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Music & Live Drawing – “On les aura !” / Line of Fire

“ON LES AURA !” is the onstage adaption of a graphic novel based on the diary of a World War 1 French soldier.It’s an exciting performance including music, speech, and live sketching projected on screen. The anonymous diary describes the beginning of the war when all were convinced they would be soon victorious. The text relates the mostly rural everyday life of the ... Read More »

Soirée littéraire – With Swiss francophone author, Pascal Kramer & Prof. Martin Mégevand

Martin Mégevand From 1990 to 1994, Martin Mégevand worked at the Delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sri Lanka, Iraq, and Geneva. This experience inspired him to include in one of his researches the link between violence in history and literature with a focus on French and Francophone Literature of the second half of the twentieth ... Read More »

Rendez-vous mensuel

Come discover and discuss French culture and customs, current events and society trends in France, at the Alliance Française of Madras with native French speakers! Topic of the month: THE FRENCH EDUCATION SYSTEM Education is given top priority in France – so much so that it is the biggest sector of Government spending. Even today, the French system is considered one ... Read More »

Theatre – L’Homme Semence / The Seed Giver by Estelle Guihard

In French with English surtitles Since its creation in October 2011 in our auditorium, this play has met with a growing success. After a tour across several cities in India, another one is set for France. The Alliance Francaise welcomes again the troupe ETOILE DU SUD for a residency between the 3rd and the 8th of March and staging of a new version ... Read More »

Ciné-Club – Pièces montée / The Wedding Cake

Pièces montée / The Wedding Cake 2010 |Col.|95 min|Comedy|Director: Denys Granier-Deferre In French with English subtitles It’s a joyful day for some, painful for others; in any case, it’s a decisive and unforgettable day for all; one that will quickly become the “hour of truth”, for all generations combined. Entry free Read More »

Concert Electro Pop – Bacha Posh by Human BRiGADE

OPEN TO ALL Human BRiGADE, a Swedish-Franco-American musician based in Paris, chose to create and produce the album, Bacha Posh entirely on her own. She started at the time of the Arab Spring in 2011  and finished at the end of 2012. The album’s fifteen songs are feminist in feel but born of a feminism that dreams of reconciliation of ... Read More »

Concert – Indiamore by Chassol

Indiamore by Chassol

OPEN TO ALL Pianist, composer, arranger and musical director, Christophe Chassol is the author of an unclassifiable oeuvre. His compositions articulate sounds and images in an innovative way, with the concept of ‘harmonizing the real’ at the heart of his approach. Improvising piano harmonies on the images of a film shot in Kolkata and Varanasi in July 2012, Chassol pays ... Read More »

Registrations for DELF DALF exams are open!

MARCH 2014 EXAM SESSION Registrations: from 14 to 28 February 2014 For any further information: – http://madras.afindia.org/delf-dalf – contact.afmadras@gmail.com – 44 28279803 / 28271477 Read More »

Round Table – The Importance of Foreign Languages in Today’s Corporate World

An Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI)  and Alliance Française of Madras initiative. The objective of the Round Table is to understand the linguistic policies of the various foreign companies in India. Representatives of Corporate and Cultural institutions representing France, Germany, Korea and Japan will be present at the panel. Open to all. Read More »