Events

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 »

CITY WALKS | ONE STEP AT A TIME – ‘Romantic’ Bandra Walk

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   ‘Romantic’ Bandra Walk With a history dating back to the 16th century, the most intriguing aspect of Bandra  is the easy manner by which multicultural balance is maintained. Visit the bustling lanes of the Bandra village encountering natives with a grand lineage, stop by significant historical ... Read More »

FROM LITERATURE TO FILM @ PRITHVI

Les malheurs de Sophie / Sophie’s Misfortunes by Christophe Honoré (105′) Living in a castle, the little Sophie cannot resist the temptation of the forbidden and what she loves most is to do stupid things with her cousin Paul. When her parents decide to go to America, Sophie is delighted. A year later, she is back in France with her horrible stepmother, Mrs. Fichini. But Sophie is going to count on the help of her two friends, the little girls, ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Casque d’or / Golden Marie

  Casque d’or / Golden Marie by Jacques Becker (96′) Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the Belle Epoque and the Parisian demi-monde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When Marie, the gangster’s moll, falls for reformed criminal Manda, their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy. With poignant, nuanced performances and sensuous black-and-white photography, Casque d’or is Becker at the height of his cinematic powers—a romantic masterpiece.   ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

EXHIBITION | OPENING OF SEA-ME-WE @ CLARK HOUSE

Come watch AF Bombay and Clark House unspool history through the exhibition SEA-ME-WE by Virgile Fraisse  based on telegraphic archives and on the current powers in the world of Indian telecommunications. SEA-ME-WE is a massive underwater fiber optic cable which runs from Marseille (France) all the way to Singapore and connects several cities on the way – including Mumbai. The exhibition takes its name from the same cable and traces the history of Indo-European relations. Free entrance & open to ... Read More »

Exhibition | Hermès – Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet

  Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet Hermès, the Parisian luxury house, and Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, have joined forces to pay homage to the extraordinary talent of the French artist and naturalist, Robert Dallet (1926 – 2006). Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet celebrates the beauty of big cats while raising awareness of their existence, forming part of a project to protect them from extinction. Launched at the Bruce Museum, ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Les contes de la nuit / Tales of the Night

Les contes de la nuit / Tales of the Night by Michel Ocelot (84′) “Tales of the Night” gives life to black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed backgrounds bursting with colour and kaleidoscopic patterns. The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale from Tibet, medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, ... Read More »