Events

FRENCH CINEMA – L’armée des ombres / The army of shadows

IMPORTANT From October 1st, the Monday movie screenings at the Alliance Française Auditorium will be open to members only. To avail a membership, please click here. L’armée des ombres / The army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville (190′) Gerbier, a civil engineer, gets trapped in a Nazi camp but manages to escape with the help of a friend. When he heads back to Marseille, he looks for the traitor who betrayed him. ♦Trailer♦   In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – ON THE TRAIL OF IRANI CAFES

ON THE TRAIL OF IRANI CAFES with Rafique Baghdadi Rafique Baghdadi, writer and raconteur, takes you on a tour of the best streetcorner Irani cafes that are still standing. Don’t miss this tour as the new edges out the old! Meeting Point: Outside Metro Cinema Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – SPECIAL SCREENING OF RIDING ON A SUNBEAM

RIDING ON A SUNBEAM – JOURNEYS THROUGH SPACE, TIME, LIFE, AND LOVE by Brahmanand S Singh ” Riding on a Sunbeam : Journeys through Space, Time, Life and Love” is a unique travel film directed by national award winning director Brahmanand Singh and follows Mauktik Kulkarni (an Engineer turned Neuroscience student turned Zen traveler) and Sammy Jo (a Berkeley undergrad taking a gap semester) on an unconventional voyage. Together, they explore the contradictions of Indian society. Presentation by the director of the ... Read More »

FRENCH ANIMATION @ PRITHVI – Kirikou et la Sorcière / Kirikou and the Sorceress

Kirikou et la Sorcière / Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot (78′) In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village, except one. Little Kirikou decides that he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village. Above 18 years only ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre ... Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – ART GALLERY WALK

ART GALLERY WALK in collaboration with RaahGeer Walk inside various Art Galleries in Mumbai and understand how to perceive art. Take a step towards settling down your inhibitions and intimidation of art works! Meeting Point: Entrance gate of Jehangir Art Gallery Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – WALK INTO BAZAAR DISTRICTS

WALK INTO BAZAAR DISTRICTS in collaboration with RaahGeer Join us on this walk to know more about the history, culture and evolution of these bazaars which are a photographer’s delight. We take you to the pleasantly chaotic lanes of these vibrant bazaars! Meeting Point: Entrance Gate of Sir J. J. College of Architecture Free participation | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – LA LOI DE LA JUNGLE / THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE

IMPORTANT Starting in October, the Monday screenings / French Cinema at Alliance Française Auditorium will be strictly restricted to members only. For membership queries, please contact Sheryn at sheryn@afindia.org The Direction LA LOI DE LA JUNGLE / THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE by Antonin Peretjatko (109′) Marc Châtaigne, a trainee of the Ministry of the Standard, is entrusted with a delicate mission by the minister’s cabinet director : to go to Guyana to monitor the upgradation of Guyaneige, the first indoor ... Read More »

HERITAGE DAYS – DR BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM VISIT

DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM VISIT in collaboration with Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Photo Courtesy – Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Established in 1855, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad is Mumbai’s oldest museum. The restoration and revitalization project of the museum won the 2005 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Conservation Award of Excellence. Join us for a guided tour that will unveil the secrets of this iconic museum! Meeting Point: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Fees applicable | Registration required at communication.mumbai@afindia.org Read More »

POSTPONED – ANTISOCIAL EVENINGS WITH AFB – Rapt

The film is postponed to the 12th of September Rapt by Lucas Belvaux (125′) This film is a Chabrolian crime thriller based on the actual 1978 kidnapping of a French-Belgian executive whose harrowing 9-week experience at the hands of a criminal band is, ultimately, less life-threatening to him than the details of his scandalous life which the tabloids uncover during the course of his abduction. Free entry – Club rules apply Venue: AntiSocial (inside Social, Khar) ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with AntiSocial & ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Les Interdits / The Forbidden

LES INTERDITS / THE FORBIDDEN by Anne Weil & Philippe Kotlarski (100′) 1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on a tour of Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are friends who pretend to be engaged. During the day, they visit monuments and museums as tourists. In the evening, they part ways as they clandestinely meet up with refuseniks, Jews harassed by the Soviet regime for trying to leave the country. They discover an unknown world, brutal and absurd. If Carole is driven ... Read More »