Cinéma, International movies on music!

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City: Bombay
Location: Max Mueller Bhavan, American Center, Alliance francaise de Bombay
Date: Thu, 2010/06/17 – 4:30pm – Sat, 2010/06/19 – 6:00pm
Price: Free entrance for all
Category: Film screening

International movies on music


In partnership with the Consulate General of Italy, the Consulate General of Switzerland, Bureau du Quebec, the American Center and the Max Mueller Bhavan

During three days, in different venues, all day long some of the greats musicals, documentaries about music, biographies of great artists … will be screened.

The Consulate General of Italy, the Consulate General of Switzerland, Bureau du Quebec, the American Center,  the Max Mueller Bhavan and Alliance francaise de Bombay take the opportunity of the Fête de la Musique to showcase their culture at an International Festival!

Each country offers Bombay’s public movie to watch, to celebrate the multiplicity of music and its universal nature!


American movies:

Dreamgirls, by Bill Condon (2006), based upon The Supremes’s history (members were Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard) this movie recount the career of the girls band in the sixties and seventies. Those who love cinema will be happy to see Jamie Foxx (which wonderfuly plaid Ray Charles) in the character of one of the most famous Mowtown’s productor and Beyonce Knowles (leading singer of the band Destiny Childs) playing Diana Ross. A great tribute to The Supremes and to the Mowtown.

This movie will be screened:

Thursday 17th of June at the American Center from 6.15pm to 8.30pm 

Friday 18th of June at the Alliance francaise from 4.15pm to 6.30pm.

A chorus line, musical by Richard Attenborrough (1985), Michael Douglas plays a demanding and tyrannical director which leads the audition for a new musical: only 7 will remain… As in Fame, dancers have to sweat and work. A nice eighties aesthetic movie for all who want to discover Broadway’behind curtain.

this movie will be screened:

Saturday 19th of June at the Max Mueller Bhavan from 4.40pm to 6pm.


German movies:

Crossing the bridge, by Fathi Akin (2005), the famous director Fathi Akin take us to discover the Istanbul sounds with this brilliant documentary. This movie was screened out of the competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. With this movie you’ll do a wonderful journey through modern Turkey.

http://www.crossingthebridge.de/

This movie will be screened:

Thursday 17th of June at the American Center from 4.30pm to 6pm

Friday 18th of June at Alliance francaise de Bombay from 7pm to 8.30pm

Rhythm it is, by Thomas Grube and Enrique Sanchez Lansch, this documentary-13 time awarded- show us an extraordinary process leading where 250 kids from 25 different nationalities have to face the challenge of performing the Stravinsky ‘Rite of spring’with the famous chief director Sir Simon Rattle and accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra . A breathtaking experience about music and humanity where children and teenager who have never dance before discover their potentialities.

This movie will be screened:

Saturday 19th of June at Alliance francaise de Bombay from 2pm to 3.40pm


Italian Movies:

The legend of the pianist on the ocean, by Guiseppe Tornatore (1998), is the story of a man found and raised on a ship. The 1st January of 1900 a deckhand find a newborn baby he chose to call him 1900. A he grows up, the child shows exceptional talent for piano. Adult, 1900 still on the boat begins a famous piano player . A beautiful tale about love, jealousy and music…

This movie will be screened:

Thursday 17th of June at Max Mueller Bhavan from 6.30pm to9.15pm

Saturday 19 of June at Alliance Francaise de Bombay from 10.30am to 1.15pm

L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, by Agostino Ferrente (2006), this multi-awarded documentary is a tribute to the universal love of music nature! This movie is about the genesis of the famous Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio which is actually performing all over the world. In the most multiethnic area of Rome, different people from different countries choose to play together and to create a World Music.

http://www.orchestradipiazzavittorio.it

This movie will be screened:

Thursday 17th of June at the Alliance Francaise de Bombay from 4.30pm to 6pm 


Quebec Movie:

Les voix de Kalkeri, by Francois Lemieux (2006), this documentary relate how three occidentals(who found an association ‘les musiciens du monde’) choose to live in Kalkeri a little village near Dharwad to do humanitarian aid. After several of year they succeed in creating a school for underprivileged sector’s children… This movie shows us how idealist try to change the world, with music …

http://www.jeunesmusiciensdumonde.org/index3.php?id=177&section=nouvelle

This movie will be screened:

Friday 18th of June at American Center from 5pm to 6.20pm

L’enfant prodige, by Patrick Drolet (2010) is the history of Andre Matthieu a brilliant Canadian pianist. Since his childhood he fascinated people who look him play. A story about talent, doubt, romance and tragedy.

This movie will be screened:

Saturday 19th of June at Alliance francaise from 4pm to 6pm


Swiss Movie:

Dance the rhythm, by Gita Gsell (2010), through this documentary, Gita Gsell take us to a journey about …feet. From Bodala (traditional swiss dance) to flamenco or Irish dances, you will discover how great instrument foot can be. A journey to enjoy rhythm!

http://www.bodala-film.ch/

the movie will be screened:

Friday 18th of June, at the Max Mueller Bhavan from 7pm to 8.20pm


French Movies

An evening with Gainsbourg, by (1989), this documentary for French TV Exterieur Nuit shows the famous artist Serges Gainsbourg the man who used to be called the man with cabbage head(according one of his album) was a complex figure and a hudge genius…

This movie will be screened:

Thursday 17th of June at Alliance francaise de Bombay from 6.30pm to 7pm

Gainsbourg (vie héroïque), by Joann Sfar (2010), famous comics witter, Joann Sfar choose to relate the life of Serges Gainsbourg. Illustration of his passion for women, his childhood or his political stunt, this movie- public success in France- is a realistic portrait of the man and of the artist.

This movie will be screened:

Thusday 17th of June at Alliance Francaise de Bombay from 7pm to 9pm

La Vie en Rose (la môme), by Olivier Dahan (2006), this film is about a myth, the myth of Edith Piaf ,famous French singer who fascinated by her strong nature and her love songs. Once again a topic about a genius, her failure, her success, her loneliness and love but still a great portrait of La Môme.

This movie will be screened:

Friday 18th of June at American Center from 6.40pm to 8.50pm

 

 Max Mueller Bhavan: K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai

American center: 4 New Marines Line, Mumbai

Alliance francaise de Bombay: Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marines Line, Mumbai