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BOOK LAUNCH: Ira the Little Dolphin – Shekar Dattatri

In celebration of World Environment Day, the Alliance Française of Madras is pleased to welcome awar-winning wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Shekkar Dattatri for the screening of his documentary film Chilika, Jewel of Odisha followed by the launch of his new children book Ira the Little Dolphin, based on the film and published by Tulika Publishers. All are welcome to attend ... Read More »

Rendez-vous mensuel – The French Touch

A monthly discussion with native French Speakers  Saturday, June 7, 2014 for A2/B1 levels: 10.30 pm to 12.00 pm for B2/C1 levels: 2.30 to 4.00 pm @Alliance Francaise’s Media Library Every first saturday of the month, The Alliance Francaise of Madras hosts ‘Rendez-vous mensuel’, an informal discussion in French on a previously defined topic. Take the opportunity to discover and ... Read More »

Cine club – Approved for adoption

European on the heads side, Asian on the tails side. Cartoonist. 42 years old according to his civil status, Jung prefers to place his birth at the age of 5, when a policeman found him wandering alone on the streets of Seoul. He is one of those 200 000 adopted Koreans spread around the world. Jung decided to return, for ... Read More »

Danse Dialogues – Cette Immense Intimité / This Huge Intimacy

“Cette immense intimité” is a site specific solo that requires the dancer to perform in a public space (outdoor or indoor), on a 20-meter-high wall which surface serves as a screen on which images are shown and transformed live. The female dancer uses an elastic rope to sway up and down the wall, as well as across it. This plane, ... Read More »

Danse Dialogues – Stranger in Indian Paradise

Passes available at Alliance Française, nº24 College Road and at the venue on the evening of the show In the framework of the cooperation between the state of Tamil Nadu in India and the Pays de la Loire Region in France, the choreographer David Rolland invites two choreographers living in Chennai, Preethi Athreya and Padmini Chettur, to work on a ... Read More »

IndiEarth OnScreen

On the next edition of IndiEarth OnScreen, 3 films showcase the time and tide of changing urban landscapes in contemporary India. Film 1: Wives and Wives Filmmaker: Pramod Pati / 3 min / Language: English / 1962 (colour) Genre: Short, Animation Young India was being shaped, imagined and formed in the films of Films Division in the early years. Apart ... Read More »

DANSE DIALOGUES – Les Lecteurs / The Readers

On invitation only – Passes available at Alliance Française, nº24 College Road David Rolland turns almost everything into a dance floor. He likes to play, create and surprise but above all he loves meeting and getting people together to make them experience nothing less than the art of dancing. That way, he creates choreographies, performances or arrangements that often question ... Read More »

Talk – 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: YOUTH IN FRANCE What is life like for young people in France between adolescence and the time they enter the professional world? What are their tastes? What do they enjoy doing? How ... Read More »

Inauguration of the 19th European Film Festival

The Delegation of the European Union to India in association with ICAF, the Alliance Française of Madras, Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, British Council and the National Film Archive of India Present The Opening Ceremony of the 19th European Film Festival  Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 6 pm, Alliance Française of Madras In the presence of the Hungarian Ambassador  H.E. Dr. ... Read More »

IndiEarth OnScreen

This music edition of IndiEarth Onscreen is an inspiring collection of films that showcase the candid side of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, traveling Sufi musicians across the length & breadth of India, and international music collaborations in Bangladesh! Film: RAVI SHANKAR (India) Filmmaker: Pramod Pati // 27 mins // Language: English // 1974// B&W Genre: Bio, Music Documentary From ... Read More »