Events

SHORT FRENCH FILMS FOR KIDS

1st Session: 11:00am at Alliance Française Auditorium L’oeil du loup (1998) – 26 min The eye of the wolf Edmond était une  âne (2012), 15 min Edmond was a donkey Les 3 inventeurs (1980) – 13 min The 3 inventors Le génie de la bôite de raviolis (2006) – 7 min The genius of the raviolis box Mustapha et la clematite (2014) – ... Read More »

FRENCH FILM : Polisse

 A French film directed by Maiwenn (with English Subtitles) Year: 2011 Duration: 127 minutes Age suggested: 16+ years Free entry, seating on first come first basis Synopsis The daily grind of the police department’s Juvenile Protection Unit – taking in child molesters, busing underage pickpockets; interrogating abusive parents, taking statements from children, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity and laughing uncontrollably at unthinkable times. How do these ... Read More »

FRENCH FILM : Entre Les Murs (The Class)

 A French film directed by Laurent Cantet (with English Subtitles) Year: 2008 Duration: 128 minutes Age Suggested: 12+ years Free entry, seating on first come first basis Synopsis François Marin is a French language and literature teacher at an inner-city Paris high school. As the new school year begins, he introduces himself to his new class and begins the arduous process of reaching out to each one ... Read More »

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Yannick Cormier

As a part of the Indian Photography Festival         Who is Yannick Cormier ? Yannick Cormier was born in 1975 in France. He worked at Studio Astre in Paris while also pursuing photography education at CIFAP in the early 2000’s. After years of working as an assistant for Patrick Swirc, William Klein and for magazines such as ... Read More »

Conference – André Malraux and India by Prof. Peter Tame

Who is André Malraux and What is his connection to India? André Malraux (1901-1976) was a French adventurer, award-winning author, statesman known for his interest in archaeology. He was the first Minister for Culture in France, from 1959 to 1969. He came to India and travelled extensively throughout Indo-China. India was for Malraux a land of Gandhi, whom he had never ... Read More »

French Film – Bande de filles / Girlhood by Céline Sciamma

  Drama- with English subtitles  by French Film Director Céline Sciamma (Duration: 1h 53min) Year: 2014 It is a coming of age film that focuses on the life of Marieme (Karidja Toure), a girl who lives in a rough neighborhood right outside of Paris. The film discusses and challenges conceptions of race, gender and class; Sciamma’s goal was to capture ... Read More »

Bitter Chocolate – A Play by Sutradhar

CASTING Vinay Varma, Parveen Bastawalla, Raji Nair, Ganesh Nallari, Supriya Aysola and Shayontoni Ghosh. The play has been directed by Vinay Varma. ABOUT THE PLAY Bitter Chocolate is a play composed of stories from National Award winning journalist Pinki Virani’s book. The book provides an unapologetic and honest look at the rampant problem of child sexual abuse in our country, ... Read More »

French Film – 3 Coeurs / 3 Hearts by Benoît Jacquot

Drama/Romance- with English subtitles  by French Film Director Benoît Jacquot (Duration: 106 min) Year: 2014 6 NOMINATIONS! 4 for Lumiere Awards, France 2015 1 for Prix Louis Delluc 2014 1 for Venice Film Festival 2014 Synopsis One night, after missing his train back to Paris, Marc finds himself stranded in a provincial town. Here he meets an attractive woman named ... Read More »

French Film – Maestro by Léa Fazer

a warm-hearted French comedy- with English subtitles  by French Film Director Léa Fazer (Duration: 81 min) Year: 2014 Awards/Nominations Chicago International Film Festival 2014 Magritte Awards, Belgium 2015 Synopsis Henry, a young actor, finds himself cast in a movie by the legendary independent filmmaker Cédric Rovère. Even though the conditions during the shoot aren’t quite what Henri expected, he is won ... Read More »

Concert and Demonstration – Medieval Music

Solane Michon, Florence Nowak, Pauline Schill and Nolwenn Tardy are four young musicians, specialists in Western Medival music. These musicians will be touring India to conduct workshops and deliver lectures about ancient. The classical European music did not start with Mozart and Beethoven, there was music before XVIIIth century, which today we call the Medival music. This music uses specific ... Read More »