Events

NEW THIS MONTH: Antisocial evenings with AFB – Tomboy

WHAT’S NEW AT AFB?  This year, in collaboration with antiSOCIAL (Khar), Alliance Française de Bombay will be screening a film the first Tuesday of every month. Tomboy by Céline Sciamma (82′) The story follows a 10-year-old tomboy, Laure, who moves during the summer holiday with her family to a new neighbourhood. At this time of life, when everything is still fluid, she experiments with her gender identity. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with antiSOCIAL Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Le bal des actrices / All About Actresses

Le bal des actrices / All About Actresses by Maïwenn Le Besco (105′) Maiwenn Le Besco is an actress who, after a less-than-distinguished career in the movies, sees her career being revitalized. Having doubts about her work and her motivations, she decides to make a documentary about some of France’s leading actresses. As Maiwenn’s subjects lose touch with reality, the actress is not faring much better as her relationship with her boyfriend begins to fall apart and her insecurities become ... Read More »

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival | The art of Calligraphy

  Calligraphy is a timeless and elegant art form, and is considered the highest artistic achievement in many Asian cultures. Meet Swati Thakur, a designer, an artist and a calligrapher. To her, calligraphy is as music and dance to the eyes. Come visit our stall at Kala Ghoda to get a text personally calligraphed from her! Free event & open to all   In partnership with Swati Thakur & Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Read More »

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival | Treasure hunt

The results are out! Alliance Française de Bombay is pleased to announce the winners of the Treasure Hunt!   Solve clues and pose in front of the relevant art installations! Surprise us with your innovative selfies (bonus points for weird expressions) at our Treasure Hunt: the most creative photographers will win a host of exciting prizes such as  a free French classe of 120h, a free French class of 60h and a Rs. 2000 voucher at Suzette, the French restaurant. To ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – L’homme sur les quais / The Man on the Shore

L’homme sur les quais  / The Man on the Shore by Raoul Peck (116′) The film takes place in Haiti in the 1960’s, during the tyrannical regime of Francois Duvalier, the dictator whose titles included President for Life and the falsely fatherly Papa Doc.  The film follows Sarah, one of three children left with her grandmother when their father, a military officer too weak to control the brutality of Duvalier’s henchmen, the Tontons Macoutes, flees with his wife.   In ... Read More »

AF @ DR BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM

François Truffaut, une autobiographie / Francois Truffaut, an autobiography by Anne Andreu (78′) Anne Andreu’s film is a sympathetic and revealing sketch of the filmmaker’s artistic concerns. What is the most moving about it is the morphing portrait of Truffaut as he goes from childhood and adolescence into adulthood, and, from there, into middle age—and no further (he died at the age of fifty-two). In partnership with Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum   Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Grand central

Grand central by Rebecca Zlotowski (95′) Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone, France. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and veteran Toni, Gary discovers that radiation contamination is not just a risk but an everyday hazard. At the same time, he begins an illicit affair with Karole, the fiancée of Toni.   ♦Trailer♦ In partnership wuth Institut Français Read More »

CITY WALKS | ONE STEP AT A TIME – Holy Banganga Walk (Malabar Hill)

In collaboration with RaahGeer Walks, Alliance Française de Bombay will present several guided walks around Mumbai. Follow the guide and discover hidden parts of the city! Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org   Holy Banganga Walk (Malabar Hill) Imagine a fresh water lake surrounded by the sea and perched on a hill – welcome to Banganga. Walk between squashed homes and numerous temples, and the tank suddenly appears. Laxman is supposed to have shot an arrow or ‘bana’ into ... Read More »

CITY WALKS | ONE STEP AT A TIME – Khotachiwadi walk: A Hamlet in SoBo

In collaboration with RaahGeer Walks, Alliance Française de Bombay will present several guided walks around Mumbai. Follow the guide and discover hidden parts of the city! Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org   Khotachiwadi walk – A Hamlet in SoBo In the steaming hustle and the bustle of the city that Mumbai is, there are few locations that are known to offer serenity. One such place is Khotachiwadi – a small hamlet located in Girgaon, known for its Portugese ... Read More »