Events

FROM LITERATURE TO FILM @ PRITHVI – Les souvenirs / Memories

LES SOUVENIRS / MEMORIES by Jean-Paul Rouve (92′) Romain searches for his grandmother who has suddenly disappeared from her retirement home. David Foenkinos’s novel is a delicate family portrait where Annie Cordy, embodies a grandmother who sees life ebbing away and clings to it all the more. **TRAILER** In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »

SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE | SWITZERLAND CINEMA – THE FORTRESS

THE FORTRESS by Fernand Melgar (100′) Men, women and children from Romania, Togo, Georgia, Kosovo and Colombia arrive each week on Switzerland’s doorstep. They are running from war, dictatorship, persecution, climate change and economic problems. After life threatening struggles to reach Switzerland they are guided to one of the five processing centres of which Vallorbe is one. In this austere environment they are held in conditions that closely resemble detention while they wait idly for the Swiss authorities to decide ... Read More »

SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE | LUXEMBOURG CINEMA – Dead Man Talking

DEAD MAN TALKING by Patrick Ridremont (101′) Forty-year-old William Lamers, an anonymous criminal sentenced to death  for murder, is soon to be executed. The procedure is about to take place in an atmosphere of general indifference and neither the condemned man’s family nor the relatives of his victims have bothered to come to witness the execution. Only a journalist from local rag has turned up to watch the “show.” However, what was supposed to be a mere formality rapidly becomes a ... Read More »

SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE | BELGIUM CINEMA – PAS SON GENRE / NOT MY TYPE

PAS SON GENRE / NOT MY TYPE by Lucas Belvaux (101′) Clement, a young philosophy teacher, is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair stylist, and the two freely share their hearts and bodies as they try to overcome the cultural and social divide between them. **TRAILER** In partnership with Consulate General of Belgium     Read More »

SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE | CANADA CINEMA – ANIMATION FILMS

MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI by Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski, (18′) This stop-motion animated film takes viewers on an exhilarating existential journey into the fully imagined, tactile world of Madame Tutli-Putli. As she travels alone on the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past, she faces both the kindness and menace of strangers. Finding herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure, adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons. CHEZ ... Read More »

MUSIC WORKSHOP – with ARTIES

Immerse yourself in western classical music of Arties festival! Discover what is going on behind the scenes and get an unique opportunity to interact with the musicians. Registration at communication.mumbai@afindia.org In partnership with NCPA & ARTIES Festival Read More »

CONCERTS – ARTIES FESTIVAL INDIA

Each performance confirms that classical music is universal and loved by everybody. Arties concerts are eagerly awaited for their expertise in terms of music. The musicians have three things in common: They can all compare with the finest in Europe, they are all ready to play for a good cause and they have an uncompromising love for India. So come and experience the magic of Arties!  **PROGRAM** In partnership with NCPA & ARTIES Festival Read More »

SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE | QUEBEC CINEMA – Gabrielle

 GABRIELLE by Louise Archambault (102′)   Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are “different,” their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepare for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she ... Read More »

SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE | FRANCE CINEMA – La French / The Connection

LA FRENCH / THE CONNECTION by Cédric Jimenez (135′) Marseille. 1975. A French police magistrate, Pierre Michel, spends years trying to take down one of the country’s most powerful drug rings, French Connection. Listening to no warnings, he leaves for a lone crusade against Gaëtan Zampa, the untouchable godfather. **TRAILER** In partnership with Consulat Général de France à Bombay Read More »

SEMAINE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE – CINEMA & CONCERTS

Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Francophonie Day on 20 March. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of Francophone countries to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values. The French language and its values ... Read More »