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COVID19 – Updated on May 20, 2020

UPDATE DATED MAY 20, 2020 As per the official precautionary measures being taken to prevent a COVID-19 Outbreak, please note that ALL Offices (Churchgate, Santacruz, Vashi) of Alliance Française de Bombay will remain closed with effect from Mar 20, 2020 (Friday) until further notice. All French Classes will be conducted online for the time being. These will transition back to Classroom Teaching as soon as we get official directives regarding reopening of educational institutions. For more information about our Online ... Read More »

ONLINE DISCUSSION | Je viens de loin, j’écris en français – Shumona Sinha

Je viens de loin, j’écris en français is a series of rencontres started in 2017 by Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France which focuses on foreign auteurs who have chosen French as their language of expression. The current edition marks the first time that the event will be conducted live online. The invitee for this edition, Shumona Sinha, was born in Kolkata and was awarded the Prix du rayonnement de la langue française in 2014 by the Académie française for her third ... Read More »

Comic Strip Competition 2020

Did you know that the French Ministry of Culture has declared 2020 as the Year of Comic Books ? To celebrate the occasion, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is proud to present the Comic Strip Competition 2020 in partnership with the BDNF App and the French Institute in India ! Participants have to use the BDNF App (available on App Store or Play Store) to create an original comic strip as per the rules and regulations highlighted below. A tutorial ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE 2020

50 Years of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie Half a billion francophones around the world will celebrate International Francophonie Day on March 20. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of the International Organisation of Francophonie to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language, they also ... Read More »

CONCERT | Manu Chao Solo / Acoustic / SIBERIE M’ETAIT CONTÉEE

Mar 3 (Tue) | 8 pm onwards | antiSOCIAL (Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel) In partnership with the French Institute in India, the network of Alliances Françaises in India, and antiSOCIAL, we bring you a highly-anticipated concert with Manu Chao. A French musician of Spanish descent, his music incorporates influences of punk, rock, French chanson, Ibero-american salsa, reggae, ska, and Algerian raï. He is renowned for his personal mixture of rap, flamenco, Afro-Cuban music, samba and cumbia. For the India ... Read More »

PLAY READING | She No Princess, He No Hero

11:30 am | Feb 23 (Sun) | St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (located in St. Andrew’s College, Bandra) In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts and Metamorphosis Theatre Inc, we bring to you performed readings of Contemporary French Plays translated in English! For the 11th set of readings, we bring you Magali Mougel’s play She No Princess, He No Hero – the story of Leïli and Nils – two students in the same class who ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – Amin

Feb 19th | 7pm | Prithvi Theatre Amin by Philippe Faucon (91′) This film tells the story of Amin who came from Senegal nine years ago to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïsha and their three children. His work is his life and he only sees his family once or twice a year. The family have accepted this situation as a necessity – the money that Amin sends to Senegal provides for several people. However, everything changes when ... Read More »

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & DISCUSSION | Incertains Voyages

Feb 13th (Thu) | 6:30pm | Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall) Incertains voyages by Anne de Giafferi (51′) They come from Albania, Mali, Gambia, Guinea, or Egypt. Isabelle, Erwin, Mohammed, Erry, Djibril, Elhadj, and Abdelrahim have made a tumultuous journey to Corsica. Placed under the care of Child Welfare Services, these young immigrants are called MNA (unaccompanied minors) in French and have to learn to rebuild their lives. Their existence is a constant countdown – as soon as they reach ... Read More »

Ooh La La Photo Competition @ KALA GHODA 2020

Feb 1, 2020 to Feb 9, 2020 at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Time to get snap-happy at our photo competition at the Kala Ghoda Festival! Each festival-goer is invited to pose with at our photo booth using any of the different options available – the three funniest photos will win exciting prizes! Visit us for a fun and entertaining French experience ! RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OOH LA LA PHOTO COMPETITION – The contest is free and open to ... Read More »

The Little Prince @ KALA GHODA 2020

Feb 9th (Sun), 3:30pm sharp, NGMA (Fort, Mumbai) In partnership with Banjara Theatre and Kala Ghoda 2020, we bring you a solo performed reading by Rashi Bunny of a new adaptation and translation of a playscript based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Classic French novella Le petit prince which tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe. In the process, he learns the vagaries of adult behaviour through a ... Read More »