Queer Muslim project at AF Bombay

As part of the #MumbaiQueerPride2024 celebrations, Alliance Française de Bombay, along with the French Institute in India and The Queer Muslim Project bring to you the event – ‘India X France in Pride: Powering Queer Stories in Cinema’.

A celebration of Pride and LGBTQIA+ storytelling, the evening will feature a screening of the award-winning French film ‘Two of Us’, followed by a conversation on Pathways to Queer Inclusion in Cinema with prominent voices in the industry: Alankrita Shrivastava, Trinetra, Uzma Khan & Arvind Caulagi.

Event Free & Open for All | Registration Mandatory

 Friday, 2 February

 5:30 PM onwards

AF Bombay – Theosophy Hall

Event 1:  Two of Us (Deux) | Film Screening

Two of Us (Deux) is a 2019 French romantic drama film directed by Filippo Meneghetti. Selected as the French entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, the film encapsulates the story of 2 retired women who have been secretly in love for decades.

At once both quietly thrilling and tenderly romantic, Filippo Meneghetti Two of Us is a moving tribute to the unbreakable and steadfast bond of love.

“How refreshing to watch a film in which the sexuality and desire of women in their 70s is portrayed not as a novelty but simply part and parcel of their lives” – The Guardian

Run time: 1h35

Event 2: Discussion – Pathways to Queer Inclusion in Cinema

About the discussion: The discussion will weave together perspectives from the film industry, and look ahead towards a future of inclusivity, focussing on the need for more diverse representation behind the camera in order for us to see more queer stories driven by nuanced characters on screen. The panel will also explore the ways in which diverse queer narratives can drive meaningful change and contribute to affirmative narratives in the country.

Alankrita Shrivastava – Screenwriter and Director
Dr. Trinetra Haldar – Actor, Content Creator, Doctor
Uzma Khan – Associate Producer, Junglee Pictures
Arvind Caulagi – Filmmaker


The event is part of the culmination of the QueerFrames Screenwriting Lab. Led by The Queer Muslim Project, the Lab supports LGBTQIA+ storytellers with the tools, resources, and networks needed to boost their careers and tell stories that can drive meaningful change and contribute to new queer narratives from South Asia.

The 2023 edition of the Lab featured 10 diverse storytellers/screenwriters from different parts of India, who received creative guidance and mentorship from leading industry professionals to write and develop original short narrative fiction screenplays on queer themes.


Awarded the Cosmopolitan India Blogger Award for ‘LGBTQIA+ Voice of the Year 2022’, The Queer Muslim Project is South Asia’s leading digital and cultural platform for queer, Muslim and allied voices, with a growing global community of over 40,000 people. They use art, culture, and storytelling to challenge harmful stereotypes and norms, build power and visibility of underrepresented artists and storytellers, and enable them to shape their own narratives.