FRANCOPHONIE WEEK | QUEBEC CINEMA – Les mauvaises herbes / Bad seeds

Les mauvaises herbes / Bad seeds by Louis Bélanger (105′) Jacques is an actor who runs away to the countryside to escape his gambling debts. He meets Simon, a rough farmer who manipulates him into growing marijuana. The two men, soon joined by the sharp Francesca, learn to live together, but outside forces threaten the delicate balance of their little business…   ♦Trailer in French♦ In partnership with  Bureau du Québec à Mumbai     Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE WEEK | FRENCH CINEMA – A Decent Man / Je ne suis pas un salaud

FRANCOPHONIE WEEK You are cordially invited to join us for the inaugural film A Decent Man / Je ne suis pas un salaud by Emmanuel Finkiel (91′) After he is violently attacked in the street, Eddie wrongly accuses Ahmed. While the legal machine gets underway with Ahmed, Eddie attempts to win back his wife and son. But Eddie soon becomes aware of the seriousness of his accusation and he will do anything to establish the truth – even if it means losing everything.   ♦Trailer♦ ... Read More »


HIP HOP WORKSHOP Put your dancing shoes on! Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, this hip hop workshop by The Danceworx Company will put you in the groove! 200 for non-members | 100 Rs for students and members of Alliance Française de Bombay  Registration mandatory at Read More »


  Let’s celebrate the 4th edition of Café Philo in a new location, Qtube Café! Come and share your views on some philosophical topics: for this special edition, as it is Francophonie week, let’s focus on languages! No need to be an expert in Philosophy, everyone is welcome to discuss and exchange their thoughts in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Free entry – No registration necessary | Event in French & English Read More »

From literature to film @ Prithvi – Les yeux sans visage / Eyes Without a Face

Les yeux sans visage / Eyes Without a Face by Georges Franju (88′) After causing an accident that left his daughter Christiane severely disfigured, the brilliant surgeon Dr. Génessier works tirelessly to give the girl a new face. He does so however by kidnapping young women and attempting face transplants. He has been woefully unsuccessful to date. The doctor’s world begins to collapse around him when his daughter realizes what he has been doing. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Prithvi Theatre & Institut Français  Read More »

Goût de France | French documentary – Guerre et paix dans le potager

Alliance Française de Bombay is happy to screen Guerre et paix dans le potager by Jean-Yves Collet as part of the celebration of “Goût de France / Good France”, a unique opportunity to enjoy and share the taste of France! Guerre et paix dans le potager by Jean-Yves Collet (104′) The small vegetable garden of Moulin neuf is not a usual one: its gardeners have never used any chemical product in 20 years. This natural garden is filmed as if ... Read More »


On the occasion of FOCUS 2017, BIND will present the exhibition”Bodyguardlane”. In 2016, BIND was sent by an NGO to take portraits of people living in precarious conditions on the street named “Bodyguardlane”. To protect these people’s family photos, BIND has digitized them and will exhibit them for FOCUS 2017. A film made from these portraits gives a profound understanding of these families while questioning the notion of memory. Location: Rampart Row (outdoor exhibition) & Art entrance, Army Navy Building (publication and video) More info at Read More »

International women’s day | Antisocial evenings with AFB – Foxfire

On the 8th of March, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. For this special day, on Tue. 7th of March, in partnership with antiSOCIAL, Alliance française de Bombay will screen a film which explores the condition of American women in the 50s.   Foxfire by Laurent Cantet (143′) Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ teen-empowerment novel, the film explores the mindset of a group of rebellious teenagers in a small American town in the 1950s. ‘Foxfire’ is the name ... Read More »

International women’s day | French cinema – Mon cerveau a-t-il un sexe ?/ Does my brain have a gender?

Mon cerveau a-t-il un sexe ?/ Does my brain have a gender? by Laure Delesalle (52′)       Why do not men and women have the same behaviour patterns? Are the intellectual capacities of men and women different? Between the scientists, the debate is heated because the question is never neutral. From biological research to the lastest discoveries in human sciences, the film challenges our prejudices…                     In partnership with Institut Français de Paris ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Camille redouble / Camille rewinds

Camille redouble / Camille rewinds by Noémie Lvovsky (115′) Camille was only sixteen and still in high school when she fell in love with Eric, another student. They later married and had a child and were happy for a while. But now twenty-five years have passed and Eric leaves her for a younger woman. Bitter and desperate, Camille drinks so much liquor at a New Year Eve’s party that she falls into an ethylic coma and she finds herself… propelled ... Read More »