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Seneca’s Oedipus

27th March: 7:00pm, 28th, 29th March: 3:00pm , 7:00pm Entry Free   The strength to accept one’s misfortune with dignity is what sets apart Seneca’s Oedipus from the other adaptations of the Greek myth. A divination that will make a man commit patricide and incest makes him seek his own redemption, but time and fate are stronger. N.B: Auditorium doors ... Read More »

Ciné club – March

 Every month, Ciné-Club of the Alliance Française of Madras screens two movies, in French, with English subtitles. It’s FREE and open to ALL !! Take a look at the schedule and join us at the Edouard Michelin Auditorium. Passes available at Alliance Française of Madras and eventjini.com This month, the two movies screened are “Elle s’en Va” and ”Michael Kohlaas” ... Read More »

Francophonie Day: Mobile Home

20th March 2015 7:00 pm At Edouard Michelin Auditorium 2012,1h35min, Diector: François Pirot Leaving his job and girlfriend behind in the city, Simon returns to his native village where he reconnects with Julien, his old friend. The two unemployed thirty year-olds decide to revive an adolescent dream: set out on the road and take up seasonal jobs. They buy a ... Read More »

Esharêh – Fusion Music

Venue: The Ballroom – The Park, Chennai Date: 6th March 2015 Time: 7:00pm Free passes available at the reception of The Alliance Française of Madras or at eventjini.com Esharêh (meaning allusion in Farsi – Persian Language) combines Indian sounds, chants of the Arab World and the Persian percussions, re-interpreting the musical and linguistic heritage of oral traditional songs from the ... Read More »

French Film Festival @ The Alliance Française of Madras

The Institut Français in India and the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with the Alliance Française of Madras presents French Film Festival @ The Alliance Française of Madras At the Edouard Michelin Auditorium Passes available at the reception of Alliance Française of Madras or eventjini.com 2 automnes 3 hivers|2 Autumns 3 Winters|Dir.: Sébastien Betbeder 24th February| 4:30pm and 7:00pm At ... Read More »

Rendez-vous mensuel: Humour

7th February 2015 | 10:30 am and 2:30 pm | At the Media Library of the Alliance Française of Madras There is no universal form of humour.  Different people around the world laugh at different things and everybody develops a different way of expressing humour. France and India offer interesting examples of styles of humour that are sometimes very different from ... Read More »

Georges Gasté in India 1905 – 1910

Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, Gallery 2 From 12th Feb to 26th Feb, 2015 11:00 am to 7:00 pm About Gasté: Having previously lived in Algeria and Egypt, in 1905 Constant-Georges Gasté settled in north India, making it the subject of his paintings and photos. His Indian paintings were exhibited at Orientalist Salons from 1906 receiving rave reviews all around. This ... Read More »

Les Chants De L’Umai

Venue: Sri Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall Date: 10th February, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm Entry Free|Passes Available at the reception, Alliance Française of Madras Marcia Barcellos, from the French company Système Castafiore creates an imaginary, dream-like setting in this dance production where she is Umaï, the womb of the universe, or a female-dragon from the fictional territory of Gravbekistan. In ... Read More »