Events

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 »

FRANCOPHONIE | POETRY READING OF QUEBEC POEMS

POETRY READING OF QUEBEC POEMS Les gens de mon pays by Gilles Vigneault Cantouque français dit du temps nouveau by Gérald Godin Neige by Anne Hébert As part of the Mois de la Francophonie, the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai organizes a reading of Quebec poems by two actors – one from Quebec and the other from India. The reading of the poems will be preceded by a brief history of contemporary Quebec theater. Among the poems to be read are “Les gens de mon pays” by ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | QUEBEC PLAY SCREENING & DISCUSSION – La marche de Rama

La marche de Rama by Alexis Martin’s and Daniel Brière (90′) A screening of the audiovisual recording of Alexis Martin’s et Daniel Brière’s play La marche de Rama which is an adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Alexis Martin (Artistic Director of the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental, Montreal), Valavane Koumarane (Director of the Indianostrum Theatre, Pondicherry), Vasumathi Badrinathan (Professor at the Department of French, University of Mumbai), and Mohit Chandna (Professor at the Department of French, EFLU-Hyderabad). ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | PLAY READING – Les oiseaux

Les Oiseaux by Aristophanes In this play, Aristophanes presents two citizens who are tired of the corruption in Athens and hence decide to leave the city and settle in the kingdom of birds. This ‘promised land’ lies between the land of men and Mount Olympus. Birds of all kinds on this land without worrying about their future and without any form of political organization. The two men wish to endow these birds with a political and economic force but will they succeed? Will they be ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE | QUEBEC CINEMA – Le goût d’un pays

Le goût d’un pays by Francis Legault (102′) Le goût d’un pays is a meeting between Gilles Vigneault and Fred Pellerin during maple syrup season. It is a choral documentary that tells about Québec through one of its most emblematic rituals. It is a hymn to maple syrup and to the people who produce it. In the clear and inspiring light of spring, a drop of sap pearls on the point of the blowpipe. The two poets pick it up and spin the metaphors. The maple ... Read More »