Exhibition : Commemoration of World War I

Opening evening of the commemoration of World War I Exhibition : Indian Soldiers during World War I in Europe Photo exhibition depicting life and involvement of Indian Soldiers during World War I. Along with the 57 exhibits, the German documentary film “The Halfmoon Files” will be part of the exhibition. Lecture by Prof. Arvind Ganachari: “The Great War Memory in British Imperial Design Reconsidered: Indian Realities” Professor Aravind Ganachari, former Head of the History Department, University of Mumbai, has published ... Read More »

Art Thursday : Cinema

On the occasion of Art Thursday, Alliance Française de Bombay and Sakshi Gallery will pay tribute to the Indian legend Amrita Sher-Gil Amrita Sher-Gil, une rapsodie Indienne  by Patrick Cazals (52′) For the indian people, Amrita Sher-Gil is a legend, a symbol. Born in Budapest in the early years of the Great War, this artist who was behind contemporary Indian painting died in the winter of 1941, at age 28. From Delhi to Bombay, and for all the artists of ... Read More »

Documentary : Eidi

Vikalp will present two films on the exclusive bonds of friendship Eidi (the gift)  by Pradipta Ray (28’) Soumya arrives in Calcutta to reunite with his close friend Ranjita, a transgender activist. A series of upheavals let out his insecurities, and inner demons, where Soumya, struggling to come to terms with his own identity is confronted with his own convoluted notions and double standards. Will their friendship stand the test of time? Dui Dhuranir Golpo (In-Between Days)  by Shankhajit Biswas ... Read More »

Monsoon project : Wine-tasting workshop

This workshop will give you a chance to understand the journey right from wine making through a video screening to the most fun step, wine tasting of Fratelli Wines, which makes premium wines from some of the grape varieties commonly used in France. Try a sip of the pale white and sweet Chenin Blanc or taste the full-bodied red Cabernet Sauvignon with its subtle earthy tones and an exclusive spiciness. Fees : 500 INR – Participants must be over 21 ... Read More »

Cinema : La Désintégration

La désintégration,  by Philippe Faucon (78’) Among the projects on the outskirts of Lille today. Ali, Nasser and Hamza, both twenty years old, meet Djamel, who is ten years older than them. In their eyes, Djamel seems like a charismatic, scathing big brother. An able manipulator, little by little he indoctrinates the three friends, knowing better than anyone their disappointments, weaknesses, and their rebellion faced with the society in which they’re born, but to which neither of the three feel ... Read More »

Monsoon project : Dance workshop

Join the workshop and try some dance steps with The Danceworx Company !!! The workshop will be conducted by Ashley Lobo (Initiation- No age limit) – Free participation Registration required : In partnership with The Danceworx Read More »

Monsoon Project : Theatre workshop

Come and play with The Drama School Mumbai ! The workshop will explore the idea of playfulness, storytelling and theatrical time/space. Based on the principles of Jacques Lecoq, the work will offer the artist an insightful approach to working on stage and a unique opportunity to return to the roots of what it is that makes live performance both vibrant and vital. Workshop conducted by Faezeh Jalali. Free participation Registration required :   In partnership with Theatre professionals / ... Read More »

Special event : A nos amours

Collaboration with Press-club Mumbai, introduction by Rafique Baghadi A nos amours by Maurice Pialat (102’) Suzanne is enjoying life, sneaking out to fool around with her boyfriend, flirting with sailors until two key events alter her life and drive her into an unfulfilling cycle of pleasure seeking–she sleeps with an American which drives off her boyfriend and her father leaves the family for another woman. After this she bounces from boy to boy and her relationship with her mother and ... Read More »

Indian Cinema : Siddharth

Siddharth, by Richie Mehta (96’) After sending his 12 year-old son Siddharth to find work, Mahendra (a chain-wallah who fixes broken zippers on the streets) is relieved – his financial burden will be alleviated. But when Siddharth fails to return home, Mahendra learns that he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources and no connections, he travels across India in pursuit, in the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed. In partnership ... Read More »

Exhibition : Volunteers in action across the world

6 pm | Discussion on “The experience of French NGOs working in India” with Sanjay Raut – State Coordinator, ASMAE & Ashwini Jog – Country Representative, Planète Urgence Please RSVP to | 22035993 | 7 pm | Photo exhibition by Jérémie Lusseau An international solidarity volunteer for 20 months, he has used photography to capture different forms of international solidarity.The exhibition will be presented in 20 countries. Aesthetic, professional and innovative, each picture highlights the daily work of ... Read More »