Cultural Events

Exhibition & Short Films Screening by Marie-France Annasse

Program  Alliance Française du Bengale begins its 2019 league of events with an exhibition and the screening of three short films by a French artist-fimmaker, Marie-France Annasse. The filming of Marie-France’s ‘Prologue’, ‘La Journée d’un Dieu’ and ‘Indian Blue Kiss’ took place in Paris, Varanasi and Pondicherry connecting the two countries, France and India. Influenced by the Indian mythological character ... Read More »

Launch of FABRIQUE DE L’ART – A Magazine by Trimukhi Platform

FABRIQUE DE L‘ART With each new issue of FABRICATE (FABRIC OF) ART • FABRIQUE DE L‘ART, you have something to relish through out the year. The printed book (730 gr., 28 x 20 cm., 192 pp.) is to be read and look at slowly, by small bits, a few pages at a time. And then, once stimulated, your mind works, wanders, derails or launches into multiple paths. A ... Read More »

A Piano Recital by Olivier Moulin – Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat  Inayat  Khan

The french pianist Olivier Moulin studied under Eric Heidsieck and Gery Moutier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon, where he was unanimously awarded first prize with honors. First noticed when he won the Radio-France’s Royaume de la Musique competition, Olivier Moulin is also prizewinner of the Epinal International Piano Competition and the Jeunesses Musicales de France Prize, ... Read More »

INDO-EUROPEAN RESIDENCY PROJECT KOLKATA-THE FINAL PRESENTATION

The Alliance Française du Bengale (https://bengale.afindia.org) with the support of InstitutFrançaise in India and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata (www.goethe.de/kolkata) , in collaboration with the Kolkata based art gallery CIMA(http://www.cimaartindia.com/) and Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal (www.visvabharati.ac.in) are organizing the second interdisciplinary Indo – European Residency Project Kolkata. The seven week long residency takes place in Kolkata and in ... Read More »

INDO-EUROPEAN RESIDENCY PROJECT KOLKATA- The Final Presentation

The Alliance Française du Bengale (https://bengale.afindia.org) with the support of Institut Française in India and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata (www.goethe.de/kolkata) , in collaboration with the Kolkata based art gallery CIMA(http://www.cimaartindia.com/) and Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal (www.visvabharati.ac.in) are organizing the second interdisciplinary Indo – European Residency Project Kolkata. The seven week long residency takes place in Kolkata and ... Read More »

Book Launch | PARIS to CALCUTTA : Men and Music on The Desert Road – A Book by Deben Bhattacahrya

Synopsis Deben Bhattacharya (1921–2001) was a field recordist, poet, filmmaker, musicologist and amateur ethnomusicologist, based in Calcutta and Paris. Highly influential, it would not be too bold a stretch to say that his work shaped how we listen to the world: he produced a vast number of LPs, CDs, videos and radio shows of traditional music from India, Asia, Africa, ... Read More »

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 DE MARGUERITE DURAS

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 »