Events

CAFE PHILO

Philosophy is coming back to Alliance Française Library! Come and share your views on some philosophical topics. No need to be an expert in Philosophy, everyone is welcome to discuss and exchange their thoughts in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A brain massage like no other! Photo Credits – Ryan D’Souza Free entry – No registration necessary | Event in French & English Read More »

ANTISOCIAL EVENINGS WITH AFB – Timbuktu

Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako (100′) The cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully with his wife Satima, daughter, and shepherd in the dunes near Timbuktu. In the city, people suffer under the Jihadists with each day bringing new sentences. Kidane and his family are spared the chaos but their destiny is about to change abruptly. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with AntiSocial & Institut Français Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Le Caravage, Pierro Della Francesca & Miniature Persane

Le Caravage “The Cycle of Saint Matthieu” (around 1600) Piero Della Francesca “The Flogging” (around 1610) Miniature Persane “The Gardens of paradise” (1620-1624) The work that distinguishes the Baroque period is stylistically complex, even contradictory. In general, the desire to evoke emotional states by appealing to the senses, often in dramatic ways, underlies its manifestations. Immerse yourself in Baroque art with these films, the first part of a series of documentaries by Alain Jaubert. In partnership with Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum & Institut français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – L’armée des ombres / The army of shadows

IMPORTANT From October 1st, the Monday movie screenings at the Alliance Française Auditorium will be open to members only. To avail a membership, please click here. L’armée des ombres / The army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville (190′) Gerbier, a civil engineer, gets trapped in a Nazi camp but manages to escape with the help of a friend. When he heads back to Marseille, he looks for the traitor who betrayed him. ♦Trailer♦   In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – ON THE TRAIL OF IRANI CAFES

ON THE TRAIL OF IRANI CAFES with Rafique Baghdadi Rafique Baghdadi, writer and raconteur, takes you on a tour of the best streetcorner Irani cafes that are still standing. Don’t miss this tour as the new edges out the old! Meeting Point: Outside Metro Cinema Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – SPECIAL SCREENING OF RIDING ON A SUNBEAM

RIDING ON A SUNBEAM – JOURNEYS THROUGH SPACE, TIME, LIFE, AND LOVE by Brahmanand S Singh ” Riding on a Sunbeam : Journeys through Space, Time, Life and Love” is a unique travel film directed by national award winning director Brahmanand Singh and follows Mauktik Kulkarni (an Engineer turned Neuroscience student turned Zen traveler) and Sammy Jo (a Berkeley undergrad taking a gap semester) on an unconventional voyage. Together, they explore the contradictions of Indian society. Presentation by the director of the ... Read More »

FRENCH ANIMATION @ PRITHVI – Kirikou et la Sorcière / Kirikou and the Sorceress

Kirikou et la Sorcière / Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot (78′) In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village, except one. Little Kirikou decides that he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village. Above 18 years only ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre ... Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – ART GALLERY WALK

ART GALLERY WALK in collaboration with RaahGeer Walk inside various Art Galleries in Mumbai and understand how to perceive art. Take a step towards settling down your inhibitions and intimidation of art works! Meeting Point: Entrance gate of Jehangir Art Gallery Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – WALK INTO BAZAAR DISTRICTS

WALK INTO BAZAAR DISTRICTS in collaboration with RaahGeer Join us on this walk to know more about the history, culture and evolution of these bazaars which are a photographer’s delight. We take you to the pleasantly chaotic lanes of these vibrant bazaars! Meeting Point: Entrance Gate of Sir J. J. College of Architecture Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – LA LOI DE LA JUNGLE / THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE

IMPORTANT Starting in October, the Monday screenings / French Cinema at Alliance Française Auditorium will be strictly restricted to members only. For membership queries, please contact Sheryn at sheryn@afindia.org The Direction LA LOI DE LA JUNGLE / THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE by Antonin Peretjatko (109′) Marc Châtaigne, a trainee of the Ministry of the Standard, is entrusted with a delicate mission by the minister’s cabinet director : to go to Guyana to monitor the upgradation of Guyaneige, the first indoor ... Read More »