Events

MY FRANCOPHONIE – Les Dadas

MY FRANCOPHONIE Les Dadas Join us for the second session of My francophonie – a series of workshops that will give you a taste of different aspects of francophone cultures! For this session, we will focus on Dadaism – an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. The artists comprising this movement rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality, and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Les beaux jours

Les beaux jours by Marion Vernoux (94′) The retired dentist Caroline attends a class to learn how to use a computer. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her surgery primarily to enjoy looking at her. What will happen once her husband finds out about the affair? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – 2 automnes 3 hivers

2 automnes 3 hivers by Sebastien Betbeder (91′) Arman is 33 and ready to make a change in his life. He decides to start with a run in the park and literally bumps into Amélie who is slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely. Meanwhile, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, the three characters forge unforgettable memories that will define who they are. For members of AF Bombay ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Van Gogh, Gauguin & Lautrec

La Chambre à Arles by Van Gogh (1888-1889) Arearea by Gauguin (1892) Décoration pour la baraque de la Goulue by Lautrec (1895) La Chambre à Arles is the title given to each of three similar paintings by 19th century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Arearea is representative of Gauguin’s first visit to Tahiti in search of traces of a primitive way of life. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec painted the Moulin Rouge’s first poster. On the first panel of his painting for La Goulue, he ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Corniche Kennedy

Corniche Kennedy by Dominique Cabrera (94′) In the blue of the Mediterranean, at the foot of luxurious villas, the youngsters of Marseille defy the laws of gravity by diving into the sea. They take risks to live more freely. Suzanne looks at them from afar wishing to be a part of their wild excesses. Soon, she will be. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Wallay

Wallay by Berni Goldblat (84′) The mischievous 13-year old Ady lives in France, but his father has decided to send him off on a long journey to his relatives in West Africa. While initially excited at the prospect of a laid-back vacation in Burkina Faso, Ady soon realises that his trip will not provide much in the way of relaxation. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ 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 »

BOOK READING | LE JOURNAL DE LA FEMME SQUELETTE

By Dr. Vidya Vencatesan and Frédéric Simon As part of a joint project with Alliance Française de Bombay, Le journal de la femme squelette – a collection of Guadeloupean tales by Gilda Gonfier – was translated from French to Marathi under the coordination and editorship of Dr. Vidya Vencatesan (Head of the Department of French, University of Mumbai). For this reading, Frédéric Simon (Director, Alliance Française de Bombay) will read excerpts from the original text in French whilst Dr. Vencatesan will read the Marathi translation. ... Read More »

FRENCH ANIMATION @ PRITHVI – Les triplettes de Belleville

Les triplettes de Belleville by Sylvain Chomet (82′) When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him. ♦Trailer in French♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Félicité

Félicité by Alain Gomis (123′) Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of her city, a world of music and dreams, to gather enough money for the operation. Will she be able to save him? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »