Cultural Events

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 »

14th International Children’s Film Festival

14th International Children’s Film Festival Cine Central, Calcutta presents 14th International Children’s Film Festival in collaboration with Nandan and UNICEF. The Inaugural Programme will be held at Nandan I at 6:00 PM. The first part of the Festival will be held in Nandan II from 4th July to 8th July with 2 screenings per day; the first one at 03:30 ... Read More »

Cine Club: La Religieuse

La Religieuse (2013) a film by Guillaume Nicloux SYNOPSIS France, in the 1760s. Born to a bourgeois family, Suzanne (Pauline Etienne) is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. Despite her faith, she is dismayed when her parents send her off to a convent, expecting her to become a nun. Suzanne first resists the rules of the ... Read More »

French Film Festival: Rendez-vous with French Cinema

French Film Festival: Rendez-vous with French Cinema Forum for Film Studies and Allied Arts in collaboration with Alliance Francaise du Bengale present Rendez-vous with French Cinema Nandan II from 28th June to 30th June 2014. This event is opened to the members of Alliance Francaise du Bengale and of Forum for Film Studies and Allied Arts.           PROGRAMME Saturday 28th ... Read More »