Cultural Events

PHOTOGRAPHY : Women’s Issues

On the double occasion of the Month of Photography and on the International Women’s Day, the Alliance, in collaboration with the Railways Metro of Kolkata, present a exhibition of two international photographers, the French Viviane Dalles and the Indian Uzma Moshin. Viviane Dalles, (b. 1978) completed her Master in 2003 at the National School of Photography in Arles, France after ... Read More »

Cine club : Aujourd’hui

Aujourd’hui (2013) Trailer A film by Alain Gomis SYNOPSIS : Today is the last day of his life. He knows this to be true even though he is strong and healthy. Nonetheless Satché (played by American actor-musician Saül Williams) accepts his imminent death. Walking through the streets of his home town in Senegal he takes in the sites of his past ... Read More »

Death and Glory, Boys!

Concert/Storytelling/Illustrations Commemorating 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, Death and Glory, Boys! is a mise en scene of the war through a young soldier’s diary with on the spot illustrations, music and storytelling. Renowned French author and illustrator Barroux came across the discarded  first-hand memoirs of a French soldier’s experiences in the trenches of the First World War. He adapted this ... Read More »

Hédi Kaddour : Literary morning

Interactive discussion and presentation. Alliance française du Bengale presents the writter Hédi Kaddour who is making a tour in India to interact about his works and the act of writting. Born in Tunisia in 1945, Hédi Kaddour is a French novelist, poet, columnist, and translator from English, German and Arabic. He teaches French literature at New York University (New York ... Read More »

Cine club : Les Quatre Cent coups

Les Quatre cent coups (1959) Trailer  A film by François Truffaut SYNOPSIS : A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries (disastrously) to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike ... Read More »

Marc BATARD : From the Himalayas to Calcutta

This new revised edition of “Out beyond the summits” includes two new chapters, providing the book with even more significance in today’s society. Through his book, Marc Batard, the first man ever to have climbed Mount Everest in less than 24 hours without oxygen tanks, father of three and granddad of six, gives us the means to address and reflect ... Read More »

French Theatre Evening

Following the success of the first French theatre evening that the Alliance française has organized in collaboration with Jadavpur University’s   department of English at the ICCR last February, we are delighted to offer you a second chance to attend to Moliere’s classic  Le Malade Imaginaire, one of his best comedies, which, despite being 350 years old, still seems surprisingly ... Read More »

DELF/DALF Examinations

  Diplôme En Langue Française / Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française Examinations will go from March 10th til 15th, each day one level. Registrations open til 28th February.  Come and register now!    Read More »

Cine club : Les Tontons Flingueurs

Les Tontons Flingueurs (1963) Trailer    A film by Georges Lautner SYNOPSIS : An elderly gangster, Fernand Naudin is hoping for a quiet retirement when he suddenly inherits a fortune from an old friend, a former gangster supremo known as the Mexican. If he is ambivalent about his new found wealth, Fernand is positively nonplussed to discover that he has also ... Read More »

Buddha the “why” within

Rythmosaic, Sengupta Dance & Offjazz dance company present the second performance of  their new production “Buddha the why within”. DON’T MISS IT !!! Buddha the “why” within is a transcendental journey of love, hate, deception, aspiration and desolation. The story, reverberates, the voices of some unsung characters, of MAHABHARATA, which seldom, surfaces in the glory of the epic, but has a ... Read More »