EMERGING PALETTES – Art Exhibition – Shrishti Art Gallery – 18th Aug to 14th Sept

EMERGING PALETTES Group exhibition of emerging artists Emerging Palettes is an annual art exhibition organized in collaboration with Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad and Shrishti Art Gallery. This exhibition of artworks by a select group of upcoming artists who have recently completed their Masters degree in Arts in the last four years, from across the country, is a platform to exhibit their initial creative endeavors. This ... Read More »

CINÉ CLUB – Happiness Never Comes Alone By James Huth – August 7

  Happiness Never Comes Alone (Un Bonheur N’arrive Jamais Seul)   by James HUTH Synopsis This 2012 Romantic Comedy French film is about Sacha Keller(Gad Elmaleh), who is only interested in one night stands and young women, and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte(Sophie Marceau), the divorced mother-of-three, ex-wife of one his employer’s powerful clients. Plot: ... Read More »


CINECLUB ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (2014) [Au bord du monde]   by Claus DREXEL   Paris by night. This is where Jeni, Wenceslas, Christine, Pascal and the others live. Homeless, they haunt sidewalks, bridges and subway corridors, on the edge of a world where society no longer protects them. They face us, they talk to us through a ... Read More »

F5IFF – French : Day 5 – Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks )

    Fantastic Five International Film Festival – French Films Day – 5   Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks ) by Dany Boon   Synopsis Welcome to the Sticks (Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis )  is a 2008 French comedy film directed and co-written by Dany Boon and starring Kad Merad and Boon himself. Dany Boon wrote, directed and costars in this rousing rural comedy about a man ... Read More »

F5IFF – French : Day 4 – La Graine et le Mulet (The Secret of the Grain)

  Fantastic Five International Film Festival – French Films Day – 4 La Graine et le Mulet (The Secret of the Grain)  by Abdellatif Kechiche    Synopsis The Secret of the Grain ( La graine et le mulet, also released internationally as Couscous) is a 2007 Franco-Tunisian drama film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film stars Habib Boufares as an aging immigrant from the Maghreb whose ambition to establish a successful ... Read More »

French Film Week (Fantastic 5) – Day 3 – VATEL By Roland Joffé

  VATEL By Roland Joffé   Synopsis:   Vatel is a 2000 historical drama film directed by Roland Joffé, written by Jeanne Labrune and starring Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Timothy Spall, Julian Glover and Julian Sands. The film, based on the life of 17th-century French chef François Vatel, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction – Set Decoration. The film opened the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.   Plot The story takes place in ... Read More »

French Film Week (Fantastic 5) – Day 2 – Manon des sources

    Manon des sources (Manon of the  Spring) by Claude Berri Manon des Sources  meaning Manon of the Spring is a 1986 French language film. Directed by Claude Berri, it is the second of two films adapted from the 1966 two-volume novel by Marcel Pagnol, who wrote it based on his own earlier film of the same title. It is the sequel to Jean de ... Read More »

Fantastic 5 International Film Festival – French Films Week

  These are the 5 films chosen for the French Film week at Ravindra Bharathi. La môme —  Monday  16th  July Manon des sources — Tuesday 17th July Vatel —  Wednesday  18th July La graine et le Mulet —  Thursday  19th July Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis — Friday 20th July   Read More »


  LA MȎME (LA VIE EN ROSE) by Olivier DAHAN La Vie en Rose (La Môme) is a 2007 French biographical musical film about the life of French singer Édith Piaf. The film was co-written and directed by Olivier Dahan, and starred Marion Cotillard as Piaf. The US and UK title La Vie en Rose comes from Piaf’s signature song. Marion Cotillard portrays Piaf, the superstar once raised by her grandmother ... Read More »


CINECLUB 3 Coeurs (2014) by Benoit JACQUOT Marc misses his train to return to Paris, in a small provincial station. He asks a young woman in a coffee shop for advise to find a hotel. Sharing secrets and jokes, both spend the night wandering the streets. They set up an appointment at the Tuileries Garden in Paris, the following Friday, ... Read More »