Events

FRENCH CINEMA | Marche ou crève

Marche ou crève by Tatiana-Margaux Bonhomme and Margaux Bonhomme (85′) Elisa is an enthusiastic and hotheaded teenager who’s hoping to enjoy her last summer at home in Vercors before moving away and striking out on her own. But the one to move out ends up being her mother, leaving Elisa and her father to take care of Elisa’s older sister, Manon, who has mental and physical disabilities. The ever-increasing weight of this burden pushes Elisa from love to hate  and ... Read More »

CONCERT | FKBass Holograms

We bring you the unique concert FKBass Holograms featuring the FKBass – an augmented bass developed by Floy Krouchi and inspired by Indian music and its most ancient instrument i.e. the Rudra Veena! Using electronics and real-time transformation, Krouchi plays with a curious soundscape shifting between noise-based pulsations and amplified silences to create what she calls electronic ragas. Each solo is a unique piece – recorded at a precise moment in time and catalogued like an artefact. Bass Holograms and ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Le Caravage, Piero Della Francesca, & Persian Miniatures

Cycle de Saint-Matthieu by Le Caravage (around 1600) La flagellation by Piero Della Francesca (around 1610) Les jardins du paradis – a series of Persian Miniatures (around 1620-24) We present short screenings on three famous artists. The three adjacent Caravaggio canvases which comprise the Cycle de Saint-Matthieu represent a decisive shift towards a more naturalistic and subject-oriented art. La flagellation is renowned for its unusual and complex composition. Its iconography has been the subject of widely differing theories. Les jardins ... Read More »

CONCERT | Khushboo

We bring to you the Indo-French Concert Khushboo – the result of original and innovative meetings between different virtuosos who have mastered their individual crafts over several years! Sarangi Maestro Murad Ali Khan and French composer Titi Robin (compositions, bouzoug, guitar) have been working together on joint artistic projects for the last decade. Padma Shri Gulabo Sapera and Titi Robin began their collaboration in the early 90s with the Gitans album, the first of a long series of recording, videos, ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Les Chatouilles

Les Chatouilles by Andréa Bescond et Eric Métayer (102′) Trigger Warning : Sensitive Subject Matter. Viewer discretion is advised. Oscillating between the past and present, the film looks at how a young girl, Odette, is groomed and abused by a family friend. The effects are far-reaching as the adult Odette struggles to comes to terms with her past through dance and therapy. The story plays itself out through her memories – we are offered just enough glimpses to confirm her ... Read More »

PLAY READING | She No Princess, He No Hero

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 do not conform to the gender roles that society dictates. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Les Confins du monde

Les Confins du monde by Guillaume Nicloux (103′) Indochina, 1945. Robert Tassen, a young French soldier, is the only survivor of a massacre in which his brother and sister-in-law were killed before his eyes. Blinded by his revenge, Robert embarks on a solitary and secret search for assassins. But his meeting with Mayi, a young Indochinese, will upset his beliefs. Will there be any solace for Tassen and the other men trapped in the middle of the jungle and surrounded ... Read More »

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & DISCUSSION | Incertains Voyages

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 the legal age of majority, they will have to furnish documentation ... Read More »