Cultural Events

Cine Club : Americano

Americano (2011)           A film by Mathieu Demy SYNOPSIS His mother’s death suddenly calls Martin back to Los Angeles to deal with inheritance formalities, the town where he spent his childhood. Things become complicated when he discovers that his mother was very fond of a woman named Lola, who appears in her will. Martin goes to ... Read More »

Cine Club : Le Havre

Le Havre (2011)           A film by Aki Kaurismaki SYNOPSIS Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoe shiner. Marcel’s ... Read More »

Cine club : Casque d’or

Casque d’or (1952) A film by Jacques Becker SYNOPSIS In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca’s gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka “Casque d’Or” (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs to the jealous kind, and Leca himself has his eye on her. A story of love, death, friendship and ... Read More »

“India, paintings and diamonds”, Olaf Van Cleef

The Alliance Française du Bengale and Oxford Bookstore invite you to a conference and interaction conducted by Olaf Van Cleef, a french artist and jeweler.         Counsellor on high range jewellery at Cartier since 1982, Olaf Van Cleef is above all an artist who has a passion for India. His style of painting is based on abstract ... Read More »


Within a few years, French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca has attracted widespread attention for playing that combines natural virtuosic command with impassioned musicianship. The intensity of his playing receives regular acclaim, as does the spontaneity and sensitivity of his interpretations. Christian-Pierre enjoys the growing reputation of a musician who possesses exceptional versatility and integrity. His musical horizons are seemingly boundless ... Read More »

The profession of International Reporter and correspondent worldwide

The Alliance française du Bengale and Oxford Bookstore present Patrice Vanoni, International Reporter-Film Director Starting as freelance journalist for several magazines and radio and for Le Monde, Patrice Vanoni has been, for 30 years, International Reporter and correspondent in many countries for several major French television channels (TF1, Canal +, I TV, Arte). He has made ​​reports and documentaries covering highly ... Read More »

Cine club : Rengaine

Rengaine (2012) a film by Rachid Djaïdani SYNOPSIS This is the story of the impossible love between two people. Paris, today. Dorcy, young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young arabic girl. It would be simple if she hasn’t 40 brothers and if that wedding wasn’t going against a tradition, personified by Slimane the elder brother. The racial conflicts between Christians, ... Read More »

Cine club : Mobius

Mobius (2013) a film by Éric Rochant. SYNOPSIS In the high stakes world of espionage, one Russian FSB operative will do whatever it takes to crack an international money laundering operation and American banker, Alice, is the key. The only problem is that he isn’t the only one after Alice. Now he must find out who he can trust and ... Read More »

Cine club : l’immortel

L’immortel (2010) a film by Richard Berry SYNOPSIS Charly Mattei has turned a new leaf on his past as an outlaw. For the past three years he’s been living a comfortable life and devoting himself to his wife and two kids. However, one winter morning, he’s left for dead in the underground parking garage of Marseille’s Old Port with 22 ... Read More »