutherland( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down
Full frame documentary film festival : 7 complete documentary shorts( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Hindi and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short films from the preeminent documentary film festival in North America
The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Bengali and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day
The Perez family by Mira Nair( Visual )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1980, free-spirited Dottie Perez is leaving Cuba for America, her head filled with dreams of movies, mascara and dates with John Wayne. Strait-laced Juan Perez is headed for a reunion with Carmela, the wife he hasn't seen in 20 years. But when an overworked immigration officer mistakes Dottie and Juan for husband and wife, the stage is set for a merry marital mix-up, and some very unpredictable romances
Kama Sutra a tale of love by Mira Nair( Visual )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seductive tale of love and betrayal set in 16th century India. Trained in the art of pleasure, a king's courtesan is forbidden to embrace her one true love, but passion takes over and she rebels, bringing consequences no one ever envisioned
Hysterical blindness( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother and a lonely office worker seek after "love" in the meat-market bars of Bayonne, New Jersey, ca. 1987
India cabaret by Mira Nair( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By focusing on a group of female strippers who work in a nightclub in the suburbs of Bombay, India Cabaret explores the "respectable" and "corrupt" stereotypes which typify women in contemporary Indian society. It shows us the ordinary lives the dancers lead during the day, and follows them into the dressing room where they transform themselves into "queens of the night." The film tells their story, relating their hopes and fears while respecting their sense of pride, independence, strength and resilience. It also reveals the rules and double standards of India s patriarchal society
So far from India by Mira Nair( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewers will be caught up in this poignant portrait of a family split between two worlds. Ashok Sheth is an Indian immigrant who has come to New York to seek a better life for his family. Once here, he postpones sending for them. Money is scarce and he is growing away from the traditional life he left behind. Meanwhile, his despairing wife has lost face, dependent as she is on her in-laws for sustenance. The tension mounts when Ashok journeys to India to confront the situation. Beautifully photographed, So Far from India makes a universal statement about uprooting, starting a new life, and the pain of those left behind
The laughing club of India by Mira Nair( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years ago in Bombay, Dr. Madan Kataria decided to find out whether or not "laughter is the best medicine." He gathered together a group of patients and neighbors to meet daily to laugh. After a time, Dr. Kataria found that the participants experienced improved health and decreased levels of stress. Thus was born across India the phenomenon of laughing clubs. Since then, clubs have spread to Europe and to the United States
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in French and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the conflict between Algerian nationalists and French colonialists that culminated in Algeria's independence in 1962
Lights, action, music( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at some of the greatest living composers and directors as they share their stories, explain their craft, and go through the process of filmmaking and music collaboration
My own country( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town doctor, making the adjustment of coming from India to the rural town of Johnson City, Tennessee, must win the acceptance and trust of his community when the town's first documented case of AIDS is reported. Based on a true story
Mercy in her eyes : the films of Mira Nair by John Kenneth Muir( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book to examine the films of the acclaimed and popular Indian-born and Harvard-educated filmmaker, Mira Nair. A unique voice in cinema today, she is one of the few female directors who made it to the top of a male-dominated profession. Her films feature an incomparably sensuous visual style yet at the same time often record the injustice of the disenfranchised and the cross-pollination of East and West. Her twin themes of realism and romance make for dazzling cinema. Noted film authority John Kenneth Muir analyzes all of Nair's work." "Among those interviewed for this book are the actors Gena Rowlands (Hysterical Blindness) and Naveen Andrews (Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, 1997); My Own Country, 1998), currently a star of TV's Lost; and Julian Fellowes, the screen writer of Vanity Fair."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Mira Nair.

Mira Nair actrice indienne

Mira Nair filmregisseur uit India

Mira Nair Indian film director

Mira Nair indische Filmregisseurin

Mira Nair regista e sceneggiatrice indiana

Mira Nair reżyser indyjska

Nāyara, Mīrā

Мира Наир

Միրա Նաիր

מירה נאיר

ميرا ناير

میرا نائر

میرا نایر تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان هندی

नायर, मीरा 1957-...

मीरा नायर

মীরা নায়ার অভিনেত্রী, পরিচালক এবং প্রযোজক

ਮੀਰਾ ਨਾਇਰ

મીરા નાયર

ମିରା ନାୟାର

மீரா நாயர்

ಮೀರಾ ನಾಯರ್

മീരാ നായർ

네어, 미라 1957-

미라 네어



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