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Celebration – FRENCH NATIONAL DAY

Celebration – FRENCH NATIONAL DAY hosted by The Consul General of France with the support of  Keoilis Hyderabad, Bharathi Cement, Limagrain History : The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille, referring to 14 July 1789 when a massive crowd of Frenchmen rose up and invaded the prison, a symbol of the ancient regime, which …

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Presentation – HERITAGE AND MOBILITY

Presentation on Heritage and Mobility Urban Design Workshop – ENSAP Bordeaux in association with  Bordeaux Métropole and Architecture and Design Foundation India Context : During the 3rd week of June 2016, Architecture and Design Foundation India (ADFI), Bordeaux Metropole and Ensap Bx (school of architecture of Bordeaux) organized a workshop in Bordeaux. Seven Indian Architectures students, 2 Indian architects coordinators of …

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FRENCH FILM – ALCESTE A BICYCLETTE

About the film English Title: Bicycling With Molière Director :Patrice Le Guay First release: 2012 Casting: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa Duration: 101’ Genre: Comedy French with English subtitles Synopsis : Serge Tanneur, a once reasonably successful actor who, embittered by showbiz backstabbing, has quit the stage and now lives alone in a tumbledown house in the remote Île de Ré is tempted …

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FRENCH FILM – QUAI D’ORSAY

About the film English Title: The French Minister Director :Bertrand Tavernier First release: 2013 Casting: Thierry Lhermitte, Rapahël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Julie Gayet Duration: 135’ Genre: Comedy French with English subtitles Synopsis : Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style and very attractive. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. Arthur …

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SPECTACLE – LA FORET ÉBROUIFFÉE | JUNE 4

LA FORET ÉBOURIFFÉE in collaboration with : Bharathi Cement, Kalburgi Cement Private Ltd. , Oman Air, Institut Francais en Inde, Spedidam, Alliance Française Network A part of : Hyderabad Art Festival About the spectacle:  Directed by Christian and François Ben Aïm, La forêt ébouriffée is an art performance for all ages. This spectacle, between dance, theatre and tale, is adapted from a children’s book …

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FRENCH FILM – LA FRENCH

About the film English Title: The Connection Director :Cédric Jimenez First release: 2014 Casting: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lelouche, Céline Salette, Mélanie Doutey Duration: 135’ Genre: Period Crime, Thriller French with English subtitles Synopsis : This is a stylish, 70’s crime thriller inspired by true events. It tells the story of a real-life Marseille magistrate Pierre Michel and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious …

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FRENCH FILM – TOMBOY

About the film Director :Céline Sciamma First release: 2010 Casting:Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Sophie Carrani, Mathieu Demy Duration: 82’ Genre: Drama French with English subtitles Synopsis : Laure, 10 years old, is definitely a tomboy. She and her family have just moved into a new neighborhood. Although the little girl longs to make friends her age, she isn’t quite certain how to go about …

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FRENCH FILM – L’HOMME DE RIO

English Title :That Man from Rio Director :Philippe de Broca First release: 1963 Casting:Jean-Paul Belmondo, Francoise Dorléac, Jean Servais, Roger Dumas Duration: 110’ Genre: Comedy-Action French with English subtitles Synopsis : In this madcap adventure, a French air force pilot, Adrien Dufourquet, decides to visit his girlfriend in Paris. Unfortunately, she is kidnapped by a group who believes the girl can lead …

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CINE-CLUB : LES CHANSONS D’AMOUR

English Title :Love Songs Director :Christophe Honoré First release: 2007 Casting:Clotilde Hesme, Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier Duration: 100’ Genre: Drama Age suggested: 12+ French with English subtitles Synopsis : Julie’s boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, …

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Photography Exhibition – Le Corbusier in India by Ajay Bhatia

LE CORBUSIER IN INDIA | THE PLAY OF LIGHT  (A photographic tribute on his 50th Death Anniversary) Exhibition Open From March 15 to 30th between 10am-5pm Note from the author Chandigarh has the unique attribute of being the only completely inhabited city designed by Le Corbusier. I consider myself fortunate that this city has been my home for more than three decades now. During these years I have travelled to various parts of the world …

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