Events

FRENCH CINEMA | Continuer

Continuer by Joachim Lafosse (84′) Sybille, a divorced mother, can’t stand watching her teenage son Samuel slip into a violent and meaningless life. She is also struggling with her own demons, past and present. As a last resort, she takes Samuel on a long journey across Kyrgyztan. Accompanied only by their two horses, mother and son face the magnificent yet hostile natural environment, its dangers, its rewards, its people, and above all each other! For members of AF Bombay only ... Read More »

DISCUSSION | Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry

We present a panel discussion on Prof. Aditi Sriram’s book Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry. The book presents the biography of a city which weaves stories of people and events with equal dexterity. It evokes the Pondicherry that is at once obviously French and yet profoundly Indian. Beyond the Boulevards draws fine sketches of the people who inhabit the city now and the ones who moulded it. It is there that Le Gentil, Sri Aurobindo, and ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – L’adieu à la nuit

L’adieu à la nuit by André Téchiné (104′) This film tells the story of Muriel – a confident woman who spent her childhood in Algeria and who breeds horses in France along with running an almond plantation. Muriel seems to enjoy a fulfilled life and is overjoyed when her grandson decides to visit her before taking up a job in Canada. But all is not as it seems and Muriel soon discovers that Alex has more dangerous plans. Caught between ... Read More »

CONCERT | Guillaume Barraud Quartet

We bring you a concert with the Guillaume Barraud Quartet featuring Guillaume Barraud (bansuri & compositions), Tam de Villiers (electric guitar), Johann Berby (bass guitar), and Xavier Roge (drums). An exhilarating fusion of Indian Music and contemporary jazz with some of Paris’ finest musicians, the quatret refracts the spirit of India through the prism of jazz. Their soundscape floats timelessly whilst bubbling with restless energy by setting the pure tones of the bansuri against hard-edged electric guitar and grooving bass ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Damien veut changer le monde

Damien veut changer le monde by Xavier De Choudens (99′) Damien works in a primary school and leads a quiet life. To rescue one of his young students, Bahzad, and his mother from imminent expulsion from the country, Damien convinces his sister Mélanie, her best friend Rudy, and a bunch of unlikely pals to take the law into their own hands and accompany him in his new fight. But will this good deed bear sweet fruit? For members of AF ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | 100 kilos d’étoiles

100 kilos d’étoiles by Marie-Sophie Chambon (100′) The 16-year old Lois has just one dream – becoming an astronaut!  Although she’s gifted in Physics, she has a big problem: Lois weighs over 200 pounds – a family trait that she is inescapably stuck with. Just when everything seems lost, she meets Amélie, Stannah, and Justine: three teenagers who are just as disappointed by the idiosyncrasies of life like she is but who are willing to do anything to leave with ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Grünewald, Raphaël, & Véronèse

Retable d’Issenheim by Grünewald (1512-1513) Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione by Raphaël (around 1514/1515) Le repas chez Levi by Véronèse (1573) Retable d’Issenheim is Grünewald’s largest work, and is regarded as his masterpiece. Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione is an oil painting attributed which is considered as one of the great portraits of the Renaissance. Le repas chez Levi is one of the largest canvases of the 16th century and was painted by Veronese for the rear wall of the refectory of the Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Free and open ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Un beau voyou

Un beau voyou by Lucas Bernard (104′) Beffrois, a disillusioned police captain nearing retirement, has his curiosity aroused by a new art theft. Seemingly an art specialist, the burglar prefers works of average value, no doubt to avoid attracting attention. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦  In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – Rémi sans famille

Rémi sans famille by Antoine Blossier (109′) A young orphan has a series of adventures while traveling across France with an itinerant musician, his faithful dog, and his monkey. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Subtitled in English Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link ♦ Trailer ♦   In partnership with Institut Français & Prithvi Theatre Read More »

CONCERT | ARTIE’S FESTIVAL INDIA

Wed. 18th, 7pm, Tata Theatre (NCPA) Presented by the NCPA and in partnership with SPEDIDAM and Artie’s, we present Artie’s Festival India. The festival brings high-quality Western Classical Music performances to Mumbai played by the finest young musicians who are handpicked for the festival! The current iteration of Artie’s Festival India will focus on a joyful and energetic program around the greatest opera arias, Vienna and gipsy music. The featured pieces will include works by Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, Bellini, Dvorak, ... Read More »