Saturday , 22 February 2020


Ciné-Club: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Cherbourg, November 1957. Madame Emery and her daughter, Geneviève, run a store called The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Geneviève is in love with Guy, a mechanic working in a garage. When her mother learns of the relationship, she disapproves. Read More »

Exposé 38 – Design X Design

Design in its many manifestations forms an integral part of every culture. Civilizations evolve and attain their full potential because of it. Design based creative communities in India are witness to a fascinating churning, necessitating a search for a vision that may inform their evolution beyond - spanning education, profession and the industry. Thus, involving exposes, roundtables, exhibitions etc. Design X Design is a step in that direction. Read More »

Cine Club: Les grands esprits

Teacher in the most prestigious highschool in the country, François enjoys the life he’s always known, in the intellectual and bourgeois society of Paris. Trapped in a situation where he’s forced to accept a job in a school of a tough underprivileged suburb, he finds himself confronted to his own limits and to the upheaval of his values and certainties. Read More »

Cine Club: l’Homme qu’on aimait trop

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. Read More »

Cine Club: La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

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. Read More »

Cine Club: l’Atelier – The Workshop

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. Read More »

Cine Club: Le temps de l’aventure

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? Read More »

Cine Club: Les beaux jours

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... Read More »

Cine Club: Rock’n roll

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… Read More »

Conference: The Intellectual Geography of ALBERT CAMUS

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. Read More »