Events

CONCERT | Khushboo

We bring to you the Indo-French Concert Khushboo – the result of original and innovative meetings between different virtuosos who have mastered their individual crafts over several years! Sarangi Maestro Murad Ali Khan and French composer Titi Robin (compositions, bouzoug, guitar) have been working together on joint artistic projects for the last decade. Padma Shri Gulabo Sapera and Titi Robin began their collaboration in the early 90s with the Gitans album, the first of a long series of recording, videos, ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Le Caravage, Piero Della Francesca, & Persian Miniatures

Cycle de Saint-Matthieu by Le Caravage (around 1600) La flagellation by Piero Della Francesca (around 1610) Les jardins du paradis – a series of Persian Miniatures (around 1620-24) We present short screenings on three famous artists. The three adjacent Caravaggio canvases which comprise the Cycle de Saint-Matthieu represent a decisive shift towards a more naturalistic and subject-oriented art. La flagellation is renowned for its unusual and complex composition. Its iconography has been the subject of widely differing theories. Les jardins ... Read More »

CONCERT | FKBass Holograms

We bring you the unique concert FKBass Holograms featuring the FKBass – an augmented bass developed by Floy Krouchi and inspired by Indian music and its most ancient instrument i.e. the Rudra Veena! Using electronics and real-time transformation, Krouchi plays with a curious soundscape shifting between noise-based pulsations and amplified silences to create what she calls electronic ragas. Each solo is a unique piece – recorded at a precise moment in time and catalogued like an artefact. Bass Holograms and ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Marche ou crève

Marche ou crève by Tatiana-Margaux Bonhomme and Margaux Bonhomme (85′) Elisa is an enthusiastic and hotheaded teenager who’s hoping to enjoy her last summer at home in Vercors before moving away and striking out on her own. But the one to move out ends up being her mother, leaving Elisa and her father to take care of Elisa’s older sister, Manon, who has mental and physical disabilities. The ever-increasing weight of this burden pushes Elisa from love to hate  and ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Continuer

Continuer by Joachim Lafosse (84′) Sybille, a divorced mother, can’t stand watching her teenage son Samuel slip into a violent and meaningless life. She is also struggling with her own demons, past and present. As a last resort, she takes Samuel on a long journey across Kyrgyztan. Accompanied only by their two horses, mother and son face the magnificent yet hostile natural environment, its dangers, its rewards, its people, and above all each other! For members of AF Bombay only ... Read More »

DISCUSSION | Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry

We present a panel discussion on Prof. Aditi Sriram’s book Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry. The book presents the biography of a city which weaves stories of people and events with equal dexterity. It evokes the Pondicherry that is at once obviously French and yet profoundly Indian. Beyond the Boulevards draws fine sketches of the people who inhabit the city now and the ones who moulded it. It is there that Le Gentil, Sri Aurobindo, and ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA @ PRITHVI – L’adieu à la nuit

L’adieu à la nuit by André Téchiné (104′) This film tells the story of Muriel – a confident woman who spent her childhood in Algeria and who breeds horses in France along with running an almond plantation. Muriel seems to enjoy a fulfilled life and is overjoyed when her grandson decides to visit her before taking up a job in Canada. But all is not as it seems and Muriel soon discovers that Alex has more dangerous plans. Caught between ... Read More »

CONCERT | Guillaume Barraud Quartet

We bring you a concert with the Guillaume Barraud Quartet featuring Guillaume Barraud (bansuri & compositions), Tam de Villiers (electric guitar), Johann Berby (bass guitar), and Xavier Roge (drums). An exhilarating fusion of Indian Music and contemporary jazz with some of Paris’ finest musicians, the quatret refracts the spirit of India through the prism of jazz. Their soundscape floats timelessly whilst bubbling with restless energy by setting the pure tones of the bansuri against hard-edged electric guitar and grooving bass ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Damien veut changer le monde

Damien veut changer le monde by Xavier De Choudens (99′) Damien works in a primary school and leads a quiet life. To rescue one of his young students, Bahzad, and his mother from imminent expulsion from the country, Damien convinces his sister Mélanie, her best friend Rudy, and a bunch of unlikely pals to take the law into their own hands and accompany him in his new fight. But will this good deed bear sweet fruit? For members of AF ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | 100 kilos d’étoiles

100 kilos d’étoiles by Marie-Sophie Chambon (100′) The 16-year old Lois has just one dream – becoming an astronaut!  Although she’s gifted in Physics, she has a big problem: Lois weighs over 200 pounds – a family trait that she is inescapably stuck with. Just when everything seems lost, she meets Amélie, Stannah, and Justine: three teenagers who are just as disappointed by the idiosyncrasies of life like she is but who are willing to do anything to leave with ... Read More »