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Ciné Club: Timbuktu

19.07.15: 7:00 pm 23.07.15: 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm Abderrahmane Sissako 2014|1h40min| Drama  Kidane lives a simple and peaceful life in the dunes with his wife Satima and daughters Toya and Issan , not far from Timbuktu, which is controlled by religious extremists,. The residents of the city are helpless victims of a reign of terror unleashed by the djihadists ... Read More »

Ciné Club: Berthe Morisot

 9.07.15: 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm 19.07.15: 5:00 pm Caroline Champetier 2012|1h40min| Drama 1865. 25-year-old Berthe Morisot’s dream is to earn a living as a painter, to never get married and always stay with her sister Edma. Her parents, however, see things differently and carve out a far more conventional future for her. Then Berthe meets Manet, who transforms her ... Read More »

Interview: Kalieswari Srinivasan

Dheepan, a film directed by Jacques Audiard won the Palme D’Or at the Festival de Cannes this May. The audition for the lead roles took place at the Alliance Française of Madras auditorium in August 2014 and the Sri Lankan scenes for the film were shot in Ooty and Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. This the first French film in the ... Read More »

Touch by anil srinivasan

Venue: Alliance Française of Madras Date: 5th July 2015 Time: 7:30 pm The event is free entry, and seating on a first-come, first-served basis.  Passes available on eventjini.com For the first time, pianist Anil Srinivasan uses a multimedia narrative alongside his well-known piano playing to create a unique concept performance. He will be interacting with the moving image, and his ... Read More »

IndiEarth Animation Festival : Day 2

The 2nd edition of the IndiEarth Animation Film Festival will present a wide variety of animation films from both established and upcoming animation artists from across India, France, Germany, South Korea and a host of other countries. The films selected for screening will showcase the latest techniques in animation, innovations in creative storytelling, and landmark animation films. Here are the films ... Read More »

Fête de la Musique – The Drum Fighters

20th June |7:00 pm Free passes available on eventjini.com Bodhi Muzzik and the Alliance Française of Madras present ‘The Fighters’. The band consists of three drummers: Sridhar, Elayaraja and Rakesh.                                       Share article on Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Read More »

Opera: Werther

19th June| 6:30 pm Edouard Michelin Auditorium Entry Free Directed by Benoît Jacquot and Louise Narboni, Jonas Kaufmann (Werther) and Sophie Kock (Charlotte) bring to life one of Opera’s most moving love stories: A bailiff wants Charlotte, his daughter, to marry Albert rather than Werther, whom he doesn’t like very much. Returning from a ball one evening, Werther declares his ... Read More »

Les Fils du Vent

16th June| 7:00 pm Edouard Michelin Auditorium Entry Free Angelo Debarre, Moreno, Ninine Garcia and Tchavolo Schmitt are guitarists who carry on the gypsy jazz tradition of the musician Django Reinhardt. This documentary follows the four guitarists as they move from place to place, capturing vignettes of their life: how a community preserves its way of life, how they pass ... Read More »

Fête de la Musique: Le Port des Amours, Reinette L’Oranaise

17th June| 7:00 pm Edouard Michelin Auditorium Entry Free Sultana Daoud, better known as Reneitte l’Oranaise, was a repository of Arab-Andalus traditional music. The Algerian-born singer, who went blind at the age of two, was urged by her mother to take up music and went on to be hailed as the “Queen of Judeo-Arab music”. Whether in concert – at ... Read More »

World-wide Photo Contest

Alliance Française Of Madras in association with Fondation Alliance Française is presenting a World-wide Photo Contest. This competition invites photographs illustrating the theme “Climate: State of Emergency “. Participation in the competition is free. The contest is Open to all. Deadline 12th June 2015 Prize: One week in Paris Mail your photographs to culture.madras@af-madras.org For more details, please click here ... Read More »