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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.