Cultural Events

French Film for Schools at Basusree Cinema

Alliance française du Bengale and Institut Français en Inde are screening a French Film for children at Basusree Cinema onSaturday October 1st, at 10am. The movie will be in French, with English subtitle. Here is the link for the trailer: Participation fee is 500 INR only per group (maximum 30 students + 3 teachers) that should be paid directly at the Alliance ... Read More »

An Evening of French Literature with Chinmoy Guha

An Evening of French Literature with Chinmoy Guha Launch of GHUMER DARJA THELE (Signet Press-Ananda Publishers) by the distinguished French scholar Chinmoy Guha, who has been described by Derrida as ‘breathtaking’, Le Clézio as ‘a bridge between our two cultures’, Mrinal Sen as ‘an endless stream of intellect’, and Sunil Gangopadhyay as ‘the pride of our time’. This new book has scintillating pieces of poetic prose, ... Read More »

CINE CLUB : French Cancan

This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris’ most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge. Director – Jean Renoir, Cast – Jean Gabin, Maria Felix, Duration – 1 hour 45 minutes, Year – 1954. Read More »

CINE CLUB : Pauline s’arrache

Émilie’s first movie is about his half sister, Pauline, who desperately wants to leave his uncommon family. Although his brother and sister have fled the regular house fights and conflicts, Pauline stays, unable to get out of there. Director – Emilie Brisavoine Cast – Pauline Besson, Meaud Besson. Duration – 1 hour 28 minutes, Year – 2015 Read More »

400 coups or 400 blows : a film and a book on the film

The sixth film of the French film cycle organized in collaboration with Basusree Cinema is Les Quatre cents Coups/ The 400 Blows by François Truffaut,  to be screened on Sunday 18 September 2016 at Basusree Cinema. Before the screening  with the presence of the notable film maker Goutam Ghosh, launching of the book by Mr. Sanjay Mukherjee (writer, critic and ... Read More »

Theatre Adda – The Park Street Sessions : Shadows of Fire

Alliance Francaise du Bengale & Culture Monks present ” Shadows of Fire ” as a part of Theatre Adda : Park Street Sessions on August 16, 2016 , from 7 pm onwards. Shadows of Fire “Where the living death doesn’t exist, life takes its place. Just as the person who loses his shado This is a solo Butoh performance that delves ... Read More »

Cezanne’s Blue – A presentation by Subrata Ghosh

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) is a father figure in French Modernism in the field of Painting. He took Post-Impressionism movement to it’s highest pick. Through his work the whole world gradually enjoyed mass and volume in paint layers. His special treatment with Blue colour had established a new evolution of aesthetics. There was another great man, Rainer Maria Rilke, the great ... Read More »

CINE CLUB : Papa Lumière

Charles de Gaulle Airport, April 2011. Jacques and Safi  landed in Abidjan, where they were repatriated urgently. It has old leather tanned by Africa and its expat life hotelier. She, her mixed race daughter of 14 years, has become accustomed to live with his mother and does not know what to think of this big mouth and crappy father who ... Read More »