A list of the best free film screenings in Mumbai in the month of August 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
Contact : 022 2203 5993
All films at this venue begin at 6:30 pm.
Un homme qui crie / A screaming man by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (92′)
Adam, a former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a smart N’Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated.
Date : 10/08/2015
La Jalousie / Jealousy by Philippe Garrel (77′)
Louis leaves his wife and daughter for Claudia, a woman with whom he is madly in love. A series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.
Date : 17/08/2015
Les citronniers by Eran Riklis (106′)
The story of Selma, a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon grove when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves in next to her. As he threatens to have her lemon grove torn down, she finds unexpected support in the minister’s wife.
Date : 24/08/2015
Siddharth by Richie Mehta (96′)
After sending away his 12 year-old son Siddharth to work, Mahendra is relieved – his financial burdens will be alleviated. But when Siddharth fails to return home, Mahendra learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. He travels across India in pursuit, with the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed.
In partnership with The Root Reel
Date – 26/08/2015
Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud Des Pallières (122′)
An epic drama based on the story of Hans Kohlhase. In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.
Date : 31/08/2015
38 N M Joshi Marg,
Mumbai 400 013
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.
Time: 7:00 pm
My Sweet Pepper Land by Hiner Saleem (95′)
In a remote village at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq lives the Kurdish patriot Baran who since recently serves as a policeman. He cannot help but provoke the local villain Aziz Aga and finds himself supported by an attractive lady named Govend who works as a teacher.
Time: 7:00 pm
Le Salaire de la Peur / Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot (131′)
In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.
Time: 7:00 pm
What About Art
Kandinsky – “Figures de l’invisible” (30′)
Andy Warhol – “Ten lizes” (30′) by Alain Jaubert
Focus on two artists of the 20th Century who have revolutionized the relationship between art, beauty and truth. These two documentaries from the Palette collection explore the history of “Figures de l’Invisible” by Kandinsky and “Ten Lizes” by Andy Warhol.
Date(s) – 20/08/2015
Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027
Paul Cézanne – “La violence Du Motif: la Montagne Sainte-Victoire” (30′)
Henri Matisse – “A Vif Dans La Couleur” (30′) by Alain Jaubert
Two documentaries from the Palettes collection focusing on the history of two painters “La violence Du Motif: la Montagne Sainte-Victoire” on Paul Cézanne and “A Vif Dans La Couleur” on Henri Matisse.
Time: 6:30 pm
31-A, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026 022 2351 0793
Director : Nikita Mikhalkov
Duration: 92 min
A provincial woman, who raised her children by herself after divorcing her husband, becomes lonely when they grow up and move to the city. She decides to go to the city to resolve family relations but begins to meddle in everyone’s affairs.
(All films will have english subtitles)