Foucault  against himself by François Caillat (52′) The film captures the energy and fierce intellect of the philosopher, introducing us to some of the key elements of his work, while acknowledging–even celebrating–its many contradictions.   In partnership with Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum & Institut Français Read More »


Alliance Française de Bombay is happy to present a special evening @ AFB: two Indian short-films and two French short-films will be screened on the theme of “Thriller Stories”.        Girl In Red by Saurabh Varma (17′) A mystery writer struggling with writer’s block, a garbage collector who knows too much and an enigmatic ‘Girl in Red’. How do their paths cross? À propos d’Anna / About Anna by  Émilie Noblet (27′) Anna, 30, returns to her homeland ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – True Friends / Amitiés sincères

True Friends / Amitiés sincères by  Stephan Archinard & François Prévôt-Leygonie (104′)   This film follows three middle-aged men who have known each other and enjoyed a happy friendship since childhood . But recent events threaten to ruffle the confidence they have that they know everything about each other and that secrets are for other people. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »


The wages of fear / Le salaire de la peur by Henri-Georges Clouzot (131′) In Central America, when an oil well catches fire, the Southern Oil Company sends out a call for long-distance truck drivers. The company hires four European men to drive two trucks over mountain dirt roads, loaded with nitro-glycerine needed to extinguish the flames. Through vivid dialogue, tense interactions and flashbacks, we become intimately acquainted with the four drivers who sign up for this death-defying mission. ♦Trailer♦ ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Sand Castles / Les châteaux de sable

Sand Castles / Les châteaux de sable by Olivier Jahan (102′)  Éléonore’s father has recently died and left her his house in Brittany, France. Business is no longer going well so the thirty-year-old photographer must absolutely sell the house. Incapable of going alone to this place where she has not returned since her father’s death, she sets out with Samuel, her ex, who she broke up with a while ago. But she is playing with fire, because she knows that ... Read More »

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – Sherazade & Lavionrose concert

  As part of Kala Ghoda Festival, Alliance Française de Bombay will present a French band, a collaboration between Sherazade and LavionRose. Sherazade’s songs are an image of her life, vibrant, sensual and mixed. Her lyrics, sung in Russian, Arabic, French, English, Armenian and Turkish are more than an invitation to travel. LavionRose is a dash of rock flirting with French song, Gipsy music and a touch of jazz… Pure energy! These four musicians offer an intense yet subtle concert, rich and melodious. ... Read More »

International women’s day | Antisocial evenings with AFB

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 given to a secret society of high-school girls determined to fight back against sexual abuse and day-to-day sexism; they are led by the charismatic Legs, and include the chubby Goldie, boy-obsessed Rita and serious Maddy, through whose narrative voice we see events proceed. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with antiSOCIAL & Institut Français    Read More »

NEW THIS MONTH: Antisocial evenings with AFB – Tomboy

WHAT’S NEW AT AFB?  This year, in collaboration with antiSOCIAL (Khar), Alliance Française de Bombay will be screening a film the first Tuesday of every month. Tomboy by Céline Sciamma (82′) The story follows a 10-year-old tomboy, Laure, who moves during the summer holiday with her family to a new neighbourhood. At this time of life, when everything is still fluid, she experiments with her gender identity. ♦Trailer♦ In partnership with antiSOCIAL Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Le bal des actrices / All About Actresses

Le bal des actrices / All About Actresses by Maïwenn Le Besco (105′) Maiwenn Le Besco is an actress who, after a less-than-distinguished career in the movies, sees her career being revitalized. Having doubts about her work and her motivations, she decides to make a documentary about some of France’s leading actresses. As Maiwenn’s subjects lose touch with reality, the actress is not faring much better as her relationship with her boyfriend begins to fall apart and her insecurities become ... Read More »