Cultural Events

Screening of Two Flags | directed by Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Program – The screening of the film ‘TWO FLAGS‘ directed by Pankaj Rishi Kumar – Followed by an interactive session between the director and the audience About the film ‘Two Flags‘ chronicles the life and politics of a quaint French town: Pondicherry. As the 4600 Tamil French people belonging to the Tamil ethnic community, gear up for the French Presidential elections (2017) the film explores the idea of ... Read More »

Night of Theatre 11

Presented by Trimukhi Platform in partnership with Les Pas Perdus,  French Embassy in India / Institut Français + Ville de Marseille, Alliance Française du Bengale, Ik-Nag AND MACE, Night of Theatre n°11, the eleventh edition of this amazing night-long festival of contemporary performing and collaborative arts, will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at and around Trimukhi Cultural Centre in the Santhal tribal village of Borotalpada, West Bengal, India. Four French artists from Les Pas Perdus, Marseille, ... Read More »

book launch and readings from  OVER AND UNDERGROUND IN MUMBAI & PARIS

  Program – Fabrice Plançon, the Director of Alliance française du Bengale 
will launch the book, OVER AND UNDERGROUND IN MUMBAI & PARIS – Sampurna Chattarji will be in conversation with Ruchira Das About the book “Elegiac, unsettling, gorgeous: a tale of two cities, two poets, and an urgent epistolary exchange”                    – Jeet Thayil The book OVER AND ... Read More »

Literary Sessions with Franco-Lebanese Graphic Novelist Joseph Safieddine and Illustrator Thomas Cadène

 Programme Author Joseph Safieddine in conversation with illustrator Thomas Cadène About the authors Joseph Safieddine isn’t the same person as Gabriel El Chatawi, the hero of his last album, but he could be. Born in France to a Franco-Lebanese family, and dividing his life between Paris, and Beirut and Tyre in Lebanon, the graphic novel “Yallah Bye” (Le Lombard 2015, ... Read More »

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Synopsis : To commemmorate the International Holocaust day, Indian Pluralism Foundation in association with Alliance Française du Bengale, American Jewish Committee and Foundation for Ethnic Understanding presents <TORN FROM HOME>. With the aim of spreading peace and harmony, as well as to honour the Holocaust victims, it will be an evening of pledge to fight racism and end xenophobia. Program ... Read More »

AKLF 2019 : Café Litteraire

Program: 18.1.2019 : Still the Second Sex? Sixty years after her pioneering feminist text, can we learn anything from Simone de Beauvoir? Join the discussion with Ruchira Gupta, Paromita Chakravarti and Saikat Majumdar.  19.1.2019 : Chinmoy Guha, one of India’s foremost French scholars will deliver a talk on modern French poetry.  20.1.2019 : Leonora Miano, the widely celebrated French author who is currently ... Read More »

Exhibition : Livre En Vie

Program : An exhibition of 50 excellent photographs by Jean-Marc GODÈS that reflects an artistic melange of books and our daily life About the artist : Jean-Marc GODÈS is an artist photographer. His artistic research is entirely dedicated to the promotion of the book through photography. On the borders of the real and the imaginary, Jean Marc GODÈS’s photographic productions ... Read More »

Pt Ranajit Sengupta Trio feat. Andre Krengel

Program : Siddha Foundation in collaboration with Alliance Française du Bengale hosts in a music concert Pt Ranajit Sengupta on sarode and Mandolin, Andre Krengel on guitar and Kousik Banerjee on tabla. About the musicians : Pandit Ranajit Sengupta is one of the youngest top grade sarode performers and music composers of India. An All India Radio artiste, he has ... Read More »

Screening of ‘The Lighthouse, The Ocean and The Sea’: A Documentary by Ashoke Viswanathan

    Program – Screening of the documentary ‘The Lighthouse, The Ocean and The Sea’ by internationally acclaimed film director Ashoke Viswanathan. – It will be followed by a discussion among Dr. Hari Shankar Vasudevan, Prof. Ashoke Viswanathan and Dr. Chinmoy Guha. About the director Ashoke Viswanathan is a Bengali Indian filmmaker and theatre personality, based in Kolkata, India. Viswanathan is ... Read More »