Events

FRENCH THEATRE @ PRITHVI – Tambours sur la digue

Tambours sur la digue by Ariane Mnouchkine (135′) Ariane Mnouchkine used “human puppets” to bring Hélène Cixous’ play Tambours sur la digue to life. This film is an audiovisual recording of the play being performed by Mnouchkine’s troupe – the famous Théâtre du Soleil – and uses scenography, acting, and puppetry to present a philosophical epic which is disturbingly modern. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link In partnership with Institut Français ... Read More »

BOOK LAUNCH | Hijras – A Socioreligious Portrait of A South Asian Transgender Community

Mathieu Boisvert is a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal and has led numerous research projects in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, and Bhutan which focus on contemporary religious practices such as pilgrimage, asceticism and those of sexual minorities. In partnership with the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai and CERIAS-UQAM, we present the Indian launch of his book Les hijras : Portrait socioreligieux d’une communauté transgenre sud-asiatique [ Hijras – A Socioreligious Portrait of A South Asian Transgender Community ] which looks at the revered but ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | L’Affaire SK1

L’Affaire SK1 by Frédéric Tellier (120′) Follow the true story of Franck Magne, an inspector in the Criminal Investigation Department in France whose first case involved the murder of a young woman. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

80 YEARS – FRENCH CINEMA | La Grande Illusion

La Grande Illusion by Jean Renoir (117′) This Renoir masterpiece tells the story of the class relations amongst a small group of French officers who are prisoners of war during World War I and are plotting their escape. The film will be followed by a small discussion in English on the films released in 1938 in India and France to highlight the general trends in Cinema during this period. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

BOOK LAUNCH | Over and Under Ground in Mumbai & Paris

Join us for an evening of Live Art & Poetry Readings from OVER AND UNDER GROUND IN MUMBAI & PARIS – an exciting collaboration between poets and artists Karthika Naïr, Sampurna Chattarji, Roshni Vyam, and Joëlle Jolivet.   Frédéric Simon (Director, Alliance Française de Bombay) will grace the occasion. Sampurna Chattarji and Roshni Vyam will be in conversation with writer-editor-curator Indira Chandrasekhar. RSVP – divshah@amazon.com Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link In partnership with the French Institute ... Read More »

80 YEARS – DANCE | KATHAKALI-KING LEAR

As a dance form, Kathakali entails a complex gestural language, a broad range of song and percussive music, elaborate make-up and spectacular costumes. The Annette Leday/Keli Cie production of Kathakali-King Lear gives Shakespeare a new language thereby bringing it to Kathakali and its public around the world. Tickets available on insider.in via this link In partnership with the Government of Kerala, Bharat Bhavan, Institut Français en Inde, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, and Royal Opera House Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | 3 coeurs

3 coeurs by Benoît Jacquot (115′) A tax inspector becomes entwined in a love triangle after unknowingly meeting his new bride’s sister at a train station when they both miss the last train back to Paris. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

REGISTRATIONS FULL – 80 YEARS – HERITAGE WALKS | ART DECO AT THE OVAL

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ALREADY FULL To celebrate its 80th anniversary, Alliance Française de Bombay is proposing a free, guided tour of the Art Deco precinct in partnership with Art Deco Mumbai Trust. 8:20 am sharp on 18th Nov (Sun) Meeting Point – Moonlight Building (Near Oval Maidan) Art Deco Mumbai is dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation along with documenting Mumbai’s rich Art Deco heritage. Join us to learn more about the city’s first set of Art Deco buildings built in 1930s and develop an ... Read More »

PLAY READING | DECOMPOSED THEATRE OR THE HUMAN TRASHCAN

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 fourth reading, we will focus on Matei Visniec’s play Decomposed Theatre or The Human Trashcan. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Event in English In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | 21 nuits avec Pattie

21 nuits avec Pattie by Jean-Marie Larrieu, Arnaud Larrieu (115′) A prim woman (Isabelle Carré) experiences wild events when her mother’s body disappears. This disappearance also leads to shocking revelations about her mother’s former lover. Will she be able to handle the truth? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »