Events

PLAY | L’AMANT

We have the pleasure of witnessing Maud Andrieux perform Marguerite Duras’ play L’Amant in person. Maud’s adaptation gives expression to the project of a lifetime and the determination to fight against the injustice of the colonies. Inspired by the Indochinese set-up, it is truly an erotic and a sensual discovery filled with her lifelong experiences. The audience emerges into the colonies of France to travel to the very heart of the autobiography of Duras. Free and open to everyone | ... Read More »

PLAY READING | ROBERTO ZUCCO

It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the second reading, we will focus on Bernard Marie Koltès’s play Roberto Zucco which is loosely based on the life of the psychopathic killer Roberto Succo. Free and open to everyone | Registration for the Bandra reading via this link | Event in English In partnership with ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Jusqu’à la garde

Jusqu’à la garde by Xavier Legrand (93′) Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad whose children have been turned against him by their vindictive mother. Unsure who is telling the truth, the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from ... Read More »

CONCERT | MUSICAL GREETING FROM REUNION ISLAND

In partnership with Pôle Régional des Musiques Actuelles de La Réunion, Institut Français en Inde (IFI Delhi), and G5A; we bring you two unique musical acts from Réunion Island: Christine Salem’s music is a powerful tribute to her roots in Madagascar and Comoros. Mixing guitar and piano with bluesy lines, she explores songs, texts, melodies, and harmony to relinquish duty, routine, and obligation. Using Rock poetry, dub pulsations and ternary rhythms, Grèn Sémé invents a brand new sound where créole and maloya from Réunion Island meet ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Grünewald, Raphaël, & Véronèse

Retable d’Issenheim by Grünewald (1512-1513) Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione by Raphaël (around 1514/1515) Le repas chez Levi by Véronèse (1573) Retable d’Issenheim is Grünewald’s largest work, and is regarded as his masterpiece. Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione is an oil painting attributed which is considered as one of the great portraits of the Renaissance. Le repas chez Levi is one of the largest canvases of the 16th century and was painted by Veronese for the rear wall of the refectory of the Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Free and open ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Lola Pater

Lola Pater by Nadir Moknèche (95′) After his mother’s death, Zino decides to find his father Farid – a man he hasn’t seen in twenty-five years. The couple never divorced and, if nothing else, the father needs to know that he benefits from the estate. Unbeknownst to Zino, Farid transitioned to a transgender woman 25 years ago. How will the reunion turn out? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer in French ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

CAFE PHILO

Philosophy is coming back to the Alliance Française Auditorium! 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! Free entry – No registration necessary | Event in French & English Read More »

FRENCH ANIMATION @ PRITHVI – Aya de Yopougon

Aya de Yopougon by Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie (84′) Towards the end of 70s, in the Ivory Coast at Yopougon, lives the 19 years old Aya, a serious girl who prefers staying at home and studying rather than going out with her friends. Aya spends her days between school, family and her two best friends : Adjoua and Bintou who only think about having fun in the dark nights of the scrublands. ♦Trailer in French♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »

LIVING LEGENDS OF INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART – Ram Kumar, Nostalgic Longing

Ram Kumar, Nostalgic Longing by Laurent Brégeat (48′) This film explores the world of the reclusive and introspective abstractionist Ram Kumar, exploring his life, his philosophy, his views and how they play out in his work.. This portrait is one of four films produced by Lalit Kala Akademi and directed by Laurent Brégeat and will be screened courtesy of Piramal Museum of Art. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed In partnership with Piramal Museum of Art and Raza Foundation Read More »

TASTE WEEK | COOKING WORKSHOP

TASTE WEEK | COOKING WORKSHOP Like previous years, we will be celebrating Taste Week by organising a workshop in partnership with Sofitel Mumbai BKC. For this year’s edition, we will learn how to cook two vegetarian dishes: Spaghetti Pad Khi Mao – Thai Style Spaghetti spiced with Asian vegetables, tofu, and sauces Deconstructed Black Forest – A German dessert layered with chocolate and cherries finished with whipped cream Paid workshop (R900/- for Members of AF Bombay and R1,100/- for Non-Members) | Limited seats | Registration on a ... Read More »