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Thierry Pécou : piano et clarinette

Thierry Pécou (1965) initially studied piano at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris before he went to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) to study orchestration and composition. Very early in his career, he realised that he needed to find other sources of inspiration than avant-garde and post modernism to be able to realise his dream ‘of making ... Read More »

Ciné club – Monsieur Klein

Monsieur Klein by Joseph Losey (1975) Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art – and it is easy for him to get ... Read More »

Ciné club – Le Nouveau

Le Nouveau by Rudi Rosenberg (2015) Benoit, the new kid at school, is bullied by a gang of arrogant boys. Determined not to be pushed around, Benoit organizes a big party, but only three students turn up. What if this bunch of losers was to be the best gang ever? TRAILER Read More »


Inauguration: Kolkata Photo Festival 2017 What is the importance of the ‘moment’ in photography, and in creative writing. Artists and writers compare. French photographers’ exhibition. Discussion on ‘In the Moment’ with Kunal Basu, Ram Rahman, Alka Pande, Anila Gill. Moderated by Raju Raman. If you visit our partner’s website (, you should find all the delegate bios uploaded Read More »

Dans le moment : An exhibition of French contemporary photography

The Alliance Française du Bengale, in conjunction with the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Harrington Street Arts Centre and Sampark Publishing House, have brought together the work of 9 French photographers, with the aim of displaying their images in both the setting of a gallery, and in the open air in public parks, with the intention of bringing the work to ... Read More »

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

Alliance française du Bengale is pleased to participate to the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2017 which will be held at the St. Paul’s Cathedral from 15th to 18th January. The events is open to all & free. You’ll be able to find the programs and more informations about it on the website of the festival. Read More »


Come and join us for an evening of cinema beyond the frontiers… 1. Screening of Documentary EXTREMISM DENIED (Directed by Anindya Chatterjee, Reported and documented by Somrita Bhattacharyya) 2. Announcement of the multilingual feature film HOMELAND- LA PATRIE and screening of the trailer. (The film is being directed by Anindya Chatterjee. Cast- Parambrata Chatterjee, Jonathan Dumontier, Ani Hovhannisyan, Varzu, Costume ... Read More »

Contemporary Artists from Vietnam

For the second consecutive year, the Alliance française du Bengale is pleased to collaborate with the Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam in India for an exhibition of works by Vietnamese artists. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled to be held on Monday 9th January 2017 at 7 pm at the ICCR. The exhibition will remain open till Saturday 14th January ... Read More »

Ciné club – Les Chevaliers Blancs

By Joachim Lafosse – 2015 Jacques Arnault who is the president of the NGO “Move for Kids” is preparing a strong humanitarian action in an African country : the evacuation of 300 young orphan who are victims of the civil war. A special plane will bring them to France where are waiting for them their future parents who have paid for ... Read More »

Screening of Les Beaux Jours at Basusree Cinema

For the eleventh film of the French film cycle presented by the Alliance française du Bengale and l’Institut Français en Inde in collaboration with Basusree Cinema, we are happy to screen for you Les Beaux Jours {Bright Days Ahead}, by the French film director Marion Vernoux. So, don’t forget to wake up on time, on Sunday 18th December 2016 and join us at 11 ... Read More »