Events

FRENCH CINEMA – L’assassin habite au 21

L’assassin habite au 21 by Henri-Georges Clouzot (84′) A serial killer by the name of Monsieur Durand stalks the streets of Paris. When Inspector Wens learns that the killer stays at a Paris boarding house, he gets a room there to keep watch. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

CAFE PHILO – THE RAZA EDITION

Philosophy is coming back to the Alliance Française Auditorium! Come and share your views on philosophical topics inspired by the works of the artist S. H. Raza for a special edition of Café Philo being organised in collaboration with Piramal Museum of Art. No need to be an expert, everyone is welcome to discuss and exchange their thoughts in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A brain massage like no other! Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Event in English and French Read More »

FRENCH ANIMATION @ PRITHVI – Ma maman est en Amérique elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill

Ma maman est en Amérique elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill by Marc Boréal, Thibaut Chatel (75′) On being asked about his mother’s profession, the 6-year-old Jean invents a story on the spot and replies that she is a secretary. In reality, he does not know the true answer. Where is Jean’s mother and why has she been away for so long? ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Le Salaire de la peur

Le Salaire de la peur by Henri-Georges Clouzot (131′) Four men, who can’t afford their airfare to cross a deserted South American village, agree to transport a dangerous explosive, nitroglycerin, on a teetering road for higher wages. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Milou en mai

Milou en mai by Louis Malle (108′) During the unrest and the strikes of May 1968 in France, Milou’s mother passes away. The events interfere with the plans for a funeral and disrupt the family and a stranded truck driver. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Extract in French ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Primaire

Primaire by Hélène Angel (105′) Florence, a single mother and motivated elementary school teacher, works diligently to push her students to succeed in the classroom. Her life is changed when a new student arrives, and her son demands to live with his father. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer in French ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

GUIDED WALKTHROUGH OF THE EXHIBITION S. H. RAZA: TRAVERSING TERRAINS

In this special guided walkthrough organised in collaboration with the Piramal Museum of Art, we will cover Raza’s artistic journey – how he taught himself to introspect, assimilate, and express the different art styles he experienced through his sojourn from one city to another, from one idealism to another. We will start by examining the artist’s development from his student years at the Sir J.J. School, Bombay, his move to Paris, and the subsequent development of his styles of work. We will explore his journey ... Read More »

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon. 30th and Tue. 31st, 6:30pm, Alliance Française Auditorium In partnership with Mirit Mikhail and Courtesy of The European Independent Film Festival, we bring to you two evenings of some of the best short films from India and France. A rare opportunity to discover some cinematic gems! Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Films subtitled in English In partnership with Mirit Mikhail and Courtesy of The European Independent Film Festival Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Kandinsky, Bonnard, & Matisse

Jaune – Rouge – Bleu by Kandinsky (1925) L’atelier au mimosa by Bonnard (1939-46) La Tristesse du roi by Matisse (1952) Jaune – Rouge – Bleu is an abstract oil painting on canvas which is currently housed at the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). L’atelier au mimosa is a painting by the French painter and printmaker Pierre Bonnard who was one of the founding members of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. La Tristesse du roi is ... Read More »

LIVING LEGENDS OF INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART – The Very Essence: Raza on Film

The Very Essence – Raza on Film by Laurent Bregeat (51′) In this special collaboration with the Piramal Museum of Art’s ongoing exhibition S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains, Alliance Française will be screening four special films made by French filmmaker Laurent Bregeat on four great Indian painters – Akbar Padamsee, M F Husain, Ram Kumar and S H Raza. We start by commemorating the great Indian artist, S.H. Raza’s second death anniversary on 23rd July with the film The Very Essence. The film is a ... Read More »