Reflecting Residencies Conference

The Institut Français is partnering with Arts en résidence – a network and platform for artist residency providers in France, for the first edition of the Reflecting Residencies Conference which will be held on 22nd & 23rd October at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris. The event brings together more than 40 professionals, artists, representatives of structures, and international networks for two days of round tables workshops and artistic creations. The objective of this conference…

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La Fête de l’animation

Institut Français brings cinema to the world, for every audience and every age! 2 feature films and 11 French and African short movies will be accessible online, free of charge, and without registration: – Adama by Simon Rouby – Yellowbird by Christian de Vita – Tales of Africa – 6 short animated films made in different African countries: Shamazulu, Le Chasseur et l’antilope, Malika et la sorcière, Le Cadeau, Les Trois vérités, Le Lutteur –…

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“France – India” Digital Library

Since 2015, the National Library of France – BnF is engaged in a shared digitalisation programme together with heritage institutions in France and abroad. Based on the idea of promoting digitally content as a way to give access to a shared heritage, these projects promote the creation of digital libraries. “France – India” digital library will bring together digital documentary corpora which bear witness to the relations between France and India, but also to the…

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Petit Pays (Small Country) – Exclusive Screening and Discussion

To celebrate the publication of Gaël Faye’s acclaimed novel Petit Pays (Small Country) in Hindi, The French Institute is please to organize an exclusive screening of the film Petit Pays (Small Country) by Eric Barbier. The story takes you through a touching childhood, set during the ethnic conflict in Rwanda. The drama follows the journey of Gabriel, aged 10, lives in a comfortable expat neighborhood in Burundi, his “small country”. Gabriel is a normal kid,…

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Exhibition – Shaunak Mahbubani

Art curators and historians, mark your calendar for 11 September! Prameya Art Foundation is all set to welcome you back to its gallery, physically and virtually! Art Scribes Award exhibition this year is titled ‘Seeds are Being Sown’. Digging for nuances within contemporary terrains of citizenship and belonging, ‘Seeds are Being Sown’ offers perspectives on defying rigidity through a gathering of artistic agencies rooted in active commemoration, corporeal knowledge, and trans futurities. The exhibition is…

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La Rentrée Littéraire 2020

The annual “Rentrée Littéraire”, a major event in the world of literature in France, happens every September. On this occasion, French publishers release hundreds of new titles, starting from the end of August. It puts the spotlights on French as well as foreign literature. On this occasion, the French Book Office conducted an online webinar on “Rentrée littéraire” on 25th August 2020. Three French publishers –Sabine Wespieser, Zulma Publishers and Éditions de la Découverte– were in…

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‘Eden, Eden, Eden’ at 50

Extreme and obscene Since its release on September 9th, 1970, Eden, Eden, Eden has provoked scandal, fascination, admiration. Deemed a “Saharian fiction”, it was the work of a thirty-year old author. It came out with forewords by Michel Leiris, Roland Barthes, Philippe Sollers, and was immediately praised by Michel Foucault ; upon being censored, it gained immediate international support by the likes of Pasolini and Beuys. Fifty years later, the work of Pierre Guyotat –…

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Book Launch of ‘Indian Chronicles’ by Marguerite de Bure

The French Institute in India, in collaboration with Oxford Bookstore and Sanbun Publishers, organised a webinar around the launch of the English translation of the book, Chroniques Indiennes / Indian Chronicles: Letters from a French Woman in Bombay (1902-1904) by Marguerite de Bure. The texts have been collected by the descendants of the author, Marie-Anne and Laurence Merland and translated by Elsa S Mathews. The book has been published by Sanbun Publishers under the PAP…

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