Free Film Screenings in July!

A list of the best free film screenings in Mumbai in the month of July listed as per the venues. If we have missed out on any screening feel free to point out.

Alliance Francaise
40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020 022 2203 5993

Hannah Arendt de Margarethe Von Trotta, (113′)

Hannah Arendt paysage A look at the life of the philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who was a reporter for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Her articles and her “banality of evil” theory trigger of an unprecedented controversy.

Date – 06/07/2015
6:30 pm

Les Temps changent by Marion Milne (88′) Les-Temps-Changent paysage A vision of what could be our life on earth in 2075. Through stories from all over the world, this docu-fiction deals with the ecological, geopolitical and economical consequences of global warming.

Date(s) – 13/07/2015

Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako (100′)

Timbuktu paysage 2 A stunning French-Mauritanian drama film. Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane and his family live peacefully in the dunes. They find their quiet lives abruptly disturbed after a tragic accident…

Date – 20/07/2015
6:30 pm

This film will also play at  Deepak  Cinema on 28/07/2015 at 7 pm.

Patang by Prashant Bhargava (105′) Patang paysage 2 A poetic journey to the old city of Ahmedabad, Patang weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India’s largest kite festival. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams.

In partnership with The Root Reel


Matterden CFC

38 N M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013 022 24923399

La Grande Illusion by Jean Renoir (117′) La grande illusion paysage During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. When the men are transferred to a high-security fortress, they must concoct a plan to escape beneath the watchful eye of an aristocratic German officer…

Date – 07/07/2015
7:00 pm

Vandal by Hélier Cisterne (84′) Vandal paysage 15-year-old Chérif is a rebellious teenager. Placed under the guardianship of his Aunt and Uncle, he has to return to his apprenticeship as a mason. It’s his last chance. But every night graffiti artists descend upon the city’s walls. And with this, a whole new world opens up before him…

Date – 14/07/2015
7:00 pm

Les enfants du Paradis / Children of Paradise by Marcel Carné (87’) Cildren of Paradise paysage Widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman, Garance, loved by four different men.

Date – 21/07/2015
7:00 pm

Prithvi Theatre, Juhu

Les garçons et Guillaume, à table / Me, Myself and Mum by Guillaume Gallienne, (85′) Guillaume paysage Based on a stage show of the same name, this autobiographical, inventive comedy follows Guillaume, who has always been considered as the daughter his mother never had. Guillaume will discover who he is actually and will manage to break free from his mother’s pernicious influence.

Date – 15/07/2015
7:00 pm

This film will also play at Alliance Francaise on 27/07/2015 at 6:30 pm.

What About Art
29th Road, Bandra West 992021178

A l’ombre des masques by Valéry Gaillard (52′) ombre-des-masques Around the same time that Africa started marching towards industrialization and emancipation from colonial governments, artists began to change as well, mixing the sacred and the profane, travelling around the world and creating the art of today. Date – 16/07/2015 7:00 pm

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027

A Man Vanishes by Shohei Imamura It is a subversive film from 1967 that blurs the line between fact and fiction, between truth and falsehood. Madhushree Dutta, filmmaker and founder and executive director of Majlis, will introduce the film and be in conversation with the curators and the audience after the film.

Date : 10/07/2015
Time: 6:00 pm Hokusai_Vague-Kanagawa Nakajima Testujiro Aka Hokusai – “La Menace Suspendue(30′) Persian Miniature – “Les Jardins Du Paradis(30′) by Alain Jaubert

Two documentaries from the Palettes collection focusing on Nakajima Testujiro Aka Hokusai’s work of art, “La Menace Suspendue“, and on  Persian miniatures, “Les Jardins Du Paradis“.

Date(s) – 30/07/2015
6:30 pm

Talespinners 2 | A series that tells seven tales of children who confront challenges with ingenuity and creativity. Each story brings facets of a different cultural community to the screen, through a setting, accent, folk element, tradition, particular food or vocabulary. Young viewers will be captivated by the adventures and determination of the Talespinners’ children. This collection includes four original tales and three inspired by books. The stories have particular appeal to modern kids growing up in a complicated world.

Recommended age group: +5yrs
Museum Entry fee applicable
Adult Rs. 10/-
Child Rs. 5/-

First come first seated! Limited seating

Video line-up:

Asthma Tech (Jonathan NG 2006; 7 mins 9 secs)
The Girl Who Hated Books (Jo Meuris – 2006, 7 min 21 s)
Jaime Lo, small and shy (Lillian Chan – 2006, 7 min 48 s)
Maq and the Spirit of the Woods (Phyllis Grant – 2006, 8 min 29 s)
“Mind me good now!” (Chris Cormier – Derek Cummings-2005, 8 min 15 s)
Oma’s Quilt (Izabela Bzymek – 2007, 12 min 52 s)
Tzaritza (Theodore Ushev – 2006, 6 min 58 s)

Date(s) – 30/07/2015
4:00 pm

Russian Centre

31-A, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026 022 2351 0793

White Bim, Black Ear (172′) by S. Rostozkov white bim, black ear White dog called Bim is looking for its owner. It encounters all kinds of people and situations.

Date: 10/07/2015
Time: 6:00 pm

Elena (107′) by Andrey Zvyagintsev Vladimir and Elena are an older couple who met late in life. Vladimir is rich and cold; Elena is deferential and devout. After Vladimir has a heart attack, he must decide who to leave his money to, and Elena faces a terrible choice

Date: 17/07/2015
Time: 6:00pm

Repentance(153′) by Tenzig Abuladze The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son’s garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the police eventually capture a local woman, who is accused of digging it up.

Date: 28/07/2015
Time: 6:00pm

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