Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
(01) 638 14 47
All events take place in the Alliance Française Dublin and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated

Welcome to our Cultural Centre

The Alliance Française in Dublin organises or sponsors many
events in connection with French Culture: concerts, exhibitions,
shows, screenings, plays, conferences, book launch, etc.
For our current exhibition please visit our
Gallery page

Screening   Talk   Competition
Short Shorts from Europe!
Festival 2014
  Café Historique:
La Grande guerre
  Fondation AF Photo Contest:
Climat, état d'urgence

Tuesday 4 November – 8.30pm
Admission free (Booking essential)

The EUNIC Ireland cluster is pleased to invite you to the screening of seven short films presented by the Alliance Francaise, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, the Embassy of Greece, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Come and vote for your favorite film and try your luck at winning a special prize!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar


Wednesday 12 November – 6.30pm
Admission free (Booking essential)

Commemorations of the Centenary of the Great War are well under way but what perspectives are emerging?
Why do they vary from country to country?
And are they adequate for portraying the real nature of a war that was global rather than national?

Pr John Horne (Director of the Centre for War Studies, Department of History, Trinity College) will address these questions and debate them with the audience.

Talk in French, Q&A in English and French


Deadline 15 November

The 2015 theme for our 5th Photography Competition is: “Climat, état d'urgence (Climate, state of emergency)
Budding or professional photographers are requested to send 2 pictures relating to the climate, its evolution, the effects (real or perceived), measures taken and the possible solutions… T
he winner of the contest will enter the International Photography Competition  organised by the Fondation Alliance française and be exhibited in Paris with 40 international artists. The exhibition then travels around the 800+ Alliances Françaises around the world!

Special Event   Screening   Special Event
Beaujolais Nouveau
Evening 2014
  IFI French Film Club:
La Chambre bleue
  Alliance Française Night
@French Film Festival

Thursday 20 November – 6.30pm
€15 / €12 AF Members [Register]

We celebrate as every year the arrival of the famous red wine made from the Gamay grape produced in the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais Nouveau is the most well-known vin de primeur, for sale on the third Thursday of each November. You will taste the first wine of the season, accompanied by a plate of cheese and charcuterie in a very French and convivial athmosphere.

Our guest of honour, Patrick Thévenet, wine producer from the Domaine des Gandelins, will present and explain all that you need to know about wine-tasting.
Entry includes a plate of charcuterie and cheese with a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau.



Monday 24 November – 6.30pm
€8.90 / €7 AF & IFI Members

This brain-teasing thriller, directed by Mathieu Amalric, recounts the destiny of Julien (Mathieu Amalric), a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a love affair with Esther (Stéphanie Cléau) who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly, Julien is caught up in a police investigation – but what happened exactly?

50 years after Georges Simenon’s novel La Chambre bleue, Mathieu Amalric proposes a contemporary cinema adaptation, selected in the “Un Certain Regard” selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar


Thursday 27 November – 8.30 pm
€10.50 / €9.50 AF & IFI Members

After their Cannes-selected first collaboration Copacabana, Marc Fitoussi reunites with Isabelle Hupert in La Ritournelle (Paris Follies) for a bittersweet melodrama.

The French actress plays Brigitte, a woman farming cattle in Normandy with her husband Xavier (Jean-Pierre Daroussin). Xavier is a down-to-earth man, but Brigitte is a dreamer who decides to leave the fields behind and leave for Paris one day when the routine of her life overwhelms her. Will Xavier manage to keep hold of his wife? How does one reinvent oneself after so many years of Ritournelle?

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar