Events

Cinema : Camille redouble

Camille redouble, Noémie Lvovsky (115’) Camille was sixteen when she met Eric and fell in love with him. 25 years later, Eric leaves her for a younger woman. It’s New Year’s Eve and Camille, who tried to drown her sorrows in alcohol, is suddenly propelled back to her past. She is 16 again and finds her parents, her friends, her teenage … and Eric. In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

Francophonie – Film screening : Nadia’s Journey – The complex reality of arranged marriages

Nadia’s Journey – The complex reality of arranged marriages The Algerian and Canadian journalist Nadia Zouaoui will present a documentary based on her own life: she was forced by her parents into an arranged marriage with an Algerian living in Montreal when she was 19 years old. After 18 years away, Nadia goes back to Kabylia, Algeria, to see if things have changed in her native land. There, she travels behind the tourist facade and into the complex reality of women ... Read More »

Cinema : Dans la vie

Dans la vie, by Philippe Faucon (75’) Esther, an elderly Jewish woman, needs permanent assistance. But she uses her carers, because of her bad temper : the latest has just resigned and her son Elijah does not know what to do. Selima, the day nurse, suggests hiring her mother, Halima, a practicing Muslim. Against all odds, a real bond develops between the two women… In partnership with Institut Français in India    Read More »

Cinema : Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka (With You, Without You)

In partnership with The Root Reel and Dharamshala International Film Festival Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka (With You, Without You), by Prasanna Vithanage (90’) Based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, acclaimed Sri Lankan director Prasanna Vithanage returns with arguably his best work so far. Akin to The English Patient, it is set in the months after war and deftly explores the emotional fall-out of such trauma on the lives of ordinary people. Selvi is a beautiful but quiet Tamil refugee (powerfully ... Read More »

Cinema : La Belle personne

In partnership with Institut Français Dreams of teens Alliance Française de Bombay begins a new chapter in its Cinema program, by following several cycles along the year. The first cycle, Dreams of teens, talks about the first emotions and feelings of teenagers. After Les Beaux gosses and L’esquive, La Belle personne is the third movie of this cycle. La Belle personne, by Christophe Honoré (90’) Christophe Honoré updates Madame de Lafayette’s novel La Princesse de Clèves, one of the French Literature masterpieces, while placing the story in a ... Read More »

Music : Naila

In partnership with blueFROG, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Institut Français in India and DGAF Naila Naila Joseph, a Trinidadian born singer, did her first recording at the tender age of 3. She has collaborated with French producer Jeoffrey a.k.a. “Whitey” to create a unique album, “High Girl”, a fusion of pop, soul and urban music, with a touch of Caribbean influence we can call “FUTURISTIC SOUL”. Her rich and powerful voice knows how to enhance funky groove and sheer emotions. ... Read More »

Cinema @ Prithvi : La Belle personne

In partnership with Prithvi Theatre and Institut Français From literature to film @ Prithvi La Belle personne, by Christophe Honoré (90’) Christophe Honoré updates Madame de Lafayette’s novel La Princesse de Clèves, one of the French Literature masterpieces, while placing the story in a contemporary setting. Junie, whose mother has just died, enters the same school as her cousin Mathias, at whose home she now lives. Quickly accepted by Mathias’ friends, the young girl captures the heart of Otto, a shy boy whom she likes in return. ... Read More »

Documentary : Etre et avoir

In partnership with Institut Français Etre et avoir, by Nicolas Philibert (99’) Georges Lopez is an educator at a small school in France’s Auvergne region, where he teaches children between the ages of 4 and 12. Throughout the year and beyond the differences, his students learn to live together. Employing a curriculum that embraces both academics and practical skills, Lopez and his school represent a surprising mix of the old and the new, where computer technology and old-fashioned memorization of the ... Read More »

Art thursday : My French Film Festival @ Sakshi Gallery

In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and Unifrance Films My French Film Festival @ Sakshi Gallery MyFrenchFilmFestival – the first online French film fest in the world – will be back up and running in 2014 from January 17 until February 17. For a whole month, cinema lovers from over the world will have free online access to 20 films in 13 languages. And on the occasion of Art Thursday, Sakshi Gallery and Alliance Française de Bombay will also present 3 short ... Read More »

Fête de la photo : Astrophotography

In partnership with Nehru Science Centre, Institut Français and Decathlon Astrophotography exhibition Astrophotography is a specialized type of photography that entails recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky. The first known attempt at astronomical photography was by French artist and physicist, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, inventor of the daguerreotype process which bears his name, who attempted in 1839 to photograph the moon. But it was not until the late 19th century that advances in technology allowed for detailed stellar photography. ... Read More »