Events

BONJOUR INDIA – Gathas : Songs my father taught me

ARIANA VAFADARI PRESENTS GATHAS : SONGS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME The Gathas are the prayers of Zoroastrianism, the monotheistic religion of Ancient Persia. These poems from philosopher and prophet Zarathustra date from about 3700 years. They are surprisingly modern, expressing the life, doubts and choices of a man. As there are no records of the way they were sung originnally, Franco-Iranian Ariana Vafadari composed every song according to radifs or oriental scales. It results in music that constantly vibrates between its Oriental ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Mercenaire

Mercenaire by Sacha Wolff (112’) Soane, a young Wallisian, braves the authority of his father and leaves everything behind to try his luck as a rugby player. French without being considered one, he is an eternal outsider. Soane thirsts for freedom and recognition – things he should have had by default. ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

BONJOUR INDIA – MEZCAL JAZZ UNIT & BICKRAM GHOSH

MEZCAL JAZZ UNIT & BICKRAM GHOSH MEZCAL JAZZ UNIT was founded in 1986 in Montpellier and is led by the bass player and composer, Emmanuel de Gouvello. This band’s music is defined by the Mediterranean temperament of its musicians, the reminiscences of traditional melodies, an unabashed attraction for the Orient, a rock like energy and a sense of humor. Creative jazz projects were born from Mezcal’s travels and encounter with talented musicians from all over the world. One such meeting ... Read More »

KALA GHODA 2018 – Ooh La La Photo Competition

Time to get snap-happy at our photo competition at the Kala Ghoda Festival! Each festival-goer is invited to pose with a famous artwork amongst the different options available at our photo booth – the three funniest photos will win exciting prizes! Visit us for a fun and entertaining French experience ! RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OOH LA LA PHOTO COMPETITION – The contest is free and open to everyone. No registration needed. – The participant should be atleast 15 ... Read More »

BONJOUR INDIA – HEAVEN & EARTH : Aruna Sairam & Dominique Vellard

HEAVEN & EARTH : Aruna Sairam & Dominique Vellard Heaven and Earth brings India and France together through an Inspiring encounter between traditional and vocal music. Padma Shri Awardee Aruna Sairam, India’s most famous singer of Classical Carnatic music, shares the stage with Dominique Vellard, expert in Gregorian chanting and director of Gilles Binchois ensemble. Heaven and Earth explores the ancient poetic sources of both cultures by delving into the tradition of Tirukkural and French medieval poetry and maxims. In the ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Une vie ailleurs

Une vie ailleurs by Olivier Peyon (96’) Sylvie finally finds her son in Uruguay. He had previously been kidnapped by her husband 4 years ago. Though initially happy to find Felipe, the reunion does not turn out to be the happy ending she hoped for. Indeed the young child is content with his current life and seems to have a future which does not involve his mother. ♦ Trailer in French ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Corporate

Corporate by Nicolas Silhol (95′) Emilie has been chosen by her superiors for her elegant ruthlessness in persuading employees to resign. She performs her job without moral compunction until the day when one of the targeted employees kills himself. Not only is she deeply upset by this tragedy but she soon realizes that the firm’s top brass want her to take the blame. ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – David, Goya & Géricault

Les Sabines / The Intervention of the Sabine Women by David (1799) Les jeunes et les Vieilles by Goya (1812)  Le Radeau de la Méduse / The Raft of the Medusa by Géricault (1819) Les Sabines depicts a legendary episode following the abduction of the Sabine women by the founding generation of Rome. Les jeunes et les Vieilles are amongst Goya’s most famous oil paintings while The Raft of the Medusa is an icon of French Romanticism. Free entry In partnership with Dr Bhau Daji ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Voir du pays / The Stopover

Voir du pays by Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin (102′) Two young soldiers, Aurore and Marine, return from Afghanistan. With their unit, they are going to spend three days in a five-star hotel in Cyprus amongst tourists for what the army calls a decompression period to help them “forget the war”. A part of the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2016, this is the second film by the Coulin sisters after “17 girls”. ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »