international cinema


One of the main aims of DIFF is to bring high quality, independent films along with their filmmakers from around the world to Dharamshala in order to enrich knowledge and understanding of other societies, cultures and ideas.

This month, Alliance Française De Bombay is happy to offer you the screening of three films selected for 2016.


As Institut Français celebrates “La Fête du cinéma d’animation” from the 1st to the 31st of October, Alliance Française De Bombay is pleased to present some of the best French short animated films selected for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival these last five years.

These short films will be screened before every film at Alliance Française auditorium this month.

Short animated film: Lettres de femmes by Augusto Zanovello (10′)

On the battle fields of the First World War, the nurse Simon patches up the shattered faces of the infantrymen with love letters. These words from beloved women have the power to heal the wounds of these paper soldiers. Untouched by the attacks and unblemished in his white uniform, Simon himself seems immune to injury. So what’s his secret? When death happens where it is least expected it, can these words on paper still ease the pain?


The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer (99′)


Indonesian optometrist Adi travels from house to house performing eye tests and interviewing unrepentant locals who were involved in mass slaughter during the anti-communist ‘purge’ of 1965 to 1966. Among their victims were Adi’s older brother, Ramli. Out of concern for his safety, Adi is not fully identified, and many of the film’s crew are credited only as ‘anonymous’.


In partnership with DIFF & Institut Français