Cultural Events

CINE CLUB : Timbuktu

Timbuktu (2014) by Abderrahmane Sissako SYNOPSIS : Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the inhabitants suffer, powerless, from the reign of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been ... Read More »

2nd international short & documentary film festival

The Short Film makers’ Association of Easter India in collaboration with the Alliance française du Bengale invite you to the 2nd International short & documentary film festival from 24 to 28 May at Nandan III. The projections will be held from 2.00 pm to 8.30 pm and are open to all. Films from India, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Israel ... Read More »

CINE CLUB : Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!

Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! Me, myself and Mum (2012) by Guillaume Gallienne SYNOPSIS : A cheerful and inventive comic confessional about Guillaume Gallienne’s upbringing, his relations with his mother, and his eventual embracing of his inner heterosexual after growing up as a female-identified boy whom everyone assumes is gay. TRAILER : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOEn-LFM-0E Read More »

ANNULATION: The Jules Verne Air World Tour

  Annulation We regret to cancel the meeting with the two French aviators: their stopover in Kolkata has been postponed and they will not be able to share with us their beautiful project: Around the World in 80 Days.     Sorry for the cancellation and inconvenience, if any. Read More »

CINE CLUB : L’amour est un crime parfait

L’amour est un crime parfait / Love is the perfect crime (2013) by Arnaud et Jean-Marie Larrieu SYNOPSIS Marc, professor of literature at the University of Lausanne,  has a reputation for having love affairs with his female students. A few days after the disappearance of one of the most brillant of these, who was his latest conquest, he encounters Anna ... Read More »

What does music mean for me ?

  On the occasion of Yuva Music Festival 2, Alliance française du Bengale and the Academy for Musical Excellence invite you to exchange and interact with three great Musicians on the theme: What Does Music Mean For Me ?   Read More »

The Yuva Music Festival is Back

The first concert of the Yuva Music Festival 2015, an initiative of the Academy for Musical Excellence, supported by the Alliance française,  will take place on Saturday the 9th of May, at the ICCR. This concert will be dedicated to all  the victims of the Nepal Earthquake, and people will have the opportunity to offer a donation : we will provide the ... Read More »

Cine Club : Quai d’Orsay

Quai d’Orsay (2013) by Bertrand Tavernier SYNOPSIS Alexandre Taillard de Worms, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is a powerful thinker, fighting with the back-up of the holy trinity of diplomatic concepts: legitimacy, lucidity and efficiency. Arthur Vlaminck, a young academic preparing his PhD, is hired by the minister. To put it plainly, he must write the great man’s speeches. But first, he ... Read More »

La musique selon Deben Bhattacharya

The Alliance française du Bengale is happy to announce the screening IN FRENCH of “La musique selon Deben Bhattacharya” (Music according to Deben Bhattacharya”, a film by Stéphane Jourdain in presence of Dr Jharna Bose-Bhattacharya on Thursday 30 April 2015 at 7.00 pm at Park Mansions. After screening of the film, Dr. Hari Sankar Vasudevan, Professor of history at the University ... Read More »

Cine Club : le fils de l’autre

Le fils de l’autre / The other son (2012) by Lorraine Levy SYNOPSIS While getting ready to join the Israeli army to carry out his military service, Joseph discovers that he is not his parents’ biological son and that he was exchanged at birth with Yacine, a child from a West Bank Palestinian family. The lives of these two families are ... Read More »