Events

Documentary : La maison de la radio

In partnership with Institut Français La maison de la radio, by Nicolas Philibert (99’) Twenty-four hours in the life of Radio France, from one dawn to another. Along its corridors, inside its recording studios, with its producers, presenters, journalists and various guests. Presented as a commentary-free look behind the scenes at one of Europe’s great cultural institutions, the film was edited by Philibert himself, who puts all collaborators of the different channels, departments and programs on equal footing by simply ... Read More »

Art Thursday : Les Fables à La Fontaine

In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and Institut Français Dance @ Sakshi Gallery On the occasion of Art Thursday, Sakshi Gallery and Alliance Française de Bombay begin a new cycle of short films about Dance and Choregraphy, with Les Fables à La Fontaine, by Marie-Hélène Rebois. Four 13 minutes short films, four fables by La Fontaine, revisited by dance. La Cigale et la Fourmi (13’) Le Rat des champs (13’) Le Chêne (13’) Le Héron (13’) And from 6.30 pm, Sakshi Gallery will also be hosting the opening ... Read More »

Cinema : Les beaux gosses

  In partnership with Institut Français Les Beaux gosses, by Riad Sattouf (90’) Hervé and his best mate Camel are hormone-enraged 14 years old teenagers. They are forever fantasising over the girls in their class but can barely work up the guts to talk to them. So when Hervé inexplicably catches the eye of his gorgeous and popular classmate Aurore, he’s suddenly pushed straight into the strange world of hand-holding, tongue-kissing and heavy petting… All movies are subtitled in English ... Read More »

Cinéma : La Folie Almayer

In partnership with  Institut Français La Folie Almayer, by Chantal Akerman (127’) Based on Joseph Conrad’s first novel, a benighted Dutch trader at a failed Malaysian outpost, is deserted by his beloved half-caste daughter Nina and determines to forget her before he dies.   Read More »

MUSIC : FLAGAS’K

Flagas'k

This year at Mood Indigo 2013, Alliance Française de Bombay presents FLAGAS’K. Having performed nearly 150 concerts throughout the west, FLAGAS’K’s musical evolution has won the band laurels at all the stages. They have also performed as street artists, won competitions, played at concerts and festivals that led the band to acquire the versatile, festive and rich blend of sounds. Coming from different musical backgrounds, musicians of FLAGAS’K share their passion for the stage and the desire to reach out to their ... Read More »

Documentary : Baandhon

In partnership with The Root Reel Baandhon, by Jahnu Barua (110’) ‘We are common people. The world is too big for us. We have no choice but to trust in it.’ The multiple-National-Award-winning director Jahnu Barua’s Baandhon is an unhurried and minimalist film about an elderly couple leading a sheltered existence in a town in Assam. It’s a bare-bones story that is literally just this: a perennially-bickering old man and his wife are unexpectedly visited by the harsh realities of ... Read More »

Cinéma @ Prithvi : La Folie Almayer

In partnership with Prithvi Theatre and Institut Français From literature to film @ Prithvi La Folie Almayer, by Chantal Akerman (127’) Based on Joseph Conrad’s first novel, a benighted Dutch trader at a failed Malaysian outpost, is deserted by his beloved half-caste daughter Nina and determines to forget her before he dies.   Read More »

Documentary : Quarter 4/11

In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive Quarter 4/11, by Ranu Ghosh (69’) Shambhu Prasad Singh is a typical Indian “Common Man” Nobody would ever imagine him to be a “fighter”. His labour quarters looks like an anachronism in the midst of 35 story high towers that are coming up all around it. It is Calcutta’s prestigious South City Project – Eastern India’s largest mixed use real estate development in South Calcutta. Shambhu has thrown a challenge to the very forces ... Read More »

Cinéma : Un monde sans femmes

In partnership with Institut Français Un Monde Sans Femme, by Guillaume Brac (56’) A little sea resort on the Picardie coast, the last week of august. When handing over the keys to a rented apartment, Sylvain makes the acquaintance of two beautiful women. This is a fabulous occasion for him to escape his routine, single life in which women are a rarity, even if only for a few days. Quickly Sylvain’s new friends can’t do without him. Unfortunately, things get complicated when ... Read More »

Art Thursday : Les Contes de la Nuit (Part 2)

In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and Institut Français en Inde Les Contes de la nuit (Part 2), by Michel Ocelot Le garçon qui ne savait pas mentir Le garçon tam-tam La fille-biche et le fils de l’architecte Every night, a young girl, a boy and an old technician meet in a small theatre, which seems abandoned but is actually full of wonders. The three friends create, learn, draw, dress themselves up to play characters. And they play all along the ... Read More »