This week, a three-day film festival in the city will ring in International Music Day, celebrated across the world on June 21.
From June 17 to 19, the Alliance Francaise and the American Center at New Marine Lines as well as the Max Mueller Bhavan at Kala Ghoda will host free screenings for 11 films related to music — musicals, documentaries on various musical genres and biographies of great artistes.
Richard Attenborough’s Chorus Line, Bill Condon’s Dreamgirls and Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose are some of the films to be screened at the three venues. The films come from six countries — France, USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Quebec.
The Festival of Music was first created by the French ministry of Culture in 1982, and since then has expanded to become a global festival across 110 countries. The film festival will be the first edition of Music Day celebrations in Mumbai.
The film screenings are open to the public on a first come first serve basis.
A complete schedule of the film screenings is available at www.goethe.de/ins/in/mum/ver/en6187915v.htm