Events

MY FRANCOPHONIE – Voices of Feminism

MY FRANCOPHONIE Voices of Feminism Join us for the third 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 different initiatives in France for improving women’s condition in society. We will compare the different actors and changemakers in France and attempt to find parallels in India. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed Read More »

PLAY READING | ROBERTO ZUCCO

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 second reading, we will focus on Bernard Marie Koltès’s play Roberto Zucco which is loosely based on the life of the psychopathic killer Roberto Succo. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Event in English In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Cherchez la femme

Cherchez la femme by Sou Abadi (98′) Two students find their love affair thwarted when the girl’s older brother tries to change his sister’s Western lifestyle. Can their love survive the onslaught of tradition? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

REGISTRATIONS FULL – HERITAGE WALKS | KNOWING KURLA

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE FULL Echoing European Heritage Days, Alliance Française de Bombay will propose several free guided tours in different parts of Mumbai in September as part of our annual Heritage Walks initiative. 10 am sharp on 30th Sept (Sun) Meeting Point – Outside Phoenix Market city Gate no. 2 Tucked away in the bylanes of Kurla’s commercial face, that reflects little about the lives on the streets around it, is a neighbourhood soaked in ‘stories and histories’. Through our walk Knowing ... Read More »

REGISTRATIONS FULL – HERITAGE WALKS | CONNECT THE DOTS 2: IN RAZA’S FOOTSTEPS

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE FULL Echoing European Heritage Days, Alliance Française de Bombay will propose several free guided tours in different parts of Mumbai in September as part of our annual Heritage Walks initiative. 9 am sharp on 29th Sept (Sat) Meeting Point – Jehangir Art Gallery The walkthrough is intended to resonate with the painter S. H. Raza’s own life at various levels. The places covered during the tour were frequently visited by the artist during his lifetime. Furthermore, the idea ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Vinci, Titien, & La Dame à la Licorne

Tapisseries by La Dame à la Licorne (end of 15th Century) Le Concert champêtre by Titien (around 1509) La Vierge, l’enfant Jésus et Sainte Anne by Vinci (around 1510) Tapisseries is the modern title given to a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders from wool and silk from designs drawn in Paris around 1500. Le Concert champêtre is an oil painting generally attributed to the Italian Renaissance master Titian. La Vierge, l’enfant Jésus et Sainte Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting St. Anne, ... Read More »

FRENCH ANIMATION @ PRITHVI – U

U by Serge Elissalde, Grégoire Solotareff (71′) U, a small unicorn, always rushes to the help of the little girl Mona whenever she’s called. The latter is filled with despair because of the cruelty of her adoptive parents. As she grows, Mona becomes a beautiful adolescent dreamer but is very preoccupied by her physical appearance. ♦Trailer in French♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »

PLAY READING | THE MAIDS

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 first reading, we will focus on Jean Genet’s play Les Bonnes or The Maids which is loosely based on the infamous sisters Christine and Léa Papin who brutally murdered their employer in Le Mans, France. Free and open to everyone | Registration ... Read More »

CANADIAN CINEMA – Les Amours imaginaires

Les Amours imaginaires by Xavier Dolan (102′) Francis and Marie are best friends – until the day that they run into the gorgeous Nicolas in a coffee shop in Montreal. The two friends are instantly infatuated and compete for Nicolas’ indeterminate affections. This frothy comedy is being screened courtesy of the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai and unfolds through narrative, fantasy sequences, and confessional monologues. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | French with English subtitles ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with the Consulate General ... Read More »

CONFERENCE | WATERFLOOR – DANSE ET ESPACES PUBLICS

WATERFLOOR – DANSE ET ESPACES PUBLICS By Ali Salmi Waterfloor is a unique contemporary dance experiment which explores the relationship between the body and public spaces whilst highlighting the water crisis. The conference on this experiment will briefly trace the history of dance in public spaces – from iterations of postmodern dance in USA in the 1990s to the works of contemporary dancers in France today including those by Ali Salmi. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | ... Read More »