Events

SHORT FILMS | Très Court Film Festival

June 13th (Thu) + June 14th (Fri) | 6:30 pm onwards on both days | Theosophy Hall For the first time in India, we bring you exclusive screenings from the Très Court International Film Festival in partnership with Très Court International Film Festival, Institut Français, and TV5 Monde. This festival will take place simultaneously in over 80 cities in France and 20 other countries. The goal is to represent the très court format which consists of films of any genre (fiction, animation, ... Read More »

PLAY READING | Pockets Full Of Bread

It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the tenth set of readings, we will focus on Pockets full of Bread by Matei Vișniec – a satire about human nature talking about regular, everyday people … sometimes cynical, sometimes shallow who are witty and ridiculous, generous and cowardly at the same ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | L’Aveu

L’Aveu by Costa-Gavras (140′) A man belonging to the Czechoslovakian government is charged with treason. He is then tortured in a horrific manner. Years later he comes face to face with his tormentor. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Extract ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Tilaï

Tilaï by Idrissa Ouédraogo (81′) Set in Burkina Faso before the French colonized the region, this film chronicles the plight of Saga, who returns to his family’s village and discovers that the woman he was in love with, Nogma (Ina Cissé), has married his father. This doesn’t prevent the couple from seeing each other again, however. But when it’s discovered that Saga and Nogma have slept together – which the law considers incest – Saga’s brother is ordered to kill ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Ingres, Manet, and Renoir

Le bain turc by Ingres (1859-63) Olympia by Manet (1865) Le bal du moulin de la Galette by Renoir (1876) Le Bain Turc is an oil painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres painted in a highly erotic style that evokes both the Near East and earlier Western styles associated with mythological subject matter. Olympia is a painting by Édouard Manet which caused shock and astonishment when the painting was first exhibited because a number of details in the picture identified her as ... Read More »

PLAY READING | The Night Just Before The Forests

It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the ninth set of readings, we will focus on The Night Just Before the Forests by Bernard-Marie Koltès – a one-man show poetically chronicling the exploits of an unnamed narrator as he grapples with urban alienation. Free and open to everyone | Registration ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Z

Z by Costa-Gavras (125′) Based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Vassilis Vassilikos, Z presents a thinly fictionalized account of the events surrounding the assassination of democratic Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Run

Run by Philippe Lacôte (102′) Run has taken off after killing his country’s Prime Minister. The various lives he has lived flash before his eyes: his childhood with Master Tourou, greedy Gladys, and his militia past. None of these lives were his choice but he stumbled on each of them as he fled the one before. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Excerpt ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

MY FRANCOPHONIE | Notre-Dame de Paris

Join us for the 7th session of My francophonie – a series of workshops that will give you a taste of different aspects of francophone cultures! For this session, we will focus on Notre-Dame de Paris, its history, and why it is such an emblematic monument for the French. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – Ma femme s’appelle Maurice

Ma femme s’appelle Maurice by Jean-Marie Poiré (105′) Georges, a wealthy Parisian, has a mistress who wants to marry him. But he has no intention of divorcing his wife who is the source of his money. When the mistress threatens to reveal everything to Georges’ wife, he asks a random stranger to pose as her instead. But will things really go as planned? Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Subtitled in English Please refer to the ... Read More »