Mumbai Gallery Weekend (MGW) began in 2012 as a collaborative initiative by the city’s leading contemporary art galleries. The aim was to inject fresh energy into the art scene in Mumbai. This art-focused weekend has become one of the most valuable fixtures in Mumbai’s cultural calendar.

Alliance Française de Bombay will be participating for the first time in Mumbai Gallery Weekend by screening two documentaries in partnership with the French Institute in India.

Roland Barthes – Le théâtre du langage by Thierry Thomas (55′) 

Based on archival footage, this film is a vibrant (self) portrait of Roland Barthes – a passionate decipherer of signs, writer, and major figure of Structuralism in France. It gives us a glimpse into his charm, his precise and contagious intelligence, the fluidity of his language, his look and the tone of his voice, and inevitably his haunting melancholy.

Subtitled in English | Free and open to everyone | No registration needed

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In partnership with Mumbai Gallery Weekend and Institut Français