Author Archives: bombayadm

Cinéma : Lapin chasseur

City: Mumbai Location: Prithvi House, Juhu Date: Wed, 2012/12/19 – 7:00pm   In partnership with Prithvi Theatre and French Embassy in India From Theatre to Film @ Prithvi Lapin chasseur, by Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makéïeff (56’x2) The frenetic, chaotic life of a high-class restaurant seen from both sides : the eating area and the kitchen. Two parallel worlds that overlap, clash and merge in an anarchic and destructive ballet. Macha Makéïeff and Jérôme Deschamps accompanied by the Deschiens team and their eccentric ... Read More »

Cinéma : Between the lines

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Tue, 2012/12/18 – 6:30pm   In partnership with The Root Reel Between the lines, by Thomas Wartmann (95’) Between the Lines documents the tremendous effort photographer Anita Khemka puts forth in order to capture the life of the eunuchs of India – the Hijras – living as outcasts on the edge of society. Officially the existence of Hijras is denied. And their universe itself is highly inconsistent: Hijras are infertile – yet, according to the Hindu religion they ... Read More »

Cinéma La princesse de Montpensier

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/12/17 – 6:30pm   La Princesse de Montpensier, by Bertrand Tavernier (139’) Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie deMezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father’s political ambitions forces her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, ... Read More »

Cinema : 3 documentary films

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Fri, 2012/12/14 – 7:00pm   In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive I am your poet, by Nitin K Pamnani (30’)   This film was to be on a poet and his poetry. It became a story of a person who lives a poem. We try to understand the person we see the poem, we try to understand the poetry; the poet comes and stands in front of us. And as we journey through the poetry and ... Read More »

Art Thursdays

City: Mumbai Location: Sakshi Gallery Tanna House Date: Thu, 2012/12/13 – 6:30pm   In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and the French Embassy in India Thurs. 13th, 6.30 pm, Sakshi Gallery Tanna House On the occasion of Art Thursdays, the Alliance Française de Bombay will present a new series of short animated films untitled “Annecy: 50 years of animation”. The Annecy International Animated Film Festival was created in 1960 and is the most famous worldwide. For the fourth part of the cycle, we invite ... Read More »

Cinéma : Solutions locales pour un désordre global

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/12/10 – 6:30pm   Solutions locales pour un désordre global, by Coline Serreau (117’) « The awareness films, saying catastrophes are about to take place, have been shot and were useful, but now it is time to show there are solutions. It is time to make people listen to peasants, philosophers and economists : though they explain why our society sank into economical, financial and political crisis we all know, they are the ones who still ... Read More »


City: Mumbai Location: Liberty Cinema Date: Thu, 2012/12/06 – 7:00pm   In partnership with Liberty Cinema and Furtado’s, on a restored copy by la Cinémathèque Française Cagliostro, by Richard Oswald (58′) What is a ciné-concert? This concept comes from the very beginning of the cinema, when all films were silent, and so accompanied by the live execution of music, generally especially composed or improvised for the movie. Long lost tradition, the concept of ciné-concert got a new birth in France from 1976, making ... Read More »

Cinéma : L’enfance du mal

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Wed, 2012/12/05 – 6:30pm       L’enfance du mal, by Olivier Coussemacq (90’)   Céline, a 15 years old-girl, ran away from her tutors. She took up residence in a dependence of a house without the owners, the judge Van Eyck and his wife, knowing she is there.  Once they discover her, she manages to be accepted and tries to charm them. Until the facts lead them to think her being there is no pure chance…   Read More »

Special event : The Owner at Olive Bandra

City: Mumbai Location: Olive Bandra Date: Mon, 2012/12/03 – 6:30pm – Wed, 2012/12/05 – 8:00pm In partnership with Olive Bar & Kitchen The Owner, a multi-Director, multi-language, Internet-collaboration feature Film Filmed by 25 filmmakers on 5 continents, “The Owner” follows the adventures of an old backpack that is passed from character to character around the world. As the journey progresses, we learn details about the mysterious man to whom the bag belongs. The story, written collaboratively over the internet, brings together a variety of cultures, ... Read More »

Special Event: Le Mois du Documentaire

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Wed, 2012/11/28 – 6:30pm   Le rideau de sucre, by Camila Guzmán Urzúa (80’) Memories of a happy childhood in Cuba and the reality of the present : what has become of the Cuban Revolution generation who saw their revolutionary ideals disintegrate and what has become of those who stayed ? An exile takes a leisurely and candid trip down memory lane. Camila Guzmán Urzúa grew up in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s. Fifteen years after leaving, ... Read More »