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Cinema : L’Autre

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2013/02/18 – 6:30pm Category: Film screening L’autre, by Pierre Trividic and Patrick-Mario Bernard (97’)   Anne-Marie leaves Alex. Unlike him, who would like to lead a real married life, she wants to protect her freedom. They split up without any problems and continue to see one another. However, when Anne-Marie finds out that Alex has a new woman, she is madly jealous. She plunges into a troubling world that is full of signals and threats. Read More »

Cinema : Two documentary films

Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Fri, 2013/02/15 – 7:00pm In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive Mindscapes… of love and longing, by Arun Chadha (52’) The sexuality of people with disabilities is often marred with misconceptions, prejudices and myths. The Film delves into the lives of a few people with disabilities as they explore their sexual identities, within themselves and through relationships. The narrative follows their journeys as they negotiate widely held biological, medical, social and cultural beliefs and try to claim their sexual ... Read More »


City: Mumbai Location: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu & NCPA, Experimental Theater Date: Thu, 2013/02/14 (All day) – Thu, 2013/02/21 (All day)   In partnership with Institut Français, Embassy of France in India, Prithvi Theatre and NCPA Gates to India Song, by Éric Vigner From 14th to 17th, 6 & 9 pm, Prithvi Theatre Thurs. 21st, 7 pm, NCPA, Experimental Theatre Gates to India Song, an original work by Eric Vigner takes you on a voyage through the works of Marguerite Duras. It is a unique, theatrical adaptation of ... Read More »

Art Thursdays

City: Mumbai Location: Sakshi Gallery, Tanna House Date: Thu, 2013/02/14 – 6:30pm In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and the Embassy of France in India On the occasion of Art Thursdays, the Alliance Française de Bombay will present the last part of “Annecy: 50 years of animation”. We invite you to discover a selection of 7 films that have received awards in this festival from 2005 to 2009. The mysterious geographic explorations of Jasper Morello, by A. Lucas Tragic story with happy end, by R. Pessoa The ... Read More »

Cinema : Poupoupidou

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2013/02/11 – 6:30pm Poupoupidou, by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu (102’) Rousseau is a Parisian bestselling crime novelist, working on a new novel but desperately looking for a good story. Candice Lecœur is a young, attractive, and vibrant woman who thinks she is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The two will meet but only after Candice has been found dead. Cause of death: suicide by sleeping pills. Rousseau is the only one who doesn’t buy it and who wants to know the true cause ... Read More »

Concert : Scratch Bandits Crew

City: Mumbai Location: blueFrog, Lower Parel Date: Sat, 2013/02/09 – 10:00pm   In partnership with the Embassy of France in India, Institut Français, Novotel and blueFROG Scratch Bandits Crew The Scratch Bandits Crew is a group of DJs coming from Lyon. The name of the group comes from the technique they use in their sets : the scratching. The scratching is a DJ technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a tunable while optionally manipulating the crossfader ... Read More »

Vocal recital : Viola Martins

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Fri, 2013/02/08 – 6:30am Organized by Furtados Viola Martins  Viola Martins was born in India and first studied singing with Hiacinth Brow in Bombay. She continued her studies in London at the Trinity College of Music with James Gaddarn where she obtained the FTCL performers diploma and won the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Prize, the French Song Prize and the Worshipful Company of Musician’s Silver Medal for the most outstanding student. After completing her studies at the ... Read More »

Cinema : Marguerite telle qu’en elle-même

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2013/02/04 – 6:30pm   Marguerite telle qu’en elle-même, by Dominique Auvray (61’) One of the most beautiful portraits of « Marguerite Duras, a lady of letters », as the woman says. She also says that she makes films because she hasn’t the strength to not nothing. Beautiful, free, political, haunted by her past, swearing to forget nothing, Duras is always there. This movie is an introduction to Marguerite Duras’ work. Gates to India Song has been adapted by Eric Vigner ... Read More »

Cinema : Megacities, 12 Stories of Survival

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Tue, 2013/01/29 – 6:30pm   In partnership with The Root Reel and Indian Documentary Foundation Megacities, 12 Stories of Survival, by Michael Glawogger (90’) Megacities is both fascinating and shocking at once. A contradiction the inhabitants of Bombay, New York, Mexico City, and Moscow must live with day in and day out. The film is a tale in twelve episodes about people struggling to survive with resourcefulness, humour and dignity, and yet there is one illusion they all share: ... Read More »

Cinema : Phèdre

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2013/01/28 – 6:30pm Phèdre, by Patrice Chéreau (140’) Patrice Chéreau unveils his Phaedra in the stark space of the Ateliers Berthier with its towering stone walls. His interpretation of Racine’s tragedy of desire and death paints the portrait of a woman physically and spiritually torn apart by a forbidden love. Dominique Blanc is this woman lost, distraught, a living disgrace transcending all reason and morality, a flesh and blood incarnation of the enigma of female desire. Read More »