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.
40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020 022 2203 5993
Hannah Arendt de Margarethe Von Trotta, (113′)
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
Les Temps changent by Marion Milne (88′) 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′)
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
This film will also play at Deepak Cinema on 28/07/2015 at 7 pm.
Patang by Prashant Bhargava (105′) 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
38 N M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013 022 24923399
La Grande Illusion by Jean Renoir (117′) 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
Vandal by Hélier Cisterne (84′) 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
Les enfants du Paradis / Children of Paradise by Marcel Carné (87’) 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
Les garçons et Guillaume, à table / Me, Myself and Mum by Guillaume Gallienne, (85′) 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
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′) 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.
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
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
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
31-A, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026 022 2351 0793
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
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.