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Nair, Mira

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Most widely held works by Mira Nair
Monsoon wedding by Mira Nair( Visual )
88 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,498 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
The namesake by Fox Searchlight Pictures( Visual )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,070 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
Amelia by Mira Nair( Visual )
43 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,039 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 Mira Nair( Visual )
50 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,912 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
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )
95 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,227 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 )
47 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,181 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
New York, I love you by Fatih Akin( Visual )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 767 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 )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 697 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and Hindi and held by 503 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 attemp 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 music room ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Bengali and held by 464 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 )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 438 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 Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven film makers from different countries each contributed one short film, eleven minutes nine seconds and one frame long, as a reaction to the September 11 2001 World Trade Center tragedy. The film makers consist of Samira Makhmalbaf, Claude Lelouch, Youssef Chahine, Danis Tanovic, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Ken Loach, Alejandro Inarritu, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Sean Penn and Shohei Imamura
Kama Sutra a tale of love by Mira Nair( Visual )
44 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 365 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 )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 328 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 )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 179 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 )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 120 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 )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 105 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
My own country ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 104 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
Lights, action, music ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 103 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
Vanity fair : a Mira Nair film : bringing Thackeray's timeless novel to the screen by Mira Nair( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the movie made from Thackeray's novel and provides still photographs, production design sketches, costume designs, and commentaries by the cast and crew
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Mira Nair.
Nāyara, Mīrā
नायर, मीरा 1957-...
English (351)
Hindi (76)
German (31)
French (15)
Multiple languages (12)
Spanish (11)
Italian (6)
Bengali (5)
Arabic (2)
Russian (1)
Turkish (1)
Indic (1)