Events

MY FRANCOPHONIE – Les frères Lumière

MY FRANCOPHONIE Les frères Lumière Join us for our first ever session of My francophonie – a series of workshops that will give you a taste of different aspects of francophone cultures! For the first session, we will focus on the Lumière brothers – Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean – who were among the first filmmakers in history. They patented an improved cinematograph which, in contrast to Thomas Edison’s “peepshow” kinetoscope, allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties. Free and open to everyone | ... Read More »

FRENCH GAMES EVENING

FRENCH GAMES EVENING Join us for our second French games evening: discover French card games, board games and video games suitable for all levels and have fun with your friends. Let the games begin! Free event | No registration required | Click here for the Facebook Event Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Barbara

Barbara by Mathieu Amalric (97′) Brigitte is preparing to portray the role of the famous French singer Barbara in an upcoming film. The actress carefully studies the gestures, mannerisms and even the facial expressions of the singer. However, the line between the real and the reel world soon starts blurring as she gets more and more into character. The Director of the film is equally inspired and possessed — but is it with Barbara or with her new incarnation? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ ... Read More »

CONCERT – OXYD

Oxyd OXYD is a five-member based in Paris. They are influenced by modern jazz musicians and bands like Kneebody, Radiohead, and Sonic Youth. OXYD play their own compositions inspired by European and American jazz music but with influences of rock, pop, free jazz and contemporary music. Created by Gatecrash in partnership with The Quarter and Institut Français | For more information, please refer to the Facebook event created by The Quarter. Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Orpheline

Orpheline by Arnaud Des Pallières (116′) Four moments from the life of four female characters – a little girl from the countryside caught in a tragic game of hide-and-seek, a teenager passing from one man to the next, a girl who moves to Paris to escape her troubled past and a wife who thought that she had escaped the clutches of her former life. Disaster looms on the horizon as the four stories converge – not all is at it seems! For members of ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Ingres, Manet & Renoir

  Le bain turc by Ingres (1859-63) Olympia by Manet (1865) Le bal du moulin de la Galette by Renoir (1876) Le Bain Turc is an oil painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres painted in a highly erotic style that evokes both the Near East and earlier western styles associated with mythological subject matter. Olympia is a painting by Édouard Manet which caused shock and astonishment when the painting was first exhibited because a number of details in the picture identified her as a prostitute. Bal ... Read More »

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 »