FRANCOPHONIE 2018

Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Francophonie Day on March 20. Once again, AF Bombay along with the Consulates of Canada, Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland, and France will unite to honour the French language by organising a host of films screenings from the French speaking world and various exciting events !

QUEBEC CINEMA – Le goût d’un pays by Francis Legault (102′)

Screening will be followed by a discussion and a maple syrup tasting session.

March 5 (Mon.) at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

In partnership with the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai

PLAY READING – Les Oiseaux by Aristophanes

Reading in French by Frédéric Simon (Director, Alliance Française de Bombay)

March 9 (Fri.) at 5pm at Le Cercle Littéraire (Kala Ghoda)

In partnership with Le Cercle Littéraire and the Department of French (University of Mumbai)

QUEBEC PLAY SCREENING & DISCUSSION – La marche de Rama by Alexis Martin’s and Daniel Brière (90′)

Screening will be followed by a discussion with Alexis Martin (Artistic Director of the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental, Montreal), Valavane Koumarane (Director of the Indianostrum Theatre, Pondicherry), Vasumathi Badrinathan (Professor at the Department of French, University of Mumbai), and Mohit Chandna (Professor at the Department of French, EFLU-Hyderabad).

March 12 (Mon.) at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

In partnership with the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai and CERIAS-UQAM

POETRY READING OF QUEBEC POEMS

Reading by Alexis Martin (Artistic Director of Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental, Montreal) and Valavane Koumarane (Director of the Indianostrum Theater, Pondicherry)

Les gens de mon pays by Gilles Vigneault

Cantouque français dit du temps nouveau by Gérald Godin

Neige by Anne Hébert

March 13 (Tue.) at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

In partnership with the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai and CERIAS-UQAM

TOGO PLAY READING – A petites pierres by Gustave Akakpo

Reading in French by Frédéric Simon (Director, Alliance Française de Bombay)

March 14 (Wed) at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

BELGIAN CINEMA – Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis by Stéphane Malandrin and Guillaume Malandrin (96′)

March 15 (Thu.) at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

In partnership with Wallonie-Bruxelles International

SWISS CINEMA – Schellen-Ursli by Xavier Koller (104′)

Mar 16 (Fri.) at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

In partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai

CANADIAN HIP HOP PERFORMANCE By Webster

Screening will be followed by refreshments.

Mar 17th (Sat.) at 5.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai

FRENCH CINEMA – Rock’n Roll by Guillaume Canet (123′)

Screening will be followed by refreshments.

Mar 22 (Thu.) at 6.30pm at the Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall)

In partnership with Institut Français