Louise, an old lady, finds herself stranded in a seaside resort after the last train of the holiday season has left the station. But far from panicking, the fearless Louise decides to stay, no matter what awaits her. And the worst does await her: foul weather, heavy rains, high tides. Under such circumstances, will this new Robinson achieve her goal and manage to survive amidst the raging elements? English subtitles. Free entry.
The film, set in Kirghizstan, is a search for Djamilia, the title character in the novella by Chingiz Aitmatov about a young woman who rebels against the rules of Kirghiz society. We will meet women who, in talking about Djamilia, reveal their own private lives and desires, the rules they chafe under and their ideas of freedom. English subtitles. Free entry.
The Night of ideas will take place on 31 January 2019, and will focus on the theme : “Facing our time". Guests from diverse backgrounds—intellectuals, researchers, artists, performers—will gather to discuss the theme all in cities around the world, from Paris to Karachi and beyond.
Henri-Georges Clouzot became the master of black realism and suspense with films like The Raven, The Salary of Fear, The Diabolicals and more. Though he is considered one of the greats of French filmmaking, he has not always enjoyed the good graces of criticism. In this documentary, Pierre-Henri Gibert explores the story of an agitator to the romantic life and his reputation of a tyrant. English subtitles. Free entry.
Through a portrait of restaurateurs Gerard and Catherine Bosse, this documentary explores culinary traditions and celebrates wine, the Loire and epicureanism. In meeting with winemakers, the film discusses the links between gastronomy and wines and questions the practices and philosophy of their ambitious craftsmen. English subtitles. Free entry, all welcome.
Join us for an awareness session on November 14, World Diabetes Day, and learn about the various issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world in a talk by Dr. Yusuf Kamal Mirza.
In Memoir of War, a writer and resistance fighter is desperate for news of her husband, who has been arrested by the Germans, leading her to enter into a high-risk game of psychological cat and mouse with a Nazi collaborator. English subtitles. Free entry, all welcome.
The Alliance Française de Karachi welcomes students to an information session about studies in France on Saturday 10 November 2018. This public session of information about studies in France will inform you about programs taught in English, scholarship opportunities, student life in France, etc. To register, fill in this form.
Shared sacred places in South Asia and beyond: the case study of Udero Lal in Pakistan
The Alliance Française de Karachi, the Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS, Paris) and the Centre for Social Sciences in Karachi present a seminar on Exploring shared religious legacy from archaeology to anthropology: The multiple identities of Jhulelal and other case studies. Free entry, all welcome to attend.
Come watch a ballet performance by young ballerinas from Karachi Ballet at the Alliance Française de Karachi art gallery on 30 October 2018 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Free entry, all welcome. New ballet classes start at the Alliance Française de Karachi in November 2018 for adults and kids. Get the details here.
In La Surface de Réparation (On the Sly), Franck has been living for 10 years on the sidelines of a provincial football club. Without status or pay, he knows the players well and smiles as much as he watches them. One evening he meets Salomé, the exmistress of a player, who has set his sights on Djibril, an old football fame come to finish his career at the club. English subtitles.
Ouvrir La Voix (Speak Up) is a documentary about black women reclaiming the narrative around the identities: "woman" and "black". The film highlights the diversity of Afropean diasporas and documentary explores the intersections of discrimination, art and blackness. English subtitles.
In this 1987 film Brise-Glace (Icebreaker) filmed on the icebreaker Frej, three directors deliver their impressions: Rouch films the work on the ship, Törnroth gives the floor to the crew and Ruiz introduces a fantastic touch. English subtitles.
Join us at the Ciné Club at the Alliance Française de Karachi every Tuesday evening to enjoy a French film with English subtitles! In Lola Pater, Zino, who is the son of Algerian immigrants, learns at his mother’s funeral that his father has never returned to Algeria contrary to what he always believed. Instead he lives in the Camargue. He then goes to find him and discovers that he became a woman, 25 years ago...
Join us at the Ciné Club at the Alliance Française de Karachi every Tuesday evening to enjoy a French film with English subtitles! In Cherchez La Femme, Armand and Leila, students at Science Po, start dating. But when Mahmoud, Leila's big brother, returns from a long stay in Yemen that has radically transformed him, he opposes the love relationship of his sister and decides to remove him from Armand at any cost. To get to know Mahmoud and to see Leila again, Armand has no choice: he must don the full veil!