Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Francophonie Day on 20 March. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of Francophone countries to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values. The French language and its values represent the two cornerstones on which the International Organisation of La Francophonie is based.
This year, Alliance Française along with the Consulates of Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, Canada, Luxembourg and France will unite to honour French language values in a week-long festival bringing you films and music from the French speaking world.
FRANCE – Thu. 10th, 6.30 pm|La French / The Connection by Cédric Jimenez (135′)[button color=”blue” size=”small” link=”http://bombay.afindia.org/events/french-cinema-la-french-the-connection/” ]synopsis[/button]
QUEBEC – Fri. 11th, 6.30 pm | Gabrielle by Louise Archambault (102′)[button color=”blue” size=”small” link=”http://bombay.afindia.org/events/semaine-de-la-francophonie-quebec-cinema-gabrielle/” ]synopsis[/button]
CANADA – Sat. 12th, 6.30 pm | Canadian animation films (120′)[button color=”blue” size=”small” link=”http://bombay.afindia.org/events/semaine-de-la-francophonie-canadian-cinema-animation-films/” ]synopsis[/button]
BELGIUM – Mon. 14th, 6.30 pm | Pas son genre / Not My Type by Lucas Belvaux (101′)[button color=”blue” size=”small” link=”http://bombay.afindia.org/events/semaine-de-la-francophonie-belgium-cinema-pas-son-genre-not-my-type/” ]synopsis[/button]
LUXEMBOURG – Tue. 15th 6.30 pm | Dead Man Talking by Patrick Ridremont (101′)[button color=”blue” size=”small” link=”http://bombay.afindia.org/events/semaine-de-la-francophonie-luxembourg-cinema-dead-man-talking/” ]synopsis[/button]
SWITZERLAND – Wed. 16th, 6.30 pm | The Fortress by Fernand Melgar (100′)[button color=”blue” size=”small” link=”http://bombay.afindia.org/events/semaine-de-la-francophonie-swiss-cinema-the-fortress/” ]synopsis[/button]
Fri. 11th to Sun. 13th, 7.pm, Exp. theatre, NCPA | CONCERT – ARTIES
Sat. 12th, 4.pm, NCPA | MUSIC WORKSHOP – with ARTIES
Thu. 17th, 9.30pm, BlueFROG | CONCERT – LE PIED DE LA POMPE
Thu. 17th, 10.am, Furtados School of Music Bandra W. | MUSIC WORKSHOP – with Le Pied de la Pompe
For more information about the events, please check our website.