Christmas celebration at Basusree Cinema for almost 400 students
Almost 400 students from 9 schools in Kolkata gathered at the heritage Basusree Cinema Hall to celebrate Christmas on 10th December 2016, with the assistance and support of the French Institute in India and the Alliance Française du Bengale.
Mr. Damien Syed, Consul General of France in Calcutta, was present at the event to welcome the children and give them very special Christmas presents, offered by French Institute in India and Goyal Edition.
After the great success of the first edition “Cinema for Schools in Kolkata”, students have shown their interest in French Cinema and their strong will of learning more about French language and culture.
The French movie “Santa Claus” (in French “Le Père Noël”), directed by Alexandre Coffre in 2014, is a typical Christmas Film, that shows the magic of Christmas fairytale and the natural beauty of Paris during Christmas time.
All the students appreciated the Film and were also offered an ice-cream by Open Doors after the screening.
As this event is also part of a training program for French Teachers, a workshop “Learn French though Film” has been conducted by linguistic attachée, Magosha Fréquelin at Alliance française du Bengale, in order to promote innovative teachings methods and activities to learn French in schools.