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  • French Courses

    C’est la rentrée!

    From 3 August to 18 September

    Because "Septembre" rhymes with "apprendre", come and discover our French classes!


  • Education

    2018 European Day of Languages

    Wednesday 26 September 13:30-16:30

    Come and celebrate the diversity of languages in Europe with tasters of French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish and more…


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Corporate

    Wednesday 26 September 18:30-20:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse’s cinema is starting up again and we invite you to join us for this year’s first screening: Nicolas Silhol’s "Corporate"


  • Talk

    Amour-montage: A talk on Pasolini by Davide Messina

    Thursday 27 September 17:30-18:30

    A talk on Pasolini by Davide Messina (University of Edinburgh), introduced by Professor Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh)


  • Library

    Goûter littéraire: C’est la rentrée CANCELLED

    Friday 28 September 15:00-16:00

    Goûter littéraire is a season of monthly gatherings at the Institut français d’Ecosse’s médiathèque, where older children and young teens meet to discuss all things literary.


  • Exhibition

    Doors Open Days 2018

    Saturday 29 September 10:00-18:00

    For the 4th consecutive year, the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Consulate General of France in Edinburgh are participating in Doors Open Days


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - Qu’est-ce que la littérature ?

    Saturday 29 September 11:45-13:15

    Pour la première séance, nous aborderons le dernier roman de Daniel Mendelsohn "Une odyssée : Un père, un fils, une épopée" publié aux éditions Flammarion, texte qui fut primé en 2017.


  • Exhibition

    Doors Open Days 2018

    Sunday 30 September 14:00-18:00

    For the 4th consecutive year, the Institut français d’Ecosse and the Consulate General of France in Edinburgh are participating in Doors Open Days


  • French Courses

    DELF-DALF Exams in December 2018

    From 1 October to 1 November

    Plan your exam well in advance !


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Orpheline

    Wednesday 3 October 14:00-16:00

    Largely based on the personal experiences of screenwriter Christelle Berthevas, Arnaud Des Pallières’s "Orpheline" reveals four moments in time in the lives of four different women to paint the portrait of a modern heroine


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Orpheline

    Wednesday 3 October 18:30-20:30

    Largely based on the personal experiences of screenwriter Christelle Berthevas, Arnaud Des Pallières’s "Orpheline" reveals four moments in time in the lives of four different women to paint the portrait of a modern heroine


  • For Kids

    Ciné-récré: Le Grand méchant renard et autres contes ...

    Friday 5 October 14:00-15:30

    For our first Ciné-récré of the 2018-2019 season, we will be screening "Le Grand méchant renard et autres contes .." by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert, a compilation of stories about animals who don’t seem to know exactly what they’re supposed to be.


  • Info

    October Library Closure

    From 9 to 16 October

    Our Library will be closed from Tuesday, October 9th until Tuesday, October 16th for refurbishment.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Fatima + Post-Show Discussion

    Wednesday 10 October 14:00-15:30

    One of 2015’s most lauded films, Philippe Faucon’s "Fatima" went on to win the 2016 César for best film, adaptation, and most promising actress (Zita Hanrot). Followed by a post-show discussion


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Fatima + Post-Show Discussion

    Wednesday 10 October 18:45-20:30

    One of 2015’s most lauded films, Philippe Faucon’s "Fatima" went on to win the 2016 César for best film, adaptation, and most promising actress (Zita Hanrot). Followed by a post-show discussion


  • Talk

    Franco-Scottish Society: Seventeenth-Century French hôtels

    Wednesday 10 October 19:00-21:00

    In this Franco-Scottish Society and Institut français d’Ecosse coproduction, Dr. Clarisse Godard Desmarest presents a comparative study of Paris and Edinburgh, looking at history, architecture, and politics.


