Cultural Events

Cine club : Tango Negro

Tango Negro (2013) a film by Dom Pedro. SYNOPSIS Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. Tango was a reflection of the social life of the slaves that were taken to South America – including Argentina and ... Read More »

Cine club : Pater

Pater (2011) a film by Alain Cavalier     SYNOPSIS Cavalier and Lindon play versions of themselves, starting work on a film in which they will play the president of the republic and a politician who will be prime minister, respectively. Though improvised conversations, they sketch out both their fictional and actual relationships. Cavalier’s President character calls on Lindon’s Prime Minister character to pass a ... Read More »

Cine club : Tango Negro

Tango Negro (2013) a film by Dom Pedro. SYNOPSIS Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. Tango was a reflection of the social life of the slaves that were taken to South America – including Argentina and ... Read More »

Cine club : Children of Paradise, The White Man

Les Enfants du Paradis Deuxième époque : l’Homme Blanc (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 ... Read More »

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 »