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Cinema: Born into Brothels

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Tue, 2012/08/28 – 6:30pm   In partnership with The Root Reel Born into Brothels, by Zana Briski & Ross Kauffman ( 85’) Directed Born into Brothels, is the winner of the 77th annual Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their ... Read More »

Cinema: Brook by Brook

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/08/27 – 6:30pm   Brook by Brook, by Simon Brook (72’) Portraits of a man in private, at home; portrait of a man at work… Because he hides nothings from his son Simon (a young director of films and documentaries), the great British stage director Peter Brook reveals for the first time something of his personal world as artist, father, and son. But Simon Brook never settles for the strictly biographical, he ... Read More »

The Monsoon Project: Tasting Workshop

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française de Bombay Date: Thu, 2012/08/23 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm Price: Rs. 750/ In partnership with Fratelli Wines Wine culture (in French)  Discover the world famous regions of wine production of France and learn about the differences in wines made in Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne!  The workshop will give you a chance to understand the journey from wine making to the most fun step of wine tasting.  All this in a relaxed atmosphere!  The workshop will ... Read More »

Cinema: Jacquot de Nantes

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Wed, 2012/08/22 – 6:30pm   Jacquot de Nantes, by Agnès Varda (118’) Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film… Read More »

Documentary: KathaLoknath/ reTold by loknath

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Fri, 2012/08/17 – 7:00pm In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive KathaLoknath/ reTold by loknath, by  Rajula Shah ( 46’) Amidst everyday human, electronic chatter and traffic noise, a child dreams up the universe. In flashes of lightning, a specter unfolds; the mother’s voice beckons the unborn to the world. Amidst rolling thunder, it wakes up to a myriad tellings of the same tale. One day we will go to Sonpur- Mother tells the ... Read More »

Cinema: Brook by Brook

City: Mumbai Location: Prithvi House, Juhu Date: Wed, 2012/08/15 – 7:00pm In partnership with Institut Français and Prithvi Theatre From Theatre to Film @ Prithvi Brook by Brook, by Simon Brook (72’) Portraits of a man in private, at home; portrait of a man at work… Because he hides nothings from his son Simon (a young director of films and documentaries), the great British stage director Peter Brook reveals for the first time something of his personal world as artist, ... Read More »

Cinema: Pièce montée

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/08/13 – 6:30pm Pièce montée, by Denis Granier-Deferre (93’) Vincent and Berengère, both from bourgeois families, are getting married in the church in the presence of their loved ones. The day which started out more or less, slowly falls apart as the hours tick by. The marriage is seen differently by certain members of the family of the young couple, not to mention by the couple itself: family secrets, gossip, misunderstandings Read More »

Art Thursdays

City: Mumbai Location: Sakshi Gallery Tanna House Date: Thu, 2012/08/09 – 6:30pm In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and the French Embassy in India On the occasion of Art Thursdays, the Alliance Française de Bombay will screen Elles, a series of French short films, in partnership with Sakshi Gallery. Gratte-papier, by Guillaume Martinez A day like any other in the Parisian metro – or maybe not? A young man sits quietly reading his book. A young woman is seated next to ... Read More »

Cinema: Gadjo Dilo

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Tue, 2012/08/07 – 6:30pm   Gadjo Dilo, by Tony Gatlif (102’) A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more. Read More »

The Monsoon Project: Gastronomy Workshop

City: Mumbai Location: Sofitel Mumbai BKC Date: Wed, 2012/08/01 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Price: Rs. 750/ In partnership with Sofitel Mumbai L’Atelier du pain Sofitel’s baker is pleased to welcome you for a French bread workshop. You will be showed the different steps of making delicious bread and then have the pleasure to place proofed bread in the oven and see it glaze. Once cooked, some cheese and a glass of wine will be served for a perfect frenchy tasting! ... Read More »