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Nair, Mira

Overview
Works: 188 works in 1,017 publications in 13 languages and 18,822 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Comedy films  War films  Sports films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Interviewee, fld, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Performer, Restager , Film editor, Scenarist, fmd, Editor, Conceptor, Contributor, Creator, reg
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Mira Nair
Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair( Visual )

141 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,576 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
Amelia by Édouard Lock( Visual )

55 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,122 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
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri( Visual )

56 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women
Vanity fair by Mira Nair( Visual )

73 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,916 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
Queen of Katwe( Visual )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )

116 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,224 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
Mississippi masala by Mira Nair( Visual )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exotic and erotic interracial love story, an African American businessman falls for a beautiful Indian immigrant, only to encounter shock and outrage from both families
The reluctant fundamentalist by Kiefer Sutherland( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 812 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
New York, I love you by Fatih Akin( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come to life in NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU - a collaboration of storytelling from some of today's most imaginative filmmakers and featuring an all-star cast. Together 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
The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Bengali and held by 483 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
Full frame documentary film festival : 7 complete documentary shorts( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Hindi and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why can't we be a family again? (27 min. - col.): chronicles the plight of two brothers in foster care, as they attempt to reunite with a mother who abandoned them for drugs over a decade ago. A film by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel. Producers, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; directors, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; narrator, Ossie Davis ; director of photography, Edward Morritz ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Mark Suozzo
The Perez family by Mira Nair( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
11'09"01 September 11 : a film by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Kama Sutra : a tale of love by Mira Nair( Visual )

50 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seductive tale of love and betrayal set in 16th century India. A king's courtesan is forbidden to embrace her one true love. Trained in the art of pleasure, Maya, the beautiful servant girl becomes defiant, rebelling against ancient tradition. As passion takes over, the conflict brings consequences that no one ever envisioned
Hysterical blindness( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 319 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 239 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 180 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
11'09"01, September 11 : a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh." (The New York Times)
The laughing club of India by Mira Nair( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 174 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"--Container
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is considered one of the most influential political films in history, 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 escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, etc. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them
 
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Mira Nair.

Mira Nair actrice indienne

Mira Nair directora de cine india

Mira Nair directora de cinema índia

Mira Nair filmregisseur uit India

Mira Nair indische Filmregisseurin

Mira Nair regista e sceneggiatrice indiana

Mira Nair reżyser indyjska

Nāyara, Mīrā

Мира Наир

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מירה נאיר

מירה נאיר במאית קולנוע הודית

ميرا ناير

ميرا ناير مخرجة أفلام هندية

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

మీరా నాయర్

ಮೀರಾ ನಾಯರ್

മീരാ നായർ

네어, 미라 1957-

미라 네어

ナイール, ミラ

ミーラー・ナーイル

米拉·奈兒

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