Events

VIKALP @ AF : Vapsi | The clap trap

Vapsi by Srinivas Sunderrajan (5′) An introspective journey of a struggling film actor in the city of Mumbai. The Clap Trap by Jill Misquitta (52′) Bollywood is the centre of the world’s largest movie industry. All those films require actors, especially extras. THE CLAP TRAP is about those people who fill the set on payment of a meagre daily wage. They are the guests at weddings and other group scenes. They like to keep up appearances for themselves by believing ... Read More »

ART THURSDAY : Yves Klein

Yves Klein, la révolution bleue by François Levy-Kuentz (52′) This film about Yves Klein, a leading light of contemporary art, is a documented fiction film made up of library footage, artwork and re-enactments. It follows the artist’s life in chronological order, showing the progress of his career and unraveling the mysterious correlations running through his work.   In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and Institut Français Paris Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA : Le fils de l’autre

Le fils de l’autre, by Lorraine Lévy (110’) As he prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. This revelation turns the lives of these two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, their values and their beliefs. In partnership with Institut Français     Read More »

THE ROOT REEL @ AF : Roots

Roots,  by Kaoru Ikeya (118’) Naoshi has a dream to rebuild his home after the entire community was affected by the once-in-a-millennium tsunami. It destroyed his house and killed his son who was a member of volunteer fire corps. Refusing temporary housing, he continues to live in a barn on his land. He is a lumberman. He goes to the woods nearby with his power-saw and cuts the salt affected trees to prepare lumber for his new house. He rents ... Read More »

Documentary : Commemoration of World War I

Apocalypse – la première guerre mondiale (first and two episodes) A series of 5 documentaries by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle (104′) relating the story of the World War I. Each episode highlights, chronologically, the important moments of the war. We will screen the first two episodes: 1/ Fury : June-August 1914 – 2/ Dread : August 1914- May 1915 In partnership with Institut français Read More »

Exhibition : Albert Camus (1913-2013)

Albert Camus

On the occasion of Albert Camus’ birth centenary (1913-2013), the Institut Français and Gallimard edition have co-produced an interactive exhibition depicting the writer’s life. This exhibition gives access to exclusive documents, pictures and videos related to Albert Camus’ life and his literare and philosophic works. The visitors are invited to bring their smartphone or tablet along to scan the QR code for a guided visit about one of the most famous French writers of the last century. On the afternoon ... Read More »

Monsoon Project : Albert Camus on graphic novels

Join us to explore the universe of comics which is considered as the 8th Art in France. This workshop-conference will focus on old and current innovative authors and their impact of comics on cinema and films. After an introduction to the history in Europe (France, Belgium) and US and the techniques of page design, panel composition and illustration, the workshop makes you discover some important graphic novels. We will focus on Albert Camus, his biography and the comics (BD) adaptations ... Read More »

Cinema : Commemoration of World War I

La France by Serge Bozon (102′) Winner of the Prix Jean Vigo for the best French debut film, Serge Bozon’s “La France is a WWI movie like none other – NY Times…” An intoxicating blend of wartime romance and brightly colored musical, depicting French farm girl Camille awaiting news of her husband who is fighting at the front. After she receives an enigmatic letter ending their relationship, she dresses up as a boy and sets off to try and find ... Read More »

FROM LITERATURE TO FILM @ PRITHVI : Amitiés sincères

From literature to film @ Prithvi Amitiés sincères,  by François Prévot (104’) Walter is obsessed with the truth; he has a pathological aversion to lying. He will not permit an untruth to pass his lips, and applies this rigorous moral standard to all those around him. Unfortunately for Walter, his daughter Clémence and two best friends, novelist Paul and bookstore owner Jacques are not being as truthful as they could be. As Walter prepares his latest restaurant for its opening ... Read More »

Cinema : Commemoration of World War I

Jules et Jim by François Truffaut (102′) This landmark film tells the story of two friends, Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) in the whirlwind era of La Belle Époque. The two men enjoy a Bohemian life, but when they are both captivated by the capricious Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), a complicated struggle between love and friendship begins. Jules and Jim  embraced the daring new cinematic style the French ‘New Wave’, with Moreau’s performance hailed as one of her best. ... Read More »