Cultural Events

Cine Club: Children of Paradise, Boulevard du Crime

Les Enfants du Paradis Première époque: Boulevard du Crime (1945) a film by Marcel Carne Children of Paradise is divided into two epochs, Boulevard du Crime (“Boulevard of Crime”) and L’Homme Blanc (“The Man in White”). The first begins around 1827, the second about seven years later. The action takes place mainly in the neighborhood of the Boulevard du Temple ... Read More »

French corner at Oxford Bookstore

    Mr. Fabrice Etienne, Consul General of France in Kolkata, and Mrs. Maina Bhagat, Director, Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata take great pleasure in announcing the launch of the French Books Section at Oxford Bookstore Park Street, the first of its kind in Kolkata. Mr. Etienne and Mrs. Bhagat will unveil the new French corner in the presence of Mr. Max ... Read More »

YUVA FESTIVAL CONTINUES

The Academy for Musical Excellence , Uncommon & Alliance Francaise du Bengale  are delighted to present the final events of Yuva Music Festival 2014. This many-faceted  festival, along with the world music day celebration, has reached out to all major schools, colleges, shopping malls and public areas by way of numerous concerts, mini concerts and Road shows, showcasing musical performances on ... Read More »

Cine Club: Zero de conduite

Zero for Conduct (1933) restaured version a film by Jean Vigo Zero for Conduct was first shown on 7 April 1933 and was subsequently banned in France until 15 February 1946. Though the film was not immediately popular, it has proven to be enduringly influential. Francoit Truffaut paid homage toZero for Conduct in his 1959 film The 400 Blows. The anarchic classroom and recess ... Read More »

Syv Bruzeau’s performance & Arshinagar Uthshab III – Roads and Seas

 The Alliance française du Bengale has decided to associate with Arshinagar Project inviting a group of artists who represent different forms, languages and cultures. They include French choreographer Syv Bruzeau – specialist in Butoh;  Ebong Amra – a theatre group based in Saatkahoniya village in West Bengal whose members mostly belong to some of the most economically backward sections of society; Bangalore based theatre-veteran ... Read More »

YUVA MUSIC FESTIVAL : talk shows, concerts & a Quiz

Presented by the Academy for Musical Excellence , Uncommon & Alliance Francaise du Bengale the Yuva Music Festival 2014 continues ! Still to come are the Inter School, College & Amateur Competition prelims from 18th to 22nd July, show-casing talented performers on the piano, keyboards and  guitar, as well as vocalists and bands. Following this, Mr. Nandon Bagchi, Mr. Manojit Datta, Mr. Amyt Datta ... Read More »

Cine Club: Itinéraires

Itineraires (2005) a film by Christophe Otzenberger SYNOPSIS Following a legal disaffection demanded by his father, Thierry Chartier, 18 years old, lives with his grandmother in a small village in the north of France. He works in the fields and is thinking about taking over a farm. To improve his everyday life, Thierry and his friend Rouillé -the local outcast – ... Read More »

Cine Club: Sur la planche

On the Edge (2011) a film by Leila Kilani SYNOPSIS In Tangier, Badia and Imane, two young Moroccan girls of around twenty, walk in line amongst an army of workers who fill up the city with their coming and going back and forth. They both work in a shrimp-packaging factory, a difficult and humiliating job, where the strong odor of ... Read More »

Conference: Château de Maisons-Laffitte as a masterpiece of architecture of the French 17th century

Conference about Château de Maisons-Laffitte Béatrice Vivien de Saint-Ours, who works in Château de Maisons-Laffitte as cultural coordinator, is about to finish a thesis about Château de Maisons to Maisons-Laffitte during the 17th century. She will speak about her research and more precisely about Château de Maisons as a master piece of architecture during the French 17th century. The Château de Maisons (now Château de Maisons-Laffitte), ... Read More »

Cine Club: La Pirogue

La Pirogue (2012) a film by Moussa Touré SYNOPSIS: A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. Read More »