Francophonie Film Festival 2023

The Francophonie Month is here and we are excited to present a special line-up of movies from Francophone Consulates around the world!

Join us at Alliance Française de Bombay from 20 March – 27 March to enjoy cinema that will have you glued to the screen with suspense to clutching your seat with laughter!

Limited seats | Entry strictly on a first-come first-serve basis

Presenting the movie schedule for Francophonie 2023:

AU REVOIR LE BONHEUR (2021) – Consulate General of Canada
Directed by Ken Scott

Reuniting at their family home in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, four estranged brothers
agree to put aside their differences to pay one final tribute to their father. But then,
youngest brother Nicolas, loses their father’s ashes… But even as their reunion begins
to go hilariously off the rails, the brothers rediscover the power of their family bond.

The latest comedy from filmmaker Ken Scott is a heartfelt and fun film driven by
outstanding performances from an all-star cast.

François Arnaud, Antoine Bertrand, Louis Morissette, Patrice Robitaille

107 minutes

Date & Timing: Monday, 20 March | 6.30 pm

LA TERRE VUE DU COEUR (2018) – Québec Government Office in Mumbai
Directed by Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol

Scientists, writers and artists join Hubert Reeves and Frédéric Lenoir to sound a warning: biodiversity is under threat. While some humans are responsible for this crisis, others, in growing numbers, are tackling it head on and forging solutions. In this film dedicated to future generations, they remind us that life in all its forms is a fascinating and touching mystery … and that it is up to us to preserve it!

Cast: Hubert Reeves, Frédéric Lenoir, Karel Mayrand, Mario Cyr

Duration: 91 minutes

Date & Timing: Tuesday, 21 March | 6.30 pm

L’EMPLOYÉE DU MOIS (2021) – Consulate of Belgium
Directed by Véronique Jadin

Inès (45) may behave like a model employee at her job selling cleaning products, but
she isn’t recognized or paid properly. Under the blasé gaze of Mélody, the young
trainee, she decides to ask her boss for her first raise, but the situation gets out of

With her first feature, Véronique Jadin dares to make a grating, political, resolutely
feminist and joyfully outrageous comedy …

Cast: Jasmina Douieb, Laetitia Mampaka, Alex Vizorek, Peter Van den Begin

Duration: 78 mins

Date & Timing: Thursday, 23 March | 6.30 pm

À PLEIN TEMPS (2021) – Alliance Française de Bombay
Directed by Eric Gravel

Julie goes to great lengths to raise her two children in the countryside while keeping her job in a Parisian luxury hotel. When she finally gets a job interview for a position she had long been hoping for, a national strike breaks out, paralysing the public transport system. The fragile balance that Julie has established is jeopardised. Julie then sets off on a frantic race against time, at the risk of faltering.

Cast: Laure Calamy, Genevieven Mnich, Anne Suarez, Cyril Gueï

Duration: 85 mins

Date & Timing: Friday, 24 March | 6.30 pm

TAMBOUR BATTANT (2019) – Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai
Directed by François-Christophe Marzal

In Monchoux, a small Swiss village nestled on a mountainside, the residents seemingly have everything to be happy. However, at the beginning of spring in 1970, the community experienced an unusual commotion. Is it because of the upcoming vote to grant women the right to vote? Or is it because of the upcoming referendum on the deportation of foreign workers? No, it’s even worse: the village brass band has imploded!

Cast: Pierre Mifsud, Pascal Demolon, Sabine Timoteo, Jean-Luc Bideau

Duration: 90 mins

Date & Timing: Monday, 27 March | 6.30 pm