HIGHLIGHTS

Cultural Events

FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL: Haïku workshop

10.30 am | 18th of March | Alliance Française médiathèque Haïku (hahy-koo) are short poems that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image. They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty, or another poignant experience. Haiku poetry was originally developed by Japanese poets, and the form was adopted (and adapted) by virtually every modern language, including ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL: La Plume d’Or

2.00 pm | 18th of March | Alliance Française The Alliance Française de Bangalore, together with the Fondation Alliance Française and with the support of the French senate, is organizing “La Plume d’Or”, an International Writing Contest that will take place as part of the Week for French language and Francophonie 2015. You will compete with students of the 136 countries ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONE CINEMA: Les Choristes

7.00 pm | 18th of March | Alliance Française auditorium Christophe Barratier, Switzerland & France, 2004, 86 min When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clement Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he’s able to spark his students’ interest in music and bring them a ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONE CINEMA: Felix et Meira

7.00 pm | 19th of March | Alliance Française auditorium Maxime Giroux, Quebec, 2014, 104 min Felix is a penniless dreamer whose wealthy father is dying. Meira is a Hasidic Jew, who is married and the mother of a child; she is also in search of novelty. They fall in love with each other. Felix and Meira is the story of ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL: Theatre reading with Abhishek

11.00 am | 20th of March | Alliance Française médiathèque Reading of extracts of French plays of different centuries. The session will start with some small theatre exercises; the participants will understand and learn the basic techniques of theatre. Prof. Abhishek will conduct this in French at the library on 19th March 2015 between 11.30 and 12.30. Students of A2 & B1 are ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONE CINEMA: Moloch Tropical

7.00 pm | 23th of March | Alliance Française auditorium Raoul Peck, Haiti, 2009, 106 min A look at the final moments of a ruler in Haiti as a violent revolution erupts around him. Amidst the protection of a fortified palace perched on the top of a mountain, a democratically elected President and his closest collaborators are getting ready for a ... Read More »

FRANCOPHONE CINEMA: The Virgin, the Copts and me

7.00 pm | 24th of March | Alliance Française auditorium Namir Abdel, Egypt, 2012, 91 min Namir is Egyptian, a Copt and now lives in France. When there is a family reunion, he buys an old video cassette recorded many years earlier at a religious holiday in his home village, when his mother said she had had a vision of the ... Read More »

CINE FORUM MELIES: Le voyage dans la lune // Jules et Jim

7.00 pm | 26th of February | Alliance Française auditorium The Ciné Forum Méliès aims to encourage discussions and dialogues with French & Francophone productions. The selection of films is varied, based on current and past issues. The screenings are followed by a moderated discussion. For the grand début, we will project the classical film of the French director who gives the name of this space, Le ... Read More »

CINEMA: Bangalore Queer Film Festival

All day | 27th of February – 1st of March | Alliance Française auditorium / Goethe Institut Bangalore has hosted film festivals on themes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT or Queer) communities since 2003. BQFF is an annual event that carefully selects queer films from all over the world and brings them to an ever-growing Bangalore audience. ... Read More »

EXHIBITION: The History of France told by advertising

All day | 1st – 31st of March| Alliance française atrium Advertising does not just recycle the story to ensure the promotion of consumer products; its own discourse is largely dependent on the vagaries of historical events. The great figures of the history of France are often requested during the Belle Epoque, a kind of ideal Pantheon, when it comes ... Read More »