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  • 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


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Numéro une

    Wednesday 7 November 14:00-16:00

    Seasoned French filmmaker Tonie Marshall weighs in on breaking through the glass ceiling with "Numéro une," about a brilliant woman trying to reach the top of a major French company.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Numéro une

    Wednesday 7 November 18:45-21:00

    Seasoned French filmmaker Tonie Marshall weighs in on breaking through the glass ceiling with "Numéro une," about a brilliant woman trying to reach the top of a major French company.


  • Music

    World War I Centenary: Debussy Concert

    Saturday 10 November 17:00-19:00

    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


  • Exhibition

    All Along the Western Front & Play for Peace

    From 11 November 10:00 to 25 November 18:00

    Photo Exhibition

    In collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, the Institut français d’Ecosse will be hosting a concert and multimedia event on November 11th, 2018, followed by a two-week-long photo exhibition by Oscar Van Heek


  • Exhibition

    All Along the Western Front & Play for Peace

    Sunday 11 November 13:00-16:30

    Concert & Multimedia Event

    In collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, the Institut français d’Ecosse will be hosting a concert and multimedia event on November 11th, 2018, followed by a two-week-long photo exhibition by Oscar Van Heek


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jalouse

    Wednesday 14 November 14:00-16:00

    Brothers David and Stéphane Foenkinos team up to present "Jalouse," part comedy, part thriller, about a woman driven mad with envy.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jalouse

    Wednesday 14 November 18:45-21:00

    Brothers David and Stéphane Foenkinos team up to present "Jalouse," part comedy, part thriller, about a woman driven mad with envy.


  • 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 les livres de dernier roman de Guillaume Meurice, Cosme (Flammarion, 2018) et de Christophe Boltanski, Le Guetteur (Stock, 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).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Film de noël

    Wednesday 5 December 14:00-15:30

    Our film for the last screening in 2018 has yet to be selected, but keep a look out for updates here on our website


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Film de noël

    Wednesday 5 December 18:45-20:30

    Our film for the last screening in 2018 has yet to be selected, but keep a look out for updates here on our website


  • 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.


 
Institut Français Écosse 2018