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New French courses start on November 20th
Additional placement tests on Monday 20, Tuesday 21
and Wednesday 22 between 5pm and 7pm

French Courses   Film Festival   Screening
Free Assessments for
the Winter term
  Irish Film Institute's
French Film Festival
  Cinéclub: Un Éléphant ça trompe énormément

Winter Term 20/11/2017- 27/01/2018
Free assessments on Monday 20, Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 between 5pm and 7pm


Our next term will start on November 20th!
Winter Term is open to both former and new students of all ages and abilities. General French courses, conversation courses, refresher classes, specialised workshops, preparation for international diplomas, for adults and courses for teenagers, children & toddlers are available all day from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks.
Assessments are
free of charge and no appointment is required. You don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or if you are already a student, you can enrol directly online.


Until 26 November 2017
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The biggest celebration of French cinema in Ireland is back!
From November 15 to 26, the 18th IFI French Film Festival features 19 Irish premières, including Festival de Cannes Jury Prize winner 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), new films from legendary directors Agnès Varda and Oscar winners Michael Haneke and Michel Hazanavicius, all-time classics plus a retrospective of the work of master auteur Jean-Pierre Melville.  Among its guests, the Festival welcomes this year for a master class the multi-award winning actress, screenwriter and director Agnès Jaoui.
This month French Film Club for Alliance Française Members will be part of the Festival and feature Teddy Lussi-Modeste's Le Prix du succès (see below).


Thursday 23 November – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

In tribute to the recently departed French actor Jean Rochefort we will be screening the cult comedy Un éléphant ça trompe énormément (Yves Robert, 1976).
While all his friends cheat on their wives, Etienne (Jean Rochefort) is happily married. But one morning, Etienne sees a gorgeous woman in red (Anny Duperey) passing and falls in love. Now he is ready to try anything to get her into his life.

The Cinéclub  takes place in the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library every last Thursday of the month. All films are presented in French with English subtitles. The Cinéclub is free for Premium Members among many other advantages! More on Memberships

Web Series Festival   Screening   Workshop
French Touch @
Dub Web Fest 2017
  IFI French Film Club:
Le Prix du succès
  Teachers' Training:
Des élèves et des apps

Sunday 26 November – 3.45pm
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Are you a fan of  series or simply interested in web content? Don't miss the third edition of Dub Web Fest, the celebration of webseries and online storytelling!
We are delighted to be partners of the
"French Touch" screening with an exciting line-up of the best webseries "Made in France": the webdoc Music on the Road (Arte Creative), DEEP (Studio+), the World Festival Premiere of new thriller Dragon Race (Save Ferris Studios / Studio+) and many uproarious comedies such as En Voiture Simone (RR3 Films), Le Myriapode (Dafouk), Bertrand (Arte Creative), Mortus Corporatus  (AnderAnderA Production)
We have
2 Festival Passes to be won on our social networks, so keep your eyes peeled!

Generator, Smithfield Square, Dublin


Sunday 26 November – 2pm
€12.50 / €7.50 AF Members

Teddy Lussi-Modeste's Le Prix du succès (The Price Of Success, 2017) is a behind-the-scenes drama about a successful stand-up comedian whose real life is far from funny.

As the spotlight grows brighter for comedian Brahim (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet) and as he crosses into the mainstream, tensions arise with his brother and long-time manager Mourad (Roschdy Zem, Days of Glory) and his girlfriend Linda (Maïwenn, High Tension). The film premiered at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.

This screening is part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 taking place from November 15th to 26th.


Tuesday 28 November – 5 pm
Admission free

In partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, the Alliance Française offers one-off  workshops throughout the year.
These 2-hour workshops that offer improved, practical strategies on how to teach French as a foreign language, are open to teachers in secondary schools but also in continuing education.

This November's workshop will showcase a selection of pedagogical apps ideal to develop your students' oral and written skills while motivating them. Tablets will be provided to participants.

The workshop will be led by Bérengère Langlois, Director of Courses at the Alliance Française Dublin.

Performance   Performance   Screening
"Poètes poètes"
Poetry, Humour & Song
  Soirée Karaoké
Spéciale Noël
  "Human" by
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Thursday 30 November – 6.30pm
Admission free

Compagnie Mascarille-Manuel and MGMusique invite you to a musical wander – a musardise as Edmond Rostand would say – in the company of  authors and poets who don’t take themselves seriously and who play around with the French language: Victor Hugo, Raymond Devos, Serge Gainsbourg, Boris Vian, Georges Brassens, Charles Trenet and more!

French actress, singer and stage director Marie-Silvia Manuel will lead us in this poetic and humorous journey, accompanied by musician, composer and conductor Marc Goldfeder on piano.
This performance in French for all ages shows that one can be light and deep at the same time, funny and coherent, humorous and dark.


Friday 1 December – 6.30pm
Admission free

The Alliance Française is proud to announce the return of our Karaoke Night just in time for Christmas!

And, as good things come in pairs, this time it is not just in French we will be singing, but it will be a multilingual Karaoke night.

And there will prizes too: French courses, AF Memberships and goodie bags to be won in different categories: Best singer, Worst singer, Best Impression or Best Xmas Jumper!!

To help you warm those vocal cords there will be  mulled wine and cheese platter from the French Café La Cocotte open for the night.


Thursday 7 December – 6pm
Admission free

World Vision Ireland & the Alliance Française present the screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's “Human” in support of Human Rights Day. In an ever more divided society, where inhumane conflicts and crises are unfolding before our eyes, could a solution be found by exploring what it means to be human? Could it help strengthen the unity of our vision and action?
"Human" is a collection of stories full of love, happiness, hatred and violence. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline what is universal.
The screening will be followed by a discussion in the French Library and a small reception at the Buswells Hotel.