Events

Conversation: Parallels between French and Indian directors

Parallels between French and Indian film directors by Jeffrey Goldberg Auteur theory is the idea that one individual is responsible for the entire creative vision and style of a film. This theory came to the forefront of film theory in the late 1950’s when Francois Truffaut and his colleagues at the Cahiers du Cinema, starting writing about authorial intent in filmmaking. They attributed this leading role to the director of the film. Jeffrey Goldberg will analyze and compare the work ... Read More »

Cinema : Queen of Montreuil

Queen of Montreuil, by Solveig Anspach (87’) It’s the beginning of summer and Agathe is back home to Montreuil. She has to get back to her work as a director but also to mourn her husband who died suddenly. It would be easier if she knew what to do with his ashes! The unexpected arrival at her home of an Icelandic couple, a sea lion and her always desired but never completely conquered neighbour will give her the authority to ... Read More »

Tribute to B.J. Karani

This event is exclusively for Alliance Française members. East West Cultural Association (EWCA) is an association in existence in Mumbai since the last 34 years, for the promotion of cultural exchange between India and France through stay in Indian and French families. B J Karani (fondly known as Babubhai) founded EWCA in the year 1980. Besides, he was the chief central coordinator between the 7 different centres of the cultural exchange program all over India and the French counterpart, Perspective Asiennes. He ... Read More »

Cinema @ Prithvi : Hiroshima mon amour

From literature to film @ Prithvi Hiroshima mon amour, by Alain Resnais (92’) Written by the famous playwright Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima mon amour is the story of a French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima and her affair with a married Japanese architect. The movie is the documentation of their intensely personal conversation about memory and forgetfulness. It was a major catalyst for the Nouvelle Vague (French New Wave), making highly innovative use of miniature flashbacks to create a uniquely nonlinear storyline. In partnership ... Read More »

Cinema : 17 filles

17 filles, by Delphine and Muriel Coulin (86’) When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos… In partnership with Institut Français   Read More »

Documentary: Chronicles of a temple painter – Tamaash (The Puppet)

Chronicles of a temple painter, by Shravan Katikaneni (52’) A Hindu temple painter and his wife have rescued a four years old Muslim girl and taken care of her as their own daughter. But Muslim groups have been pressurizing that the child be handed over to a Muslim orphanage so she can be raised as a practicing Muslim, while the local Hindu groups are strongly opposing the idea of a Hindu family raising a Muslim girl… Tamaash (The Puppet), by ... Read More »

Art Thursday: Dance @ Sakshi Gallery

Dance @ Sakshi Gallery On the occasion of Art Thursday and Danses Dialogues, the Indo-French Festival of Contemporary Dance, Alliance Française de Bombay and Sakshi Gallery present two short movies on dance, directed by the choregrapher Pierre Coulibeuf: Pavillon noir, by Pierre Coulibeuf (24’) Magnetic cinema, by Pierre Coulibeuf (33’) In partnership with Sakshi Gallery, Institut Français and Danse Dialogues   Read More »

Cinema : Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro

Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro, by Robert Guédiguian (107’) A union pensioner and his wife are robbed with two friends of them in their own house. They will find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences…  In partnership with Institut Français  All movies are subtitled in English Read More »

Contest: Les Timbrés de l’Orthographe

Les Timbrés de l’Orthographe Created and developed by the Editions de l’Opportun with the support of La Poste, “Les Timbrés de l’Orthographe” is a spelling contest open to all lovers of French. On this occasion, thousands of participants will be confronted with the French language, its pitfalls and difficulties. In partnership with Les Timbrés de l’Orthographe and La Poste Read More »

Conversation : Parallels between French and Indian Cinema

Parallels between French and India directors By Jeffrey Golberg Auteur theory is the idea that one individual is responsible for the entire creative vision and style of a film. This theory came to the forefront of film theory in the late 1950’s when François Truffaut and his colleagues at the Cahiers du Cinéma, starting writing about authorial intent in filmmaking. They attributed this leading role to the director of the film.  Jeffrey Goldberg will analyze and compare the work of ... Read More »