Events

Theatre: DURAS RESISTANCE | 16th June 2016

The last World War, Marguerite Duras lived it all at once as the wife of a deported husband, as a resistant, but also as a writer. This play is an adaptation of two texts from her book La Douleur, the first one of course, along with the one about Monsieur X, alias Pierre Rabier. This second one is particularly striking. Pierre Rabier is a Gestapo agent who Duras has a dangerous affair with, obliged to see him to obtain intelligence which will help her resistance network. Duras is suffering from the decisions of that cold-hearted man, but as he is fascinated by French authors he will spare her life in the end.

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Ciné-Club: CAPRICE – 9th June, 2016

Initial release: 2014 | Director:  Emmanuel Mouret Running time: 1h40min French with English subtitles | Free Entry. Open to all Bumbling fifth grade instructor Clement has a hard time putting a full sentence together, but that doesn’t stop him from winning over Alicia, a film and theater star whose nephew he’s been hired to tutor in math. The matinee idol and sheepish …

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Dance : LA FORÊT ÉBOURIFFÉE | 7th June 2016

About the spectacle: Directed by Christian and François Ben Aïm, La forêt ébouriffée is an art performance for all ages. This spectacle, between dance, theatre and tale, is adapted from a children’s book written by Mélanie Thierry. Against a backdrop of video-projections made by the writer, two dancers narrate the story of Racine (Narated with English subtitles).

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Ciné-Club: LA FRENCH – 2nd June, 2016

Initial release: 2014 | Director: Cédric Jimenez Running time: 2h15min French with English subtitles | Free Entry. Open to all 1975, Marseille is ruled by a brutal drug gang exporting heroin to New York under the gang name la French. Former Juvenile Court judge Pierre Michel is transferred to the organized crime unit, and will spend years trying to take down one …

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Talk: Design X Design: 26th May 2016

Design in its many manifestations forms an integral part of every culture. Civilizations evolve and attain their full potential because of it. Design based on creative industries in India are witness to a fascinating churning, necessitating a search for a vision that may inform their evolution beyond – spanning education, profession and industry. Thus, involving exposes, roundtables, exhibitions etc. Design …

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Pascal Dibie’s tour in India – Nicolas Bouvier and travel writing

In the framework of The Other Thought – French-Indian Encounters on Creativity and Innovation, powered by the French Institute in India, we have the immense pleasure in welcoming Pascal Dibie in India on the occasion of the publication of The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier (Yoda Press). Three events on travel writing and Nicolas Bouvier are organized in …

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Ciné-Club: Quai D’Orsay – 19th May, 2016

Initial release: 2013  | Director: Bertrand Tavernier Running time: 1h54min French with English subtitles | Free Entry. Open to all Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. Arthur Vlaminck, a young graduate of the elite National School of …

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Ciné-Club: Pickpocket – 12th May, 2016

Initial release: 1959| Director: Robert Bresson Running time: 1h15min French with English subtitles | Free Entry. Open to all Plot: The story of Michel, a young solitary man obsessed with theft. His first theft of a hand bag ends up badly. But by chance he meets a master thief. This encounter re-awakens his vocation, and he soon becomes an unparalleled pickpocket.

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Music Concert | Beltuner | 6th May 2016 | 9pm

Beltuner is a popular French band created in Paris in 2001. This band is composed of four musicians: Pascal Muller (guitar), Nicolas Pautras (double bass), René Sopa (accordion) and Mickaël Correira (percussion). Their music is a harmonious mix of jazz, gypsy swing and musette (the music of cosmopolitan Paris life). From their very first concert in a tiny Parisian bar, …

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Music Concert | Piloot meets Trippy Sama | 30th April 2016 | 9pm

About PILOOT: P I L O O T is a trio of «Trans-Improvised» which is composed of the flautist Florian Guibert, the double bassist Cyrille de Haes and the drummer Jean-Philippe De Gheest Influenced by complementary musical influences (jazz,rock,world and electronic music) the 3 accomplished musicians let go of all musical apprehensions while playing and surrender to the joys of spontaneous …

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