Activism leads independent indian cinema

Megacities, a documentary by Michael Glawogger, will open on 29th at Theosophy Hall

Alliance Française de Bombay has been a strong supporter of human rights, especially by giving a platform to initiatives such as Vikalp or The Root Reel. Learn more about these two organizations. Check in your city for other similar associations.  Vikalp Film Archives was launched in 2004 by like minded independent documentary filmmakers who came together for a protest film festival as an antithesis to the […]

Sur les traces du cheval noir

Kala Ghoda facade

Promenade culinaire et visuelle à Kala Ghoda : la réhabilitation progressive de ce vieux quartier au sud de Bombay l’a transformé en haut lieu incontournable de la ville qui lui consacre un festival depuis 1999.  Bombay a désormais son « quartier Latin ». Niché dans un dédale de ruelles où branlent des câbles électriques et des panneaux à […]

Musical visualisation


On the occasion of next ciné-concert of the 3rd at Pune (National Film Archive) and the 6th December at Liberty Cinema (Mumbai), take a look at the history of cinema. Nowadays, our movies give a great importance to music. Some of the original soundtracks remain famous, regardless of the movie they are a part. Cinema has […]

The Owner, a true international movie

The Owner, official still

Neha Thakker, in Mumbai, is part of the 25 directors who worked on the original and surprising collaborative feature The Owner (to be screened at Olive Bar and Kitchen, Khar, on the 3rd of December). She explains how unique this experience was to her. Neha Thakker, you collaborated with 24 other filmmakers in this project. […]

Comics Come of Age in India


The second edition of the Mumbai Film and Comics Convention was held on the weekend of the 20-21st of October at the World Trade Center in South Mumbai. It was a comic lovers delight with superheros and villains tempting visitors at every turn. In the past year, Comic Cons have been held in major cities […]

Semaine du goût à Bombay : de l’explosion à l’émotion


Pour la quatrième année consécutive, l’Alliance Française de Bombay a fait honneur à la gastronomie française et à ses formes pour les moins surprenantes. Retour sur une semaine forte en fumée, en bulles et en découvertes. A priori, entre le laboratoire du CNRS de Christophe Lavelle, biophysicien de son état, et les couteaux de Noël […]

Lineup for the Mumbai Film Festival

Quatre films

Along with new sections, the Mumbai Film Festival, one of the best film festivals in India shall screen the 37 best French films of the 2012. Take a look! Founded in 1997, the Mumbai Film Festival in its 14th edition this year is all set to host over 200 films from over 65 countries between […]

Remembering Clouzot

Henri Georges Clouzot

The film screenings at the Alliances Françaises in India honour several masterpieces of the great film director Henri Georges Clouzot, a Hitchcokesque artist and visionary. Clouzot lived a life of hard toil, but he courageously emerged stronger each time and left behind a cinematic treasure to remember.  Henri Georges Clouzot was the son of a professional […]

Ganeshotsav : dix jours de folie

Le dieu Ganesh

Musique, danse, animations de rue – l’Inde est envahie par la folie pendant les dix jours de la fête de Ganesh, autrement dit Ganeshotsav.  Faisant incontestablement partie des dieux les plus préférés des Indiens ainsi que des étrangers qui connaissent les divinités indiennes, Ganesh fait appel à tout le monde. Une grande fête publique depuis […]

Heritage Days, a walk to remember


Well instituated in Europe, the Heritage Days have had their baby steps in India and are celebrated this year for the third time in Mumbai by the Alliance Française de Bombay. On this occasion, according to the theme “Hidden Treasures” coming from Europe, walks were organized in several areas of Mumbai, areas often looked at […]


Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

Rédacteur en chef : Laurent Elisio Bordier

Rédacteur/Coordinateur national : Siddharth Bhatt

Rédacteurs, contributeurs : Guillaume, Abhirami, Alexandre, Chintan, Cléa, David, Eleonore, Elie, Kanika, Karine, Nita, Thomas, Malvika, Marie-Joëlle, Meera, Mayuri, Mitushi, Alice, Prutha, Romain, Ritika, Manas, Supriya ...