Concert: From Bach to Bhupali

April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am –

Virtuoso Cellist Saskia Rao-de Haas on her Indian Cello and child prodigy Ishaan Leonard Rao on Piano will be performing in a unique concert ‘From Bach to Bhupali’ at the Alliance Francaise, New Delhi. This rare mother-son duo has already enthralled audiences in Australia, France and Bangalore. In this concert, many imaginary geographical and generational boundaries will not only be crossed but also erased.

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Concert: InChorus 11 – Queens of Melody

April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm –

For the 11th performance of [InChorus], two gems of music will meet on stage and marry their exquisite styles of singing and fiddle playing: the French singer and hurdy-gurdy player Éléonore Fourniau who performs the pains and joys of the Kurdish people with stunning sensitivity and the Indian violinist Nandini Shankar who interprets the ragas of Hindustani music in the gayaki ang (vocal style) with great subtlety.

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JAYA GANGA – A Film by Vijay Singh

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

Nishant, a young Indian writer living in Paris, is journeying down the Ganges, from its source in the Himalayas to the sea. Haunted by the fantasy, or the memory, of a beautiful Parisian woman called Jaya, he plans to write a book around his voyage. On the banks of the Ganges, he chances upon Zehra, an irresistible poetess-dancing girl in the tradition of the great courtesans who performs in a nearby brothel. Zehra resurrects the memory of Jaya.

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Conference: The Intellectual Geography of ALBERT CAMUS

May 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 pm –

Nobel prize winning author Albert Camus is regarded as a master of French literature, but he is also considered as an inspiring intellectual and philosopher engaged in the great torments of the 20th century. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the publication of his second collection of writings Les Noces, published in 1938 1939, Alliance Francaise (Delhi) will present a one-day conference on May 3, 2019. The theme of the conference, “The Intellectual Geography of Albert Camus” will bring together scholars and specialists of Camus to discuss the relevance of his literary and philosophical works, as well as the influence that his thoughts and his ever-evolving social, cultural and political engagements had on the evolution of the French society and beyond.

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Cine Club: Rock’n roll

May 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm –

Forty-three-year-old Guillaume Canet is fulfilled in life and has everything to make him happy. On a film shoot a twenty-year-old actress stops him in his tracks when she tells him that he is not very “rock,” that he’d never really been it and, just to finish him off, that he’s dropped dans the “list” of actors that anyone would like to sleep with…

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Cine Club: Les beaux jours

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm –

Bright days ahead? Caroline has retired, at last. A new life lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and, most of all, herselfl. However, she soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and idleness. Especially when she receives a membership to her neighborhood’s senior club as a birthday present…

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Cine Club: Le temps de l’aventure

May 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:45 pm –

A day. A train. Two strangers. Exchanged glances, accelerated heartbeats. Watching her leave, losing her forever or allowing himself a moment of adventure? And what if Alix’s life was turned upside down?

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Cine Club: l’Atelier – The Workshop

May 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm –

La Ciotat, the South of France, summer. Antoine has agreed to attend a writing workshop in which a few young people have to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. The writing process will recall the town’s industrial past, a form of nostalgia that doesn’t interest Antoine. More concerned with the fears of the modern world, the young man soon clashes with the group and Olivia, who will be both alarmed and captivated by Antoine’s violence.

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Cine Club: La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

May 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm –

For several months, between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise in France live in a state of terror and anxiety: a maniac is on the prowl, and young women are his prey. After trying to run over several women with his car, he final manages to injure and kill female hitch-hikers he picks up at random. The man is everywhere and nowhere, eluding the traps set up by investigators and avoiding roadblocks. He’s so good at escaping because he is in fact a timid, young cop who lives an ordinary life and doesn’t stand out amongst his squad.

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Cine Club: l’Homme qu’on aimait trop

May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm –

1976. After the failure of her marriage, Agnès Le Roux returns from Africa to join her mother, Renée, the proprietor of the Palais de la Méditerranée casino in Nice. Agnès falls in love with her mother’s advisor, Maurice Agnelet, a lawyer ten years older than herself. Maurice is married and has other mistresses.

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