Cultural Events

Ciné club – Les malheurs de Sophie

Les malheurs de Sophie by Christophe Honoré (2015) From her castle the little Sophie cannot resist to the temptation of what is forbidden and what she loves above all is to play tricks with her cousin Paul. One day she gets over happy when she learns that her parents have decided that they’ll shift to America. One year later she is ... Read More »

Variable Interval Reinforcement

VARIABLE INTERVAL REINFORCEMENT Live Cinema performance by Francesca Fini VARIABLE INTERVAL REINFORCEMENT is an A/V “Live Cinema” performance using found footage, old movie fragments and ephemeral bites of educational and scientific films from the 30s to the 70s in America. Social experiments, lab tests and anthropological documentaries are woven together by an hectic digital live editing that tells the story ... Read More »

Conversation after the Night

                Alliance Française du Bengale in association with Institut Français en Inde and Trimukhi Platform (Jean-Frédéric Chevallier) invites the philosopher Patrice Maniglier (France), the sound artist  André-Éric Létourneau (Canada), the theatre director Cuqui Jerez (Spain) and the performer Yazel Parra Nahmens (Venezuela) to share their thought after their experience in Borotalpada Santhal Village during Night of Theatre n°9 / La Nuit ... Read More »

The Night of Theatre n°9 / La nuit des idées n°1

Alliance francaise du Bengale is pleased to participate in organising  the Night of Theatre n°9 / La nuit des idées. This unique night-long festival of contemporary performing arts and inventive thought is scheduled on Saturday 28th January 2017 at Trimukhi Cultural Centre in the Santhal tribal village of Borotalpada (West Bengal, India). During the night-long event, artists and thinkers from Kolkata, Paris, Madrid ... Read More »

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 »