Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
 
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
cultural@alliance-francaise.ie
(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

         
Film Festival / Competition   Theatre   Special Event
   
Win tickets for French Films
at Dublin Film Festival
  'International Relations'
by Faux Amis
  AFterwork:
AF Monthly Social
February 16-26
Win tickets on our Facebook & Twitter!

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is bringing the world’s best films to Dublin from February 16-26, featuring a rich mix of French-language films.
From edgy thrillers like La Mécanique de L’Ombre and Moka to the vibrant and colourful Wùlu, there’s something for everyone at #ADIFF17!

French-language films this year:
Réparer Les Vivants, Friday 24
Moka, Saturday 25
La Mécanique de L’ombre, Thursday 23 Feb
L’Odyssée, Saturday 25
Wùlu, Thursday 23

For more information: www.diff.ie

 
 

21 - 23 February 8pm
€12/€10
for AF Members

Paris, 2015. A mighty clash of cultures unfolds in a small Parisian apartment. Jess, an anglophone girl with a certain je ne sais quoi has fallen for her new French beau, Marc and is en route to meet his friends for the first time. For Jess, making an impression while avoiding any faux pas is not a fait accomplit.

Set against the backdrop of the Paris attacks in 2015, 'International Relations' is a tour-de-force exploring borders and cultures which clash and overlap. Presented in French and English, as part of Smock Alley Theatre's Scene & Heard Festival 2017.

Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange St Lower, D8

 
 

Thursday 23 February – 5.30pm
Admission free

The Alliance Francaise's AFterwork is back! Join the AF social on the last Thursday of the month for a special evening in La Cocotte giving pride of place to French wine and food.
Come enjoy live music from a new Irish talent and discover the atypical atmosphere created for the occasion in our Café-Restaurant.

French mix platters specially designed for the event will be available with cold meat (rosette de Lyon / jambon de Bayonne) and cheese (comté / reblochon).

Deals on the night:

Wine glass:  €5.00
Mix Platter:  €5.00

 Platter + Wine: €7.50

 
         
Screening   Talk   Screenings
   
IFI French Film Club:
It's only the end of the World
  An evening with Bernard Cerquiglini & Vilmos Bardosi   Francophonie
Film Festival

Wednesday 1 March – 6.30pm
€9.40 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer returns home to his estranged family after an absence of more than a decade prompting a series of confrontations, revelations and internecine squabbling in Xavier Dolan’s (Tom at The Farm, Mommy) adaptation of Jean-Luc Lagarce’s acclaimed stage play.
Filmed in his signature heightened style replete with intense close-ups and delicate slow-motion sequences, and working with an accomplished cast – Marion Cotillard, Nathalie Baye, Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel – Dolan’s sixth feature is as stylized and melodramatic as we have come to expect but there is also a newfound maturity and restraint to his aesthetic.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

 
 

Wednesday 1 March – 6.30pm
Admission free
 

As part of the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, the Alliance française Dublin welcomes French linguist Bernard Cerquiglini and Hungarian lexicographer Bárdosi Vilmos for a presentation called : Langue au chat, gueule du loup et chien de faïence : la langue française en images.

They will display the richness of the French language through a focus on its illustrated expressions, such as "donner sa langue au chat" (literally "to give one’s tongue to the cat") or "se jeter dans la gueule du loup" ("to throw yourself in the wolf’s mouth") and their meaning.

The conference will be conducted in French.

 
 

1 March - 2 April 2017
 Full Programme 

Did you know that you could speak French on all five continents? Can a language convey humanist values? What do 84 countries have in common? Do you give your langue au chat ?
To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland will showcase from March 1st to April 2nd a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates and contests.
We will be hosting many events including the Francophonie Film Festival selected by participating embassies (click on the link for film details & booking):
Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Canada, Belgium, Morocco and Egypt as well as a special Matinée screening for Schools.

 
   
Special Event   Screening   Talk
   
Francophonie
Karaoké
  International Women's Day:
Women & Men
  An evening with
Azouz Begag
Saturday 4 March – from 8.30pm
Admission free
 

Come and sing in French with us for le craic! We have selected a very special playlist of French variété from every decade and every style from Dalida to Maitre Gims.
Choose your inner voice from a large selection of hit singles by Goldman, Indochine, Claude François, Gainsbourg, Niagara, Christine & The Queens, etc. and, needless to say, Michel and his Connemara. Bad singers are welcome!
The Francophonie Karaoké is o
rganised by The House Presents with the support of the French Embassy and the Alliance Française within the framework of the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland.

