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: La Moufle / The Mitten by Clémentine Robach (8’30)

It is snowing. Lily and her grandfather are making a little bird house to help the birds survive over the winter. “But where do the other animals in the garden find shelter in winter?” wonders the little girl. So she puts one of her mittens at the foot of the tree where they have fastened the bird house.


The Tale of Iya / Iya monogatari: Oku no hito by Tetsuichiro Tsuta (169′)


The teenaged Haruna lives with ‘Grandpa’ near a village high in the Iya Valley, Japan. Now only a handful of the original villagers remains, outnumbered by a construction company digging a tunnel and a commune of Western gap-year students who protest noisily against the work. A new arrival, Kudo, joins the villagers in search of a life closer to nature.

The film is suffused with a dreamy surreality, in which the villagers’ modest, humble lives are seemingly eternal altough their valley is facing a big change.


In partnership with DIFF & Institut Français