Events

CONCERT – Bibi Tanga with Thakita

Bibi Tanga with Thakita Bibi Tanga (a singer/performer from Paris) collaborates with John Anthony (a veteran guitarist/producer and founder of the band kARNATRiix), Sunil Kumar (a percussionist/singer), and Rahul (a bassist/flutist/DJ) to form the band thakita. Their soundscape is a unique blend of Central African Sangho and Indian Malayalam folk. Limited free passes for members of AF Bombay – please contact sheryn@afindia.org on this front. For the general public, tickets can be purchased via BookMyShow. Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Les souvenirs

Les souvenirs by Jean-Paul Rouve (92′) Romain, 23, is the watchman of a small Paris hotel. He does not know it yet but he is about to become a novelist! Madeleine is six decades older than him and is his grandmother. Surprisingly enough, the age gap does not mean a thing for them and they share a special bond. One day, Madeleine escapes from the nursing home where she has been placed against her will by her sons (one of whom, Michel, is Romain’s father). Romain ... Read More »

CONFERENCE | COLONIAL RULE AND THE REFRAMING OF SOCIETY AND RELIGION IN THE BOMBAY PRESIDENCY : THE CASE OF THE SINDHIS

COLONIAL RULE AND THE REFRAMING OF SOCIETY AND RELIGION IN THE BOMBAY PRESIDENCY : THE CASE OF THE SINDHIS By Michel Boivin In India, the impact of colonization on the framing of knowledge, including religious beliefs, has not been fully investigated yet. Traditional religious beliefs were submitted to new interpretations. This presentation by Michel Boivin will focus on the case study of the Sindhis. Michel Boivin is the Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Director Elect of the Centre for Indian and South ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | FRENCH CINEMA – Rock’n Roll

Rock’n Roll by Guillaume Canet (123′) The 43 year old Guillaume Canet is satisfied with his life. One day a pretty 20 year old actress turns his life upside down by telling him that he is not very “Rock”, has never been, and does not rank particularly high on the desirability quotient. Guillaume realises that it might be time to change everything! French with English subtitles | Free and open to everyone | No registration needed ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH ANIMATION @ PRITHVI – L’île de Black Mór

L’île de Black Mór by Jean-François Laguionie (81′) Kid, a 15-year-old hard laborer, steals a map that promises to reveal the location of the notorious pirate Black Mor’s treasure. Together with his crew – MacGregor, Beanpole, Taka and Jim the monkey – Kid procures a vessel and sets out to sea. Will he be able to fulfil his dreams? ♦Trailer in French♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Tamara

Tamara by Alexandre Castagnetti (100′) Tamara is overweight and unpopular at school. She and her friend bet that they will make a move on the first and second boy to enter the classroom. But how can the pudgy Tamara net the sexy Diego? When a spiteful girl in the class rivals her for the affections of the boy, Tamara joins forces with the daughter of her mother’s boyfriend and goes all-out to get the boy of her dreams! For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | CANADIAN HIP HOP PERFORMANCE

CANADIAN HIP HOP PERFORMANCE By Webster Ali Ndiaye (Webster) was born and raised in Quebec. His father is Senegalese and mother is from Quebec. Webster is proud of his dual origin and identity. He is a pioneer of hip-hop culture in Quebec and has travelled around the world promoting the art. Webster also conducts workshops with students promoting the art, appreciation of its literary and educational aspects as well as the French language. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed In partnership with the ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | SWISS CINEMA – Schellen-Ursli

Schellen-Ursli by Xavier Koller (104′) In Swiss Alps, Ursli, a young mountain boy must brave deep winter snow to obtain an important family keepsake. Before he can even start this difficult journey he must first help his family survive financial ruin, rescue his beloved pet goat, and with his best friend, outwit a bratty bully who seems out to get him at every turn. Will he make it back to the village in time to celebrate the end-of-winter holiday of Chalandamarz? The adventure is on! French ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | BELGIAN CINEMA – Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis

Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis by Stéphane Malandrin, Guillaume Malandrin (96′) Jipé is the leadsinger of a succesful rockband. During a performance, he continues to sing despite the mic crashing and loses his voice. Therefore, he cannot scream for help when he falls into a ditch and eventually dies. His rock buddies decide to pay him a last tribute by scattering Jipé’s ashes during a tour to California. French with English subtitles | Free and open to everyone | No registration needed  ♦Trailer ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | TOGO PLAY READING – A petites pierres

A petites pierres by Gustave Akakpo She was destined for another. But how can she resist the man whose very words seduce her? This love is a crime in the eyes of her people and against their morals. The only way to atone for her sins is stoning her to death! Under the able hand of Gustave Akakpo, this dark, tragic play in French takes the form of a Molière prank. Reading in French by Frédéric Simon | Free and open to everyone |No registration ... Read More »