Events

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 »

FRENCH NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION!

The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. AF will celebrate the Bastille Day with a party in true French style. On this day you can expect music, dance, food, drinks, and lots of fun. There will also be a prize distribution ceremony felicitating the winners of ... Read More »

Fête de la Musique – 20 June

 On this day, the whole world celebrates music in its different forms and manifestations through the “Fête de la Musique”, a day dedicated to the promotion of music, created by the French Ministry of Culture which first took place in 1982 in Paris. Since this first edition, this event has known a growing success, and has become an international highlight of ... Read More »

Film – OMBLINE

Alliance Française of Hyderabad Welcomes you to watch (Free entry, seating on first come first basis ) “OMBLINE” with English subtitles  by French Film Director Stéphane Cazes (Duration: 96 min) Year: 2012 Sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a policeman as he was arresting her drug dealer boyfriend, Ombline discovers she is pregnant. Her boyfriend gets accidently killed during the raid ... Read More »