Olivia, a well-known Parisian novelist, runs a writing workshop with a group of young people in La Ciotat, in the South of France. She is particularly intrigued by Antoine, a taciturn and not very sociable, young man who becomes the “black sheep” of the group. English subtitles. Free entry.
Arnaud Jaurès, 25, a neophyte in politics, joins a presidential candidate’s campaign team in an unlikely turn of events. He becomes the personal assistant to head of communication Agnès Karadzic, a powerful and experienced woman that fascinates him. English subtitles. Free entry.
Come watch the film Chalo Hamara Des, a journey in search of the 'des' (country) invoked in the poetry of the fifteenth-century mystic poet, Kabir. This film interweaves the stories of two very different lives, Indian folk singer Prahlad Tipanya and North American scholar Linda Hess.
French director Julie Bertuccelli's non-fiction film looks at a class of immigrant kids in Paris's 10th arrondissement. The footage, shot over the course of a year at the Granges-aux-Belles secondary school in Paris’s mixed 10th arrondissement, focuses on a special “reception class,” where students who speak little to no French are welcomed. English subtitles. Free entry.
Night is falling. The Paris "postcard" disappears to give way to those who live there: Jeni, Pascal and the others. Through thirteen figures, the film draws the portrait, or rather photographs its protagonists in Paris. English subtitles. Free entry.
Libreville, Gabon, 2016. Christ, a young boxer, trains relentlessly by day and earns his living as a doorman at nightclubs. At the same time, another combat is being played out, or played out again —that of the presidential election. As in other African countries recently, there is hope for a democratic transition this time. English subtitles. Free entry.
Étienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for films. But as they spend the year studying, they have to face friendship and love challenges as well as choosing their artistic battles. English subtitles. Free entry.
NauTarang is a platform initiated by All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) in collaboration with Alliance française de Karachi. Our aim is to host student performances of traditional music and work for the sustenance of traditional performing arts.
The Night of ideas will take place on 31 January 2019, and will focus on the theme : “Facing the Present". 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. Free entry. Save the date!
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.
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 first KBT 2019 Discursive Roundtable topic is “Displacement”. Artist and writer Shahana Rajani will be presenting her work alongside panelists including social activist, writer and translator Aquila Ismail, Historian Gul Hassan Kalamatti and Investigative journalist Naziha Syed Ali. The Artist and panelists will discuss the impact of urbanization in the city.