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  • French Courses

    2019 Winter Term

    From 3 November 2018 to 14 January 2019

    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

    Cinéma: Lola Pater

    Wednesday 21 November 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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)


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    Wine Tasting: Fêtes de fin d’année

    Thursday 29 November 2018 19:00-21:00

    Join us in the Bistrot for the last wine tasting of 2018, higlighting a selection of wines that will perfectly accompany your meals and festivities for the end of the year!


  • Exhibition

    Poster Exhibition: Concours d’écriture créative 2018

    From 1 December 2018 10:00 to 21 December 2018 18:00

    Following the award ceremony for the 2018 concours d’écriture créative, this exposition highlights the winning texts in posters created by Edinburgh Napier University graphic design students


  • Music

    Concert: The Consort of Voices present "Auld Alliance"

    Saturday 1 December 2018 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 2018 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.


  • Music

    European Christmas Carol Service

    Wednesday 5 December 2018 18:00-19:00

    Organised by the European Commission in Scotland, this Christmas Carol Service at St. John’s Church on Princes Street brings European countries together to mark the 200th anniversary of "Silent Night".


  • Cinema

    Cinéma de Noël: Caprice

    Wednesday 5 December 2018 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.


  • For Kids

    Ciné-récré: Neige et les arbres magiques

    Friday 7 December 2018 14:00-15:00

    For our last ciné-récré of the year, we will be screening "Neige et les arbres magiques" composed of 4 beautiful and surprising short films, each one a discovery and celebration of nature in its own right.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Fatima

    Tuesday 11 December 2018 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).


  • Francophonie

    Concours de la francophonie 2019

    From 12 December 2018 to 31 January 2019

    New school year, new projects! Le concours de la francophonie is open to all Scottish schools. Rules on how to apply and deadlines here. Win French books and a full immersion day with your class.


  • Talk

    Talk: Molière’s Legacy: Masks and Mirrors in Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s Plays

    Thursday 13 December 2018 16:30-17:45

    Professor Nobuko Akiyama (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo) delivers the keynote address of the conference "Behind the Masks: Representations of the Face in Japanese and Western European Literature and Theatre from the Early Modern Period to the Present," organised by the University of Edinburgh


  • Info

    Christmas and New Year Closing

    From 20 December 2018 to 2 January 2019


  • Cinema

    Workshop: Les registres de langue dans "21 nuits avec Pattie"

    Wednesday 9 January 13:00-13:50

    A workshop led by Valerie Laplanche and Luc Lavacherie, looking at the use and registers of language in the film "21 nuits avec Pattie". For advanced French speakers (C1 and above).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: 21 nuits avec Pattie + Post-Show Discussion

    Wednesday 9 January 14:00-16:30

    Caroline goes to a village in the south of France where she must organise the funeral of her mother. But soon after arriving, she discovers that her mother’s body has disappeared...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: 21 nuits avec Pattie + Post-Show Discussion

    Wednesday 9 January 18:45-21:15

    Caroline goes to a village in the south of France where she must organise the funeral of her mother. But soon after arriving, she discovers that her mother’s body has disappeared...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Abrahadabra + Post-Show Discussion

    Wednesday 16 January 18:45-20:30

    Director Yannik Ruault presents his film "Abrahadabra," originally screened in the French Film Festival UK 2017. The film follows 14-year-old Jan Cavalieri as she copes with losing her father in a terrorist atttack.


  • Exhibition

    Art Exhibition: Looking is not enough...

    From 17 January to 3 February

    This exposition highlights visual essays on freedom and loss on the darkest nights of the year by Art students from Edinburgh Napier University


  • Party

    Galette des rois et voeux du consul général

    Friday 18 January 18:30-21:30

    Notre traditionnel rendez-vous de début d’année, pour partager des voeux, des nouvelles et des galettes des rois. Tous les Français d’Ecosse et leurs amis sont les bienvenus.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jalouse

    Wednesday 23 January 14:00-16:00

    Almost overnight, Nathalie Pêcheux, a divorced French teacher, changes from a loving mother into a jealous monster. Her first target is her stunning 18-year-old daughter Mathilde, a ballet dancer, but her field of attack soon extends to her friends, colleagues, and even her neighbours


  • Cinema

    Cinéma: Jalouse

    Wednesday 23 January 18:45-20:45

    Almost overnight, Nathalie Pêcheux, a divorced French teacher, changes from a loving mother into a jealous monster. Her first target is her stunning 18-year-old daughter Mathilde, a ballet dancer, but her field of attack soon extends to her friends, colleagues, and even her neighbours


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - "Fiction et Histoire"