The Annesley House, 70 Nth Strand, Dublin 3

 
 

Monday 6 March 6.30pm
Admission free 

On the occasion of International Women's Day and as part of the  Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, the Alliance Francaise will host a screening of the award-winning documentary "Women and Men" (Des femmes et des hommes) by Frédérique Bedos. Already viewed by 35 million people around the world, it was presented at the UNESCO in Paris and at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
The film offers an in-depth look at persistent gender inequality revealing surprising economic and social advantages of women empowerment. Equality is the path to progress!

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Watch trailer

 
 
Tuesday 7 March 6.30pm
Admission free  

As part of The Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, meet Azouz Begag, writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology.

As a researcher and a politician Begag set the focus on the problems of unequal opportunity for those brought up in industrial suburbs and ghettos. He also raised this topic in his different novels, often inspired by his childhood as the son of Algerian parents. Begag is best known for the autobiographical novel Le Gone du Chaâba, (1986) but he wrote many others including The Sheep in the Bathtub (2007) about his two years as French state minister.

This interview conducted by Michael Cronin will be followed by a Q&A with the public.

 
   
Special Events   Exhibition Launch / Screening   Debating Finale
   
Alliance Française
Comic Book Festival 2017
  Yves Saint Laurent
by Reginald Gray
  Finale des
Joutes Oratoires

Wednesday 8 March – 6.30pm
Thursday 9 March
– 6.30pm
Full Programme

The Comic Book Festival is brought to you for the third time by the Alliance Française Dublin in partnership with the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, the Comics Lab and Illustrators Ireland. Join us for this exciting opportunity to discover new voices and learn from leading professionals in Ireland, France and Belgium through a series of events over two days: live reading performances, talks, exhibitions, signings and a book fair!

This year's talent includes Sarah Bowie, Eoin Coveney, Alan Dunne, Katherine Foyle, Debbie Jenkinson, Paddy Lynch, Elida Maiques, Stephen Maurice Graham, Ale Mercado, David McClelland, Fintan Taite and Max de Radiguès.

 
 

Wednesday 15 March – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Reginald Gray (1930-2013) was an Irish artist who worked as a portrait painter, celebrity photographer, set designer and fashion designer (for Vogue, Fairchild, Condé Nast, WWD) in Paris and New York. This posthumous exhibition is an opportunity to publicize his art in Ireland.
A selection of portraits of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris and Morocco was chosen to illustrate the upcoming Franco-Irish Literary Festival that will concentrate on Fashion (see below).

The exhibition will be opened by Eleonore Gray, daughter of the artist, and followed by the screening of the documentary Reginald Gray: Portrait of a portrait artist at 7.30pm in the French Library.

 
 

Friday 24 March – 6pm
Admission free – RSVP

This competition, open to students in secondary schools in Ireland, has been organised under the auspices of the Alliance Française Dublin since 1990 with a view of enhancing the students’ oral learning skills through a structured system of debates in the French language.

28 Irish schools have taken part in the debating competition since October 2016.

The battle of wits will finally come to an end with the finalist teams competing on a secret motion on Friday 24 March in the French Library!

 
   
Children's Workshop   Screening   Literary Festival
   
Become your Hero!
Workshop for 6-10 year olds
  World Premiere:
Beigbeder's 'L'Idéal'
  18th Franco-Irish Literary
Festival: Style & Stylistics

Saturday 25 March 10am - 1pm
Admission free 

What would a hero be without his costume?

The French Library is pleased to welcome French children's book illustrator Marc Majewski for a workshop combining arts & crafts and a showcase on the representation of characters based on their costume.

6-10 year old children will be invited to find their heroic self and, of course, to work on their costume!

The workshop is part of the upcoming Franco-Irish Literary Festival that will concentrate this year on fashion and clothing in literature.

 
 

Friday 31 march 6.30pm
Admission free 

As a prelude to the Franco-Irish Literary Festival the Alliance Française and the French Embassy invite you to attend a free screening of the film L’Idéal (2016) directed by Frédéric Beigbeder.
Based on the novel Au secours, pardon (2007), written by Beigbeder himself, the film recounts the crisis within the company L’Idéal after the leak of a sex tape (including a Nazi component) starring its ambassador.
The screening will be introduced by Philippe Milloux and followed by a Q&A session hosted by Jean-Philippe Imbert will give the public an opportunity to exchange with Frédéric Beigbeder.

 
 

31 March, 1, 2 April at Light House Cinema, Dublin Castle (Castle Hall) & Alliance Française
Admission Free (first come basis)

For the 18th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, jointly organised by the Alliance Française and the French Embassy, 15 writers from France and Ireland will reflect on the theme Style and Stylistics – De fil en aiguille – Snáth An Scéil during panel discussions, interviews, readings and our now famous Sunday literary brunch!
We also have this year very special events around the the festival including screenings, exhibition and workshops.
www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com