Cultural Events

Cine Club : Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt (2013) by Margarethe Von Trotta SYNOPSIS 1961: The German Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt is sent to Jerusalem by The New Yorker to cover the trial of Adolf Eichmann, responsible for the deportation of millions of Jews. The articles she writes and her theory about “the banality of evil” spark an unprecedented controversy. TRAILER Read More »

Cine Club : 2 automnes, 3 hivers

2 Automnes, 3 Hivers / 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013) by Sebastien Betbeder SYNOPSIS At 33, Arman has decided to change his life. He starts by running. It’s a good start.Amélie carries in with her life. She runs, as well. The first encounter is a shock. The second is a stab in the heart. TRAILER Read More »

Cine Club : 38 temoins

38 témoins / 38 witnesses (2012) by Lucas Belvaux   SYNOPSIS : Louise returns home to discover that, while she was away on business in China, her street was the scene of a crime. There were no witnesses. Everybody was asleep. Apparently, Pierre, her husband, was at work. Apparently. As days go by, Louise learns that 38 people saw or ... Read More »


This year, the Alliance française du Bengale is associated with the WWF foundation in switching off the lights on 28th March 2015. On this occasion, we not only extinguish the light from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, but to provide more visibility to this event, the Alliance française will participate in the cultural evening organized at the Indian Museum, in partnership with the Association ONergie. ... Read More »

Dance programme

The Alliance française du Bengale and Sangeet Natak Akademi present the 20th Edition of the Sapphire Quarterly Arts Series on Friday 27th March 2015 at 7.00 pm at ICCR, Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, with Michel Casanovas, French choreographer. The evening will be both a celebration and a revalidation of skills, techniques, narratives and stories that the dancers have ... Read More »

Cine Club : Comme un lion

Comme un lion / Little lion (2013) by Samuel Collardey   SYNOPSIS : Mitri is 15 and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys of his age, he plays football and dreams of Barca and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come. But, to get seen by the European football ... Read More »

Goût de France / Good France

Goût de France / Good France 1000 chefs, 1000 menus on 5 continents “Speaking of cuisine – French cuisine, it’s speaking of joy of living, lightness, optimism and pleasure”. Alain Ducasse The concept On Thursday, 19 March 2015, on the eve of the Spring Equinox, we are celebrating the first edition of the great global gastronomical event, “Goût de France / Good France”. ... Read More »

Michel Casanovas in Conversation with Suman Mukhapadhayay and Sudarshan Chakravorty

 Michel Casanovas, French choreographer will be in discussion with the Bengali Film Director Suman Mukhapadhayay  and Sudarshan Chakravorty, Indian choreographer, on : Non Verbal  Body Language and Expression in Contemporary Performing Art. The discussion will be moderated by the TImes Of India critic, Ratnattama Sengupta.  Born in France in 1965, Michel studied ballet and contemporary dance (also release technique and contact improvisation). ... Read More »

GASTE EXHIBITION : inauguration on the 16th of March at ICCR Kolkata

Over a century after Georges Gasté’s death in Madurai, the Alliance française du Bengale, in partnership with the Institut Français en Inde, offers a new life to the photographic work of this French Orientalist painter. Having previously lived in Algeria and Egypt, in 1905 Constant-Georges Gasté settled in north India, making it the subject of his paintings and photos. His Indian paintings ... Read More »