  • Talk

    We Suggest: Evaluating Flaubert’s Account of Nogent-sur-Seine

    Thursday 11 October 13:15-14:45

    In the first research seminar in a series organised by the University of Edinburgh’s French & Francophone Studies department, Dr Daniel Finch-Race discusses Flaubert’s Account of Nogent-sur-Seine in "L’Éducation sentimentale"


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jusqu’à la garde

    Wednesday 17 October 14:00-15:30

    Xavier Legrand’s debut feature film, "Jusqu’à la garde" is a harrowing family drama about a father’s efforts to spend time with his son, his ex-wife who wants to protect her son, and the boy caught in the middle of it all.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jusqu’à la garde

    Wednesday 17 October 18:45-20:30

    Xavier Legrand’s debut feature film, "Jusqu’à la garde" is a harrowing family drama about a father’s efforts to spend time with his son, his ex-wife who wants to protect her son, and the boy caught in the middle of it all.


  • Party

    Pot de rentrée de la communauté française

    Friday 19 October 18:30-20:30

    We invite the French community in Edinburgh to come to the Consulate General of France in Scotland and the Institut français d’Ecosse to have a drink and learn about our services.


  • Talk

    Rethinking the Celts of the Iron Age

    Monday 22 October 17:00-18:00

    French Archaeologist and Iron Age expert, Dr Olivier Buchsenschutz, will give a talk in French on the Celts of the Iron Age. A fascinating history about the ancestors of the Scottish People!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Cherchez la femme

    Wednesday 24 October 14:00-16:00

    Franco-Iranian director Sou Abadi, takes a contemporary French spin on the Billy Wilder classic "Some Like it Hot" by updating it to the age of Islamic fundamentalism.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Cherchez la femme

    Wednesday 24 October 18:45-20:30

    Franco-Iranian director Sou Abadi, takes a contemporary French spin on the Billy Wilder classic "Some Like it Hot" by updating it to the age of Islamic fundamentalism.


  • Cinema

    Franco-Scottish Society: French Film Festival UK 2018 Preview

    Wednesday 24 October 19:00-21:00

    In this Franco-Scottish Society and Institut français d’Ecosse coproduction, Festival co-director Richard Mowe gives a sneak peek into what’s on offer at this year’s French Film Festival UK.


  • For Kids

    Goûter littéraire: Semaine du goût

    Friday 26 October 15:00-16:00

    Goûter littéraire is a season of monthly gatherings at the Institut français d’Ecosse’s médiathèque, where older children and young teens meet to discuss all things literary.


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - Le roman entre poésie, mythe et histoire

    Saturday 27 October 11:45-13:15

    Pour la deuxième séance, nous aborderons le dernier roman de Gwenaëlle Aubry, La Folie Elisa (2018)


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Les Grands Esprits

    Wednesday 31 October 14:00-16:00

    Olivier Ayache-Vidal’s first full-length feature film, "Les Grands Esprits," is a classroom comedy about a teacher moving from France’s most prestigious high school to one of its numerous schools struggling in the Parisian banlieue.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Les Grands Esprits

    Wednesday 31 October 18:45-21:00

    Olivier Ayache-Vidal’s first full-length feature film, "Les Grands Esprits," is a classroom comedy about a teacher moving from France’s most prestigious high school to one of its numerous schools struggling in the Parisian banlieue.


  • Talk

    We Suggest: Tangible Landscapes of Memory

    Thursday 1 November 17:15-18:45

    In the second research seminar in a series organised by the University of Edinburgh’s French & Francophone Studies department, PhD candidate Ellen Davis-Walker examines space and memory in the context of the Paris Massacre of 1961


  • French Courses

    2019 Winter Term

    From 3 November to 25 December

    Our WINTER Term classes will start on 14 January for kids, teens and adults. Enrol before 25 December to benefit from a 10% early bird discount.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: 2 Automnes 3 Hivers | 2 Autumns 3 Winters

    Wednesday 7 November 14:00-15:30

    Our cinéma programme for Institut members is back in full force, screening a new film every Wednesday at 2:00pm and 6:30pm. These events are free, but for members only. We invite you to book early and if you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join. Our film this week is 2 Automnes 3 Hivers | 2 Autumns 3 Winters by Sebastien Betbeder


  • Cinema

    Cinema: 2 Automnes 3 Hivers | 2 Autumns 3 Winters

    Wednesday 7 November 18:45-20:00

    Our cinéma programme for Institut members is back in full force, screening a new film every Wednesday at 2:00pm and 6:30pm. These events are free, but for members only. We invite you to book early and if you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join. Our film this week is 2 Automnes 3 Hivers | 2 Autumns 3 Winters by Sebastien Betbeder


