Author Archives: bombayadm

Special Event: Art Thursdays

City: Mumbai Location: Sakshi Gallery Tanna House Date: Thu, 2012/06/14 – 6:30pm In partnership with Sakshi Gallery and French Embassy in India   Cycle d’animation « Résolument animés. Animations citoyennes» (73’) Concrete, by Ariel Belinco & Michael Faust The day to day life of a military world is disturbed by the appearance of a black kite behind its high walls. Les oiseaux blancs, les oiseaux noirs, by Florence Miailhe This is a parable of good and evil where while birds are good ... Read More »

Documentary: Hear the other side

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Wed, 2012/06/06 – 6:30pm   Carte Blanche for Independent Cinema: Hear the other side, by Sachin Chandrakant Shirke (81’) The search for justice is the focus in ‘Audi Alteram Partem –Hear the Other Side’. The documentary uses the Bombay Riots cases as a starting point to discuss the Indian legal system. More than 900 people died in the communal riots between Hindus and Muslims that swept the city in December 1992 and January ... Read More »

Ciné-club: Ariane Mnouchkine, L’aventure du Theatre du Soleil

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/06/04 – 6:30pm Ariane Mnouchkine, L’aventure du Theatre du Soleil, by Catherine Vilpoux (74’) In this film, Catherine Vilpoux recounts Ariane Mnouchkine’s iconic artistic journey: her inspirations, her dreams for the theatre, her love of cinema, her unique and extraordinary bond with audiences. Extensive archival material – much of which has never been seen before – together with extracts from performances and rehearsals, as well as interviews and coverage of various tours and ... Read More »

Documentary: ZINDABAD!*

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Tue, 2012/05/29 – 6:30pm In partnership with The Root ZINDABAD!*,  by Guillermo Fernandez Florez & Paul-Antoine Lemaille (60’) Bombay wants to become a ‘world class city’. However, half the population lives in slums or on the streets in subhuman conditions. Then a battle for land begins between the authorities and Bombay’s poorest; a fight has intensified since 2004, when the government conducted an unprecedented wave of demolitions. Without land or scarcely even a ... Read More »

Ciné-club: Versailles

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/05/28 – 6:30pm   Versailles, by Pierre Schöller (113’) A young mother Nina and her son Enzo find themselves sleeping on the streets on the street of Paris. Their tentative lifestyle eventually leads them to Versailles. Out in the woods near the palace, they encounter a man named Damien who lives cut off from the rest of the world. Nina and Enzo decide to take refuge with him over night. The next ... Read More »

Film Festival Kashish – Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Thu, 2012/05/24 – 10:00am – Sat, 2012/05/26 – 8:00pm In partnership with Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (MIQFF) KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theatre and the only queer festival to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The festival is organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost in association with The ... Read More »

Cine club: Hadewijch

City: Mumbai Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/05/14 – 6:30pm Hadewijch, by Bruno Dumont (105’) Synospis: Hadewijch, a novice nun, shocks the mother superior of her convent with her ecstatic blind faith, and is kicked out of the order. Hadewijch becomes Celine again, a young Parisian girl and daughter of a diplomat, and is led down dangerous paths in the real world, balancing between grace and madness in her rage and passionate love for God. Read More »

Special event: Art Thursdays

Location: Sakshi gallery Date: Thu, 2012/05/10 – 6:30am   On the occasion of Art Thursdays, the Alliance Française de Bombay will screen, in partnership with Sakshi Gallery, the fourth part of the cycle “Résolument animés” during the exhibition Surveillance – on the other end of the Spectrum by Gipin Varghese. Cycle d’animation « Résolument animés. On n’est pas des machines » (70’) The challenge to death, by Juan Pablo Zaramella For the very first time in front of a camera, Fahaki Ayunanda puts ... Read More »

Urban Culture Project

City: Bombay Date: Wed, 2012/05/09 (All day) – Sat, 2012/05/12 (All day) Urban and popular culture has often been under rated, even though it represents the people’s voice. Being aware that artistic exchanges are essential for a music scene to develop, European institutions are now bringing their contribution to today’s ever-growing hip hop scene in India. The European institutions are inviting some of the best artists from their countries, and the music local partners are coordinating the project on-ground and involving local artists. The ... Read More »

Documentary: Music for (prepared) bicycles

Location: Alliance Française auditorium Date: Mon, 2012/05/07 – 6:30am Music for (prepared) bicycles, a project by Caecilia Tripp Following the exhibition at Clark House Initiative, this film will be screen at the Alliance. The global project consists of seven “prepared” bicycles in echo with “Music of change” by John Cage (1951) which will lead to seven sonic bicycle processions through seven different major cities. Each bicycle procession through the city is filmed. The bicycle wheels are strung with musical strings ... Read More »