Events

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

FRENCH CINEMA | Toute Première Fois

Toute Première Fois by Noémie Saglio, Maxime Govare (98′) Jeremie wakes up alongside a pretty woman – an unusual occurence since he is much more accustomed to waking up to his future husband Antoine. Is Jeremie really as gay as he thought he was? For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer in French ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – Tanguy

Tanguy by Étienne Chatiliez (108′) When he was a newborn baby, Tanguy’s mother told him that he could stay at home forever. 28 years later, he is an overeducated and womanizing professor who still lives with his parents. Will Tanguy finally leave when his parents join forces to make his life miserable? Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Subtitled in English Please refer to the Facebook Event via this link In partnership with Institut Français & ... Read More »

WORLD MUSIC DAY – FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE

Celebrated every 21st of June, Fête de la Musique or World Music Day is a global event which allows you to tune into live music in all its diversity! This year, Alliance Française de Bombay along with Gatecrash and SOCIAL brings you the unique opportunity to : Perform live! Witness some amazing performances by reputed musicians! 8 to 9 pm: DISCOVER NEW TALENT Amateur / semi-professional musicians (Indian Nationals) will send us a recorded demo by May 31, 2019. The best submissions will get ... Read More »