Events

IMPORTANT | DIWALI

Alliance française de Bombay wishes you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali! Monday 31st of October The Theosophy hall  and Santa Cruz offices will be closed. However, French classes of all centers are still open.  Tuesday 1st of November On account of Diwali, Alliance Française de Bombay (French classes and offices) will be closed on Tuesday 1st of November 2016.  Read More »

AF@DR BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM

Violette by Martin Provost (139′) Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in St-Germain-des-Prés, years after the war ended. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives, relationship based on the quest for freedom by writing for Violet and conviction for Simone to have in her hands the fate of an extraordinary writer. Trailer In partnership with Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum  & Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Chroniques d’une cour de récré

Short animated film: Le jardin enchanté by Vivianne Karpp (4′) As part of Fête du Cinéma d’Animation, this short film will be screened before Chroniques d’une cour de récré. . Alain, a hardened environmentalist, settles into his new house along with his musical plants and animals. Mr X lives nearby.   Chroniques d’une cour de récré by Brahim Fritah (85′) This movie redraws with tact and tenderness the youth memories of the movie director through his “double” in the screen, the 10-year old young ... Read More »

WHAT ABOUT ART – Chaïm Soutine

Chaïm Soutine by Valérie Firla and Mireille Levy (52′) Chaïm Soutine is a mysterious, shadowy figure. For this film, filmmakers Valarie Firla and Murielle Levy seized the handful of clues they had – a few books, an old film, a tomb at Montparnasse cemetery – and conducted an investigation with brio. They retrace the destiny of this fascinating painter, who was so tormented he destroyed the canvases that bespoke his anguish, and offer us a subtle approach to his work, as well as an encounter with ... Read More »

TASTE WEEK | TRADITIONAL FRENCH CUISINE WORKSHOP

  French chef Bernard Vallez is pleased to welcome you at Novotel for a special workshop! After trying your hand at making a gourmet French meal, you will be able to savour these delicious dishes while enjoying good company. MENU MAIN COURSE: Sole fish soufflée DESSERT: Blackforest cake     Fees: 800Rs. | More info and registration at sheryn@afindia.org In partnership with Novotel Juhu beach   Read More »

FROM LITERATURE TO FILM @ PRITHVI

La Religieuse / The Nun by Guillaume Nicloux (112′) Based on a novel written by the philosopher Denis Diderot, this film tells the story of Suzanne in eighteenth-century France. Forced against her will to take vows as a nun, she will face oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life. Trailer    In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »

TASTE WEEK | LUXEMBOURG CINEMA

TASTE WEEK | LUXEMBOURG CINEMA As part of the TASTE WEEK, Alliance Française de Bombay presents a film selected with the Embassy of Luxembourg in India. Lingo Vino by Daniel Texter (35′) This charming tale captivates the viewer, depicting the ups and downs in the relationship between two quarrelling old wine growers, Léo and Jakob. These two main characters have a 40-year-old tradition of quarrelling each night about who makes the best wine. But a letter from the United States upsets this ritual. In partnership ... Read More »

TASTE WEEK | WINE TASTING

  Organised in collaboration with Wines of India, this evening offers a unique opportunity to mingle over the finest Indian wines. Wines Of India is a collective body set up by India’s leading wine brands in an initiative to support and promote Indian wine in India and internationally. Come join us for a scintillating evening full of fun over snacks ! Limited invitations for members only | Registration required at sheryn@afindia.org In partnership with All Things Nice, Wines of India & Aka restaurant Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CINEMA in partnership with DIFF – Mon. 10th

SPECIAL MONTH FOR CINEPHILES @ AFB DHARAMSHALA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIFF) One of the main aims of DIFF is to bring high quality, independent films along with their filmmakers from around the world to Dharamshala in order to enrich knowledge and understanding of other societies, cultures and ideas. This month, Alliance Française De Bombay is happy to offer you the screening of three films selected for 2016. FETE DU CINEMA D’ANIMATION As Institut Français celebrates “La Fête du cinéma d’animation” from the 1st to the 31st of October, Alliance Française ... Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CINEMA in partnership with DIFF – Tue. 4th

SPECIAL MONTH FOR CINEPHILES @ AFB DHARAMSHALA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIFF) One of the main aims of DIFF is to bring high quality, independent films along with their filmmakers from around the world to Dharamshala in order to enrich knowledge and understanding of other societies, cultures and ideas. This month, Alliance Française De Bombay is happy to offer you the screening of three films selected for 2016. FETE DU CINEMA D’ANIMATION As Institut Français celebrates “La Fête du cinéma d’animation” from the 1st to the 31st of October, Alliance Française ... Read More »