Events

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 »

Cinema : De bon matin

De bon matin ,  by Jean-Marc Moutout (91’) Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o’clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks himself in his office. As he waits for the inevitable police assault, this ordinary man looks back over his life and the events that ... Read More »

Dance / Hip Hop: Récital

Recital

Danses Dialogues Festival : Récital Récital is a unheard mixture of hip-hop, violins and a talk box. A strange dialogue for seven dancers and a musician. Performed more than 500 times all over the world, this creation instantly brought worldwide fame to the Compagnie Käfig. On the occasion of Danses Dialogues, the Indo-French Festival of Contemporary Dance, the choregraph Mourad Merzouki will present his second adaptation of Récital with eight young Indian dancers from The Danceworx Repertory Company. Credits: Adaptation ... Read More »

Documentary : Gulabi Gang

Gulabi Gang, by Nishtha Jain (96’) Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. And yet it is hope that we discover as we follow the pink sari-clad women of Gulabi Gang. They travel long distances to wrest justice for women and Dalits, undeterred by sneering policemen and condescending bureaucrats. Sampat Pal, their leader is a rough-and-tough woman with a commanding personality. The gang encounters resistance everywhere – whole ... Read More »

Cinema : 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 »

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 »