FRENCH CINEMA – Jusqu’à la garde

Jusqu’à la garde by Xavier Legrand (93′) Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad whose children have been turned against him by their vindictive mother. Unsure who is telling the truth, the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from ... Read More »


In partnership with Pôle Régional des Musiques Actuelles de La Réunion, Institut Français en Inde (IFI Delhi), and G5A; we bring you two unique musical acts from Réunion Island: Christine Salem’s music is a powerful tribute to her roots in Madagascar and Comoros. Mixing guitar and piano with bluesy lines, she explores songs, texts, melodies, and harmony to relinquish duty, routine, and obligation. Using Rock poetry, dub pulsations and ternary rhythms, Grèn Sémé invents a brand new sound where créole and maloya from Réunion Island meet ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Grünewald, Raphaël, & Véronèse

Retable d’Issenheim by Grünewald (1512-1513) Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione by Raphaël (around 1514/1515) Le repas chez Levi by Véronèse (1573) Retable d’Issenheim is Grünewald’s largest work, and is regarded as his masterpiece. Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione is an oil painting attributed which is considered as one of the great portraits of the Renaissance. Le repas chez Levi is one of the largest canvases of the 16th century and was painted by Veronese for the rear wall of the refectory of the Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Free and open ... Read More »


Lola Pater by Nadir Moknèche (95′) After his mother’s death, Zino decides to find his father Farid – a man he hasn’t seen in twenty-five years. The couple never divorced and, if nothing else, the father needs to know that he benefits from the estate. Unbeknownst to Zino, Farid transitioned to a transgender woman 25 years ago. How will the reunion turn out? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer in French ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »


Philosophy is coming back to the Alliance Française Auditorium! Come and share your views on some philosophical topics. No need to be an expert in Philosophy, everyone is welcome to discuss and exchange their thoughts in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A brain massage like no other! Free entry – No registration necessary | Event in French & English Read More »


Aya de Yopougon by Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie (84′) Towards the end of 70s, in the Ivory Coast at Yopougon, lives the 19 years old Aya, a serious girl who prefers staying at home and studying rather than going out with her friends. Aya spends her days between school, family and her two best friends : Adjoua and Bintou who only think about having fun in the dark nights of the scrublands. ♦Trailer in French♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français Read More »


Ram Kumar, Nostalgic Longing by Laurent Brégeat (48′) This film explores the world of the reclusive and introspective abstractionist Ram Kumar, exploring his life, his philosophy, his views and how they play out in his work.. This portrait is one of four films produced by Lalit Kala Akademi and directed by Laurent Brégeat and will be screened courtesy of Piramal Museum of Art. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed In partnership with Piramal Museum of Art and Raza Foundation Read More »


TASTE WEEK | COOKING WORKSHOP Like previous years, we will be celebrating Taste Week by organising a workshop in partnership with Sofitel Mumbai BKC. For this year’s edition, we will learn how to cook two vegetarian dishes: Spaghetti Pad Khi Mao – Thai Style Spaghetti spiced with Asian vegetables, tofu, and sauces Deconstructed Black Forest – A German dessert layered with chocolate and cherries finished with whipped cream Paid workshop (R900/- for Members of AF Bombay and R1,100/- for Non-Members) | Limited seats | Registration on a ... Read More »

MY FRANCOPHONIE – Voices of Feminism

MY FRANCOPHONIE Voices of Feminism Join us for the third session of My francophonie – a series of workshops that will give you a taste of different aspects of francophone cultures! For this session, we will focus on different initiatives in France for improving women’s condition in society. We will compare the different actors and changemakers in France and attempt to find parallels in India. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed Read More »


It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the second reading, we will focus on Bernard Marie Koltès’s play Roberto Zucco which is loosely based on the life of the psychopathic killer Roberto Succo. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Event in English In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy ... Read More »