    Saturday 26 January 11:45-13:15

    Pour la quatrième séance, nous aborderons les romans « L’ordre du jour » d’Eric Vuillard (Ed. Actes Sud et Prix Goncourt 2017) et « La Disparition de Josef Mengele » d’Olivier Guez (Ed. Grasset et Prix Renaudot 2017).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Wùlu

    Wednesday 6 February 14:00-16:00

    Ladji is 20 years old. He is a hardworker trainee driver in Bamako. When his manager refuses to give him the promotion he deserves, Ladji decides to contact Driss, a drogue dealer, who owe him a favor. With two mates, Ladji plunge into the drug dealers’s universe...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Wùlu

    Wednesday 6 February 18:45-20:30

    Ladji is 20 years old. He is a hardworker trainee driver in Bamako. When his manager refuses to give him the promotion he deserves, Ladji decides to contact Driss, a drogue dealer, who owe him a favor. With two mates, Ladji plunge into the drug dealers’s universe...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot

    Wednesday 13 February 17:30-19:30

    In 1964, the author of the "Corbeau" and "Quai des orfèvres" chose Romy Schneider (26 years old) and Serge Reggiani to be the starts of his new film : "L’Enfer". An unlimited budget for a chef d’oeuvre. But the shooting is a disaster and it stopped after 3 weeks. In 2009, the lost and forgotten pictures of this curse movie are rediscovered. And they are amazing ... César of the best documentary in 2010


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Scandale Clouzot

    Thursday 14 February 14:00-15:00

    Henri-Georges Clouzot became a master in black realism and thriller with movies like Le Corbeau, le SDlaire de la peur, Les Diaboliques... Considered as major filmmaker, Pierre-Henri Gibert paint of portrait of an agitor with a glamour life and with a tyrant’s reputation (justified) on sets.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Scandale Clouzot

    Thursday 14 February 18:45-19:45

    Henri-Georges Clouzot became a master in black realism and thriller with movies like Le Corbeau, le SDlaire de la peur, Les Diaboliques... Considered as major filmmaker, Pierre-Henri Gibert paint of portrait of an agitor with a glamour life and with a tyrant’s reputation (justified) on sets.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Madame Hyde

    Wednesday 20 February 14:00-15:45

    Mrs. Géquil is a teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Madame Hyde

    Wednesday 20 February 18:45-20:30

    Mrs. Géquil is a teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?


  • Literary Workshops

    Livres et vous - "Autour de Sylvain Tesson"

    Saturday 23 February 11:45-13:15

    Pour la cinquième séance, nous aborderons plusieurs extraits des essais et romans de Sylvain Tesson pour donner un panorama de la pensée et de l’écriture de l’auteur voyageur.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma :Félicité

    Wednesday 27 February 14:00-16:00

    Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma :Félicité

    Wednesday 27 February 18:45-20:45

    Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la meute

    Wednesday 6 March 14:00-15:45

    During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la meute

    Wednesday 6 March 18:45-20:30

    During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Luna

    Wednesday 13 March 14:00-15:35

    Luna lives near Monptellier and works in a farm. She is beautiful, funny and live life to the full. She si ready to do anything to keep Ruben’s love. During a drinking party with her friends, they attacked a young man. Some weeks later, he came back in Luna’s life ...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Luna

    Wednesday 13 March 18:45-20:30

    Luna lives near Monptellier and works in a farm. She is beautiful, funny and live life to the full. She si ready to do anything to keep Ruben’s love. During a drinking party with her friends, they attacked a young man. Some weeks later, he came back in Luna’s life ...


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 30 March 11:45-13:15

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


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Vent du Nord

    Wednesday 10 April 14:00-15:45

    North of France. The factory where Hervé is working will have to move. He is the only one worker to accept this fact, because he is chasing another destiny : to become a fisherman and pass on this passion to his son.
    Tunis’s council estate. The factory is relocated. Foued thinks it’s a good opportunity to find a job, help his mother and seduce the woman he loves. Hervé and Foued trajectpries ressemble each other and enter into a life long rythm of call and response.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Vent du Nord

    Wednesday 10 April 18:45-20:30

    North of France. The factory where Hervé is working will have to move. He is the only one worker to accept this fact, because he is chasing another destiny : to become a fisherman and pass on this passion to his son.
    Tunis’s council estate. The factory is relocated. Foued thinks it’s a good opportunity to find a job, help his mother and seduce the woman he loves. Hervé and Foued trajectpries ressemble each other and enter into a life long rythm of call and response.


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 27 April 11:45-13:15

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


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 25 May 11:45-13:15

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


  • Literary Workshops

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 22 June 11:45-13:15

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


 
Institut Français Écosse 2019