THE ROOT REEL @ AF: Miss Lovely

The Bombay trilogy, 3rd movie : Miss Lovely (83′) by Ashim Ahluwalia Set in the lower depths of Bombay’s “C” grade film industry, Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sex horror films in the mid-1980s. A sordid tale of betrayal and doomed love, the film dives into the underbelly of Bollywood. In partnership with The Root Reel   Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA – Les enfants du paradis – Boulevard du crime (première époque)

Les enfants du paradis – boulevard du crime (première époque)  by Marcel Carné (87’) Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman, Garance, loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and, most poignantly, a mime. With sensitivity and dramatic élan, director Marcel ... Read More »

CONFERENCE : The Bionico Project by Nicolas Huchet

After his forearm was amputated in a work accident, Nicolas Huchet made his own robotic hand from a Fab lab (a small-scale workshop offering personal digital fabrication) and conceived the Bionico project, based on open source technology. It is an enhanced myoelectric prosthesis, designed to help amputees regain independence in their daily lives. Nicolas Huchet will present and explain his project during this conference. His objective is to prove that it is possible for everybody to access such technology at ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA : Aïssa | Le retour | La virée à Paname | Shadow

During a month, Unifrance films is launching the 5th edition of the on-line French film festival : It aims to showcase the young generation of French filmmakers and enable internet users from all over the world to access all the films and share their love of French cinema. On this occasion, Alliance Française de Bombay will screen some movies from the platform. Aïssa by Clément Tréhin-Lalanne (8′) Aïssa is Congolese. She is in an illegal immigrant in France. She ... Read More »


Felix and Meira by Maxime Giroux (105′) Felix is a penniless dreamer whose wealthy father is dying. Meira is a Hasidic Jew, who is married and the mother of a child; she is also in search of novelty. They fall in love with each other. Felix and Meira is the story of an impossible love between two people who want to experience what they do not know, two people from two different communities who are simultaneously closed and open in their ... Read More »


La garde by Sylvain Archambault (97′) Luc Bisaillon cannot see his teenage son because of a violent incident that occurred while the latter was still a toddler. Luc regularly violates the order of the court and every time spends a few days in prison. One day he decides to take his son, Samuel, to hunt deer in the woods. Between them, the discomfort is palpable, but they gradually get closer. Then something happens and Luc is seriously injured. It is ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA : La vierge, les coptes et moi

La vierge, les coptes et moi  by Namir Abdel Messeeh (91′) Namir is a French filmmaker of Egyptian origin who returns to his home town in Egypt to make a film about the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary among the Christian Coptic community. Initially supposed to be a documentary, the movie finally turns into a tragic comedy where Namir will be the main character… In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

VIKALP @ AF : The superstars of Koti

New Year Special! Preview Screening of a New Film The superstars of Koti by Anuj Adlakha, Farha Alam (75′) “The Superstars of Koti is a documentary feature about three teenage boys in a mountain village in India whose lives get entwined to each other through the revered deity of their area. In a macrocosm evolved out of an ancient belief where the Deity inhabits a few chosen ones, the 3 boys in their respective hierarchical roles reflect upon paths that ... Read More »

CONCERT: Western Classical music

Western Classical music : Violin (Philippe Graffin), Cello (Henri Demarquette) and Piano (Jean-Bernard Pommier) Tickets: Rs. 750/500 Available at NCPA Box Office Philippe Graffin enjoys a very busy international career as a soloist and chamber musician. He is the champion of  forgotten pieces for violin and performs a great deal of contemporary music written exclusively for him. Henri Demarquette,  has emerged as one of the most sought-after cellists on the international circuit. He plays all over the world with leading musicians ... Read More »


Rendez-vous à Kiruna by Anne Novion (97’) Ernest, a famous architect, lives only for his work. One day, he receives a call from the Swedish police, which makes him decide to travel far away to Kiruna, in Lapland. He must go there to identify the corpse of a perfect stranger, the son that he’s never known. He crosses paths with Magnus, a young, sensitive man who is the total opposite of the authoritarian and suspicious Ernest. This journey in the ... Read More »