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 »

Documentary : Algorithms

In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive Algorithms, by Ian McDonald (96’) Going beyond sight and story, this observational sport doc with a difference moves through the algorithms of the blind chess world challenging the sighted of what it means to see. It allows for the tactile and thoughtful journey that explores foresight, sight and vision to continue long after the moving image ends. Followed by an interaction with the Film maker.   Read More »

My French Film Festival : Mariage à Mendoza

In partnership with Unifrance Films My French Film Festival My French Film Festival – 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 the world over will be able to access online 10 feature films and 10 short films in 13 languages. On this occasion, Alliance Française de Bombay will present a film in competition : Mariage à ... Read More »

Special event : Surviving progress

In partnership with Consulate General of Canada and the Bureau du Québec New Cinema from Québec, Canada Surviving Progress, by Mathieu Roy (90’) On the occasion of the special event New Cinema from Québec, Canada, Mathieu Roy will present his documentary Surviving Progress. The film presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our knowhow— on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded ... Read More »

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival : The Honey Hunter

In partnership with Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Kitab Khana, Ambassade de France en Inde and Institut Français in India. On the occasion of Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, the Indian poet Karthika Nair and the French illustrator Joëlle Jolivet will present their children’s book Le Tigre de Miel (The Honey Hunter), adapted from a section of Akram Khan’s award-winning dance-drama DESH. The Book launch will be followed by a reading session. Read More »

Special event : L’autre maison

In partnership with Consulate General of Canada and the Bureau du Québec New Cinema from Québec, Canada L’autre maison, by Mathieu Roy (90’) On the occasion of the special event New Cinema from Québec, Canada, Mathieu Roy will present his first fiction movie, L’autre maison. At 86, Henri Bernard has begun to suffer from dementia and keeps wandering away from his country house to find another more “comfortable” one. His two sons, Gabriel, a star reporter who travels around the ... Read More »

Fête de la photo : Mobile Photo Booth

In partnership with Kala Ghoda Festival, Institut Français and Decathlon Mobile Photo Booth All around Kala Ghoda, the famous photograph Anay Mann will park a vehicle converted in a mobile photo booth and take pictures of people in Mumbai city, before changing the photos’ background into a view of Paris.   Read More »


Alliance Française de Bombay presents a great treasure hunt all over the city, based on photography and the use of social networks (Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest).It is free and open to all.  No registration and no membership to AF is required. To participate, create a team of 2 to 4 persons. At least one of you need  to have an Instagram or Pinterest account. You can play alone but it’s less fun. There will be 10 challenges to complete (and a lot of prizes at ... Read More »

Debate : French and Indian Cinema

In partnership with Jeff Goldberg Studio, The Art Loft and Institut Français in Paris Cléo de 5 à 7, de Agnès Varda Dhobi Ghat, by Kiran Rao The director and writer Jeffrey Goldberg will be the facilitator of this workshop. The screening series will draw parallels between the new wave cinema in France in the 60’s and what is happening in Indian cinema currently. It will look at how the filmmakers of the French New Wave in the 1960’s emerged ... Read More »

Documentary : Ekti Nadir Naam (The Name of a River)

In partnership with the Root Reel Ekti Nadir Naam (The Name of a River), by Anup Singh (85’) An evocation of Ritwik Ghatak’s cinema- a nostalgic longing for a cinematic past as well as cinema’s attempt to return to a lost homeland. In The Name of a River, Anup Singh uses a love story between a man and a woman crossing the river between Bangladesh and India – playing the roles of refugees, divine beings and literary and cinematic characters ... Read More »