Cultural Events

Orphée & Jean Cocteau : Screening, Lecture & Book Launch

Synopsis : Jean Cocteau (5 July 1889- 11 Oct 1963), the French poet, playwright, designer, filmmaker- is considered to be one of the tallest and most important cultural figures of the 20th century. As a tribute to Jean Cocteau we shall be screening his film <Orphée> ! Prof. Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay (eminent film scholar and cultural analyst) has agreed to deliver a ... Read More »

BOOK LAUNCH | BRIDGING EAST & WEST : Rabindranath Tagore and Romain Rolland Correspondence(1919-1940)

  Alliance Française du Bengale and Oxford University Press proudly present the launch of <BRIDGING EAST & WEST : Rabindranth Tagore and Romain Rolland Correspondence (1919-1940)>, edited and French letters translated by Chinmoy Guha, the distinguished scholar and translator. The book will be released by Mrs.Virginie Corteval, the Consul General of France in Kolkata and Mr.Soumitra Chatterjee, the celebrated actor ... Read More »

WOW CHILDREN : A Session of International Video Art

Presenting WOW Children : A Session of International Video Art is specially curated for children along with adults by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne from Germany. The purpose of the event is to introduce children (& adults) to the world of contemporary cutting edge video art from around the world. Read More »


L’Amant (The Lover) By Marguerite Duras Theatre L’Amant (the Lover) is an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, published in 1984. In her short and powerful novel, which won the Prix Goncourt in France in 1984, Duras recounts the largely autobiographical story of her family’s struggles in Southeast Asia. In 1929, a 15-year-old nameless girl is traveling by ferry across the ... Read More »


The Alliance Française du Bengale ( the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata ( , in collaboration with the Kolkata based art gallery CIMA( and Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal ( are organizing the second interdisciplinary Indo – European Residency Project Kolkata. The seven week long residency takes place in Kolkata and in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. For the ... Read More »

Cine Club | BARBARA

About the film: Director: Mathieu Amalric Genre: French drama film Duration:107 minutes Year: 2017 Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character, gestures, manners, and intonations. She learns the music scores, mimics her facial expression, but, as Brigitte does and more and more of it, she gradually merges with the ... Read More »


About the Documentary:  Director: Amaldine Gay Genre: Documentary Duration: 122 minutes Year: 2017 The documentary films, without voiceover, 24 black women from European colonial history in Africa and the West Indies. It deals with their experience of the difference as a black woman and the clichés associated with them as “woman” and “black” in a perspective at the intersection of ... Read More »

LIVE ON ROOFTOP: musical greeting from RÉUNION ISLAND

 FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. To celebrate the rich culture of Reunion Island, a French overseas territory, the French Institute in India is organizing <Musical Greeting from Réunion Island> with the support of the Alliance Française India network.On this occasion, Alliance Française du Bengale  in association with Siddha Foundation and Apeejay Group hosts the acclaimed reunion singer Maya Kamaty along ... Read More »

Une soirée pleine d’histoires

Date: Friday, 28th September 2018 Time : 7:30 pm Venue : Alliance française du Bengale, 57A Park Mansion, Park Street Free and open to all Limited Seats. Seating on basis of first come, first serve  We celebrate the beauty and art of storytelling , providing a platform for everyone to explore , improve and showcase their expressive self and share their views and ... Read More »

Cine Club | Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table!

Date: Wednesday, 26th September 2018 Time: 6:00 pm Venue : Alliance française du Bengale, 57A Park Mansion, Park Street Free and open to all Synopsis A boy called Guillaume, who pictures himself as a girl, tries to discover his true identity and break free from the pernicious influence of his mother. Trailer Read More »