Events

Cinema : Entre nos mains

Entre nos mains, by Mariana Otero (90’) When confronted with their lingerie factory (Starissima) going bankrupt, the employees attempt to take it over by forming a cooperative. Soon questions about fundamental economic and social issues pop up amidst the bras and panties. Through this adventure together they discover a new freedom. In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

Cinema : La Pirogue

La pirogue, by Moussa Touré (87’) A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

Documentary : Menstrual Man

Menstrual Man by Amit Virmani (63’) There are men who squirm at the mention of a woman’s period. And then there’s Muruganantham, a school dropout who realised that the majority of women in India couldn’t afford sanitary pads and decided to do something about it. With limited resources at his disposal, he adopted extreme methods to conduct his research. It wasn’t long before his community shunned him. Even his wife decided that he was a pervert and left him. But ... Read More »

Cinema : Le jour des corneilles

Le Jour des Corneilles,  by Jean-Christophe Dessaint (96’) The young Courge lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant over his domain and prevents his son from exploring beyond its boundaries. Isolated from civilization, the boy grows up wild, with for only companions the placid ghosts who haunt the forest. That is, until the day he ventures into the nearest village, and meets young Manon. . In partnership with Prithvi Theatre ... Read More »

Special event : Kashish festival

DARE TO DREAM KASHISH Mumbai Intentional Queer Film Festival started its journey in 2010 as the first ever LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and to receive clearance from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. Over the past 4 very successful editions of the festival, it has emerged to be South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, an important event in Mumbai’s cultural calendar and also recently voted as one of World’d Top ... Read More »

Cinema : Le jour des corneilles

Le Jour des Corneilles,  by Jean-Christophe Dessaint (96’) The young Courge lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant over his domain and prevents his son from exploring beyond its boundaries. Isolated from civilization, the boy grows up wild, with for only companions the placid ghosts who haunt the forest. That is, until the day he ventures into the nearest village, and meets young Manon. In partnership with Prithvi Theatre and ... Read More »

Cinema : Tribute to Resnais

As part of the tribute to Resnais, the Alliance Française will screening some of his movies Introduction by Rafique Baghdadi (film critic and feature writer in India) Guernica ,  by Alain Resnais (13’) Resnais comments on Picasso’s painting “Guernica”. Nuit et brouillard, by Alain Resnais (32’) The history of Nazi Germany’s death camps, of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. In partnership with Institut Français in India Read More »

Vikalp – 3 short movies

Moi Marjani, by Anubhuti Kashyap (18’)                                        Love comes calling in Patiala. Mona is single mom in small-town India, who decides to take a risk with online-love. And though distance makes the heart fonder, what happens when a fling on the internet turns up at your doorstep? And especially if the timing doesn’t seem exactly fortunate?! Hakim Tartoosi’s Potency oil, by Sarnath Banerjee (21’)           An uninhibited caricature of middle-class sexual anxieties, ... Read More »

Tribute to Resnais : Stavisky

Tribute to Alain Resnais – Resnais in Mumbai Considered as a figurehead of French Cinema, Alain Resnais was a French film director whose career extended over more than six decades. He began making feature films in the late 1950s and consolidated his early reputation with Hiroshima mon amour (1959).  The movie is perceived as a pivotal work in French Cinema due to its boldness, its modernity and the storyline. In later films, Resnais moved away from overtly political topics of ... Read More »

Art thursday : Cinema

On the occasion of Art Thursday, Alliance Française de Bombay and Sakshi Gallery will present a tribute to Alain Resnais. Les statues meurent aussi, by Alain Resnais (30’) The film exhibits a series of sculptures, masks and other traditional art from Sub-Saharan Africa, and focuses on the perception of African sculptures from a historical and contemporary European perspective. Toute la mémoire du monde  by Alain Resnais  (21’) This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Resnais introduces the library as ... Read More »