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Cinema : A picture of You

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Fri, 2012/10/12 – 7:00pm       In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive   A picture of You, by Ajay Noronha (60′)   “A Picture Of You” is a cinematographer’s journey in search of his father who died when he was six years old. Through this film, he hopes to “resurrect” his father from the dead in a way that he will never lose him again. Central to this process is a reconstruction of the family ... Read More »

Art Thursdays

City: Mumbai Location: Sakshi Gallery Tanna House Date: Thu, 2012/10/11 – 6:30pm   In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and the French Embassy in India   On the occasion of Art Thursdays, the Alliance Française de Bombay is presenting a new series of short animated films untitled “Annecy: 50 years of animation”. For the second part of the cycle, we invite you to discover a selection of 6 films that have received awards in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival from 1970 to 1980.   ... Read More »

Concert : FLY! / Laurent de Wilde, Otisto 23 & Nico Ticot

City: Mumbai Location: Blue Frog, Lower Parel Date: Wed, 2012/10/10 – 10:00pm   In partnership with blueFROG, Novotel, Institut Français, Spedidam   FLY ! / Laurent de Wilde, Otisto 23 & Nico Ticot   FLY ! What happens when you astutely mix acoustic, electronic and video? You get FLY – a ‘delicious’ and a ‘heady’ mix of jazz and experimental sounds! Laurent de Wilde, the most electro among the French jazz pianists and Otisto 23, sound Engineer, a master chef in improvisation are ... Read More »

Cinéma : Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/10/01 – 6:30pm   Les parapluies de Cherbourg, by Jacques Demy (91’) An umbrella shop girl is separated from her mechanic boyfriend when he is called for military service. Alone, she faces a life altering decision. Read More »

Cinéma : La tragédie d’Hamlet

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Thu, 2012/09/27 – 6:30pm In partnership with Institut Français La tragédie d’Hamlet, by Peter Brook (134’) One could judge this two ways: first, as an original, self-contained film by Peter Brook; or second, as a production of Shakespeare’s play.In this movie, Peter Brooks brings together his passion for Shakespeare and two fields he has been exploring for long years: theater and cinema. He shoots his direction of the play at the Bouffes du Nord theater in 2000, ... Read More »

Cinéma : Little Town of Bethlehem

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Tue, 2012/09/25 – 6:30pm In partnership with The Root Reel Little Town of Bethlehem, by Jim Hanon (77’) In association with Ethnographic Media An inspiring true story of three men in a land gripped by fear, hatred, and division. Expected to be enemies, they instead strive together to end the cycle of violence. This award-winning documentary captures the story of three men born into violence who now risk everything to find a path to peace ... Read More »

Cinéma : L’assassin habite au 21

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/09/24 – 6:30pm   L’assassin habite au 21, by Georges Clouzot (84’) Dapper Inspector Vorobechik (‘Wens’ for short) is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a calling card with the name Monsieur Durand on his victims. Wens’ mistress, struggling actress Mila Malou, determines to get publicity for herself by helping him. Learning that Durand is one of the eccentric tenants of a boarding house at No. 21 Avenue Junot, Wens takes a room in the ... Read More »

Photography exhibition : Hidden treasures of Mumbai

Date: Tue, 2012/09/18 – 6:00pm In partnership with Café Zoé The photography contest launched by the Alliance Française de Bombay in July is ending with the opening of the exhibition at the very trendy and chic Restaurant Café Zoé in Lower Parel. The Jury of the contest, composed by three professional artists and photographers Elise Foster Vander Elst, Fabien Charuau and Matthieu Foss, will reveal the 3 winners and present the prizes. A selection of the best photographs representing the Hidden Heritage of Mumbai taken ... Read More »

Cinéma : Les diaboliques

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/09/17 – 6:30pm   Les diaboliques, by Georges Clouzot (114’) The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. Read More »

Cinéma : 4 Documentary Films

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Fri, 2012/09/14 – 7:00pm   In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive   In shadows and silence, by Rajyashree Ramamurthi and Desmond Roberts (5’) Nehru Place, infamous as the market for pirated software and computer parts. Grey concrete high rises dominate. The population pulses through the day and trickles away at night. Deathly silence remains inspired by the contrasts that sit side by side.   Dudro, by Parimal Phadke & Dhanya Pilo (5:20’) We meander through the ... Read More »