  • Music

    World War I Centenary: Debussy Concert

    Saturday 10 November 19:00-21:00

    As part of a daylong programme of commemoration, celebration, and culture on the day before the centenary of Armistice Day, Florian Kaplick will perform a concert of works composed by Debussy in the shadow of World War I


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Le dernier diamant

    Wednesday 14 November 14:00-16:00

    Simon has just been released from prison and is on parole. His friend, Albert, lures him back to his old ways for one more hit. To steal the priceless diamond Florentin. Simon’s plan to steal the diamond goes sour. Others are also after the diamond, such as gangsters and ruthless killers.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Le dernier diamant

    Wednesday 14 November 18:45-20:45

    Simon has just been released from prison and is on parole. His friend, Albert, lures him back to his old ways for one more hit. To steal the priceless diamond Florentin. Simon’s plan to steal the diamond goes sour. Others are also after the diamond, such as gangsters and ruthless killers.


  • For Kids

    Ciné-récré: selection of short films

    Friday 16 November 14:00-15:00

    During our second family-friendly Ciné-récré of the 2018-2019 season, we will be screening a list of short-films, recommended from 3 years old..


  • Library

    Book Launch : L’odyssée de Kumiko by Marie-Alice Harel

    Saturday 17 November 10:30-12:00

    On Saturday 17 November at 10h30, the Institute will welcome Marie-Alice Harel, illustrator of l’Odyssee de Kumiko. She will present some original drawings, introduce her work and sign books.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Lola Pater

    Wednesday 21 November 14:00-15:30

    A tale of a son who goes looking for his father, only to realise that he became a woman 25 years earlier. A film by Nadir Moknèche, "Lola Pater" features Fanny Ardant in the title role.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Lola Pater

    Wednesday 21 November 18:45-20:30

    A tale of a son who goes looking for his father, only to realise that he became a woman 25 years earlier. A film by Nadir Moknèche, "Lola Pater" features Fanny Ardant in the title role.


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - La parole dans la littérature – « ÉCRIRE LA VOIX »

    Saturday 24 November 11:45-13:15

    Pour la troisième séance, nous aborderons le livre de Guillaume Meurice, Cosme (Flammarion, 2018).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: La Bataille de Solférino

    Wednesday 28 November 14:00-15:30

    A comedy about ex partners, their children, and a presidential election, Justine Triet’s "La Bataille de Solférino" stars Laetitia Dosch, who was recently in Edinburgh for "Jeune Femme" (Filmhouse) and "La Maladie de la mort" (EIF).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: La Bataille de Solférino

    Wednesday 28 November 18:45-21:00

    A comedy about ex partners, their children, and a presidential election, Justine Triet’s "La Bataille de Solférino" stars Laetitia Dosch, who was recently in Edinburgh for "Jeune Femme" (Filmhouse) and "La Maladie de la mort" (EIF).


  • Talk

    Talk: Border Politics and Policy in Today’s Europe

    Thursday 29 November 18:45-20:15

    As part of a two-day programme on migration and border politics in Europe, Virginie Guiraudon (PhD, 1997, Harvard) delivers this keynote address followed by a discussion with Professor Christina Boswell (University of Edinburgh)


  • Music

    Concert: The Consort of Voices present "Auld Alliance"

    Saturday 1 December 18:00-19:00

    Edinburgh-based a cappella chamber choir The Consort of Voices, in collaboration with the Institut français d’Ecosse, perform traditional French and Scottish music in a charity concert, raising funds for the Marie Curie Hospice at Fairmilehead, Edinburgh


  • Cinema

    Cinéma de Noël: Caprice

    Wednesday 5 December 14:00-15:30

    An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma de Noël: Caprice

    Wednesday 5 December 18:45-20:30

    An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 26 January 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 23 February 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 30 March 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 27 April 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 25 May 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 22 June 2019 11:45-13:15

    Un samedi par mois, un rendez-vous littéraire à l’Institut.


 
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