Cultural Events

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 »

“The Globalisation of Inequality” : A CONFERENCE BY COLLEGE DE FRANCE

Professor François Bourguignon who holds the Chair in Knowledge Against Poverty  at Collège de France, in  Paris will conduct a conference on “the globalization of Inequality” at Indian Statistical Institute (No. 203, Barrackpore,Trunk Road). OPEN TO ALL He is emeritus professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics, and has been the director of the Paris School from 2007 to 2013. Before ... Read More »

Festimaj international festival 2015

Festimaj, international festival of school films, offers an international competition of films made with and by children and youth of 4 to 30 years of age. Thanks to the co-organizers of Festimaj, the films are screened on five continents. The festival will be held from 27 May to 27 June throughout the world. You have only a few days left to ... Read More »

The ghosts of Shakespeare Festival

On the occasion of the 2015 edition of the Ghosts of Shakespeare Festival organized by the Arshinagar Project, in collaboration with the Alliance francaise du Bengale two performances celebrating Shakespeare will be held on Friday 24 April 2015 at 7.00 pm at the Alliance francaise du Bengale. About Ghosts of Shakespeare festival Ghosts of Shakespeare is an alternative annual theatre festival, ... Read More »

The Road to Paris: COP21 Dialogues

In the lead-up to the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) in December this year, the Embassy of France in India is organizing a monthly seminar named “The Road to Paris: COP21 Dialogues”, taking place across India. In Kolkata, the Embassy of France is associated with the Alliance française du Bengale and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in Kolkata to organize the second seminar of ... Read More »

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 »