Events

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – La Tour, Rubens, & Le Lorrain

Le Tricheur à l’as de carreau by La Tour (1635) Les portraits d’Hélène Fourment by Rubens (1636) Port de mer au soleil couchant by Le Lorrain (1639) Le Tricheur à l’as de carreau is currently housed in the Louvre Museum is considered as a masterpiece amongst French paintings. Les portraits d’Hélène Fourment are probably the most personal paintings of the artist wherein he explores the different facets of Hélène’s personality. Port de mer au soleil couchant depicts a scene which, although although coming from the painter’s imagination, ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Crache coeur

Crache coeur by Julia Kowalski (83′) Jozef, a Polish man in his fifties, arrives in France to work in construction and to find his son Roman whom he had abandoned fifteen years earlier. He goes to Rose, the construction foreman’s daughter, to help him in his search. But the girl ends up falling hopelessly in love with Roman, and uses the information about the lost son for her own quest for Roman. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ... Read More »

PLAY READING | She No Princess, He No Hero

In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts and Metamorphosis Theatre Inc, we bring to you performed readings of Contemporary French Plays translated in English! For the 11th set of readings, we bring you Magali Mougel’s play She No Princess, He No Hero – the story of Leïli and Nils – two students in the same class who do not conform to the gender roles that society dictates. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – Amin

Amin by Philippe Faucon (91′) This film tells the story of Amin who came from Senegal nine years ago to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïsha and their three children. His work is his life and he only sees his family once or twice a year. The family have accepted this situation as a necessity – the money that Amin sends to Senegal provides for several people. However, everything changes when Amin meets Gabrielle and develops feelings for ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Les Chevaliers blancs

Les Chevaliers blancs by Joachim Lafosse (112′) Inspired by the events of the Zoé’s Ark controversy in 2007, the film tells the story of Jacques Arnault – the Chief of the NGO Move for Kids which requested humanitarian workers in Africa to help orphaned kids. Whilst the locals are under the impression that they are taking care of young children, the NGO is actually planning on taking the kids back to France to live with new families. Chaotic consequences ensue ... Read More »

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & DISCUSSION | Incertains Voyages

Incertains voyages by Anne de Giafferi (51′) They come from Albania, Mali, Gambia, Guinea, or Egypt. Isabelle, Erwin, Mohammed, Erry, Djibril, Elhadj, and Abdelrahim have made a tumultuous journey to Corsica. Placed under the care of Child Welfare Services, these young immigrants are called MNA (unaccompanied minors) in French and have to learn to rebuild their lives. Their existence is a constant countdown – as soon as they reach the legal age of majority, they will have to furnish documentation ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Les Confins du monde

Les Confins du monde by Guillaume Nicloux (103′) Indochina, 1945. Robert Tassen, a young French soldier, is the only survivor of a massacre in which his brother and sister-in-law were killed before his eyes. Blinded by his revenge, Robert embarks on a solitary and secret search for assassins. But his meeting with Mayi, a young Indochinese, will upset his beliefs. Will there be any solace for Tassen and the other men trapped in the middle of the jungle and surrounded ... Read More »

The Little Prince @ KALA GHODA 2020

Feb 9th (Sun), 3:30pm sharp, NGMA (Fort, Mumbai) In partnership with Banjara Theatre and Kala Ghoda 2020, we bring you a solo performed reading by Rashi Bunny of a new adaptation and translation of a playscript based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Classic French novella Le petit prince which tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe. In the process, he learns the vagaries of adult behaviour through a ... Read More »

PLAY READING | She No Princess, He No Hero

In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts and Metamorphosis Theatre Inc, we bring to you performed readings of Contemporary French Plays translated in English! For the 11th set of readings, we bring you Magali Mougel’s play She No Princess, He No Hero – the story of Leïli and Nils – two students in the same class who do not conform to the gender roles that society dictates. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Les Chatouilles

Les Chatouilles by Andréa Bescond et Eric Métayer (102′) Trigger Warning : Sensitive Subject Matter. Viewer discretion is advised. Oscillating between the past and present, the film looks at how a young girl, Odette, is groomed and abused by a family friend. The effects are far-reaching as the adult Odette struggles to comes to terms with her past through dance and therapy. The story plays itself out through her memories – we are offered just enough glimpses to confirm her ... Read More »