Events

Music : Naila

In partnership with blueFROG, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Institut Français in India and DGAF Naila Naila Joseph, a Trinidadian born singer, did her first recording at the tender age of 3. She has collaborated with French producer Jeoffrey a.k.a. “Whitey” to create a unique album, “High Girl”, a fusion of pop, soul and urban music, with a touch of Caribbean influence we can call “FUTURISTIC SOUL”. Her rich and powerful voice knows how to enhance funky groove and sheer emotions. ... Read More »

Cinema @ Prithvi : La Belle personne

In partnership with Prithvi Theatre and Institut Français From literature to film @ Prithvi La Belle personne, by Christophe Honoré (90’) Christophe Honoré updates Madame de Lafayette’s novel La Princesse de Clèves, one of the French Literature masterpieces, while placing the story in a contemporary setting. Junie, whose mother has just died, enters the same school as her cousin Mathias, at whose home she now lives. Quickly accepted by Mathias’ friends, the young girl captures the heart of Otto, a shy boy whom she likes in return. ... Read More »

Documentary : Etre et avoir

In partnership with Institut Français Etre et avoir, by Nicolas Philibert (99’) Georges Lopez is an educator at a small school in France’s Auvergne region, where he teaches children between the ages of 4 and 12. Throughout the year and beyond the differences, his students learn to live together. Employing a curriculum that embraces both academics and practical skills, Lopez and his school represent a surprising mix of the old and the new, where computer technology and old-fashioned memorization of the ... Read More »

Art thursday : My French Film Festival @ Sakshi Gallery

In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and Unifrance Films My French Film Festival @ Sakshi Gallery MyFrenchFilmFestival – 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 over the world will have free online access to 20 films in 13 languages. And on the occasion of Art Thursday, Sakshi Gallery and Alliance Française de Bombay will also present 3 short ... Read More »

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 »