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  • Info

    Disrupted Library Hours in May

    From 1 to 25 May

    Due to ongoing works in the salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard and the consequent temporary shortage of space in the Institut, the médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes may be subject to additional closures and modified hours throughout May.


  • Library & Book Events

    We Suggest: "Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth" at the Boswell Book Festival

    Saturday 11 May 18:30-20:00

    Adam Zamoyski is an acclaimed historian of European history. We recommend you attend his presentation of his new biography of Napoleon at the Boswell Book Festival, which sheds new light on one of France’s most influential and infamous military and political figures


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Barbara

    Wednesday 15 May 14:00-16:00

    Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character and gradually merges with it. The director is also preparing to shoot the film: he is inspired and even possessed—but with Barbara or with her new incarnation?


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Barbara

    Wednesday 15 May 18:45-20:45

    Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character and gradually merges with it. The director is also preparing to shoot the film: he is inspired and even possessed—but with Barbara or with her new incarnation?


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire with Pierre Ducrozet

    Thursday 16 May 18:45-20:00

    As part of the Beyond Words festival, the Institut français d’Ecosse is proud to organise a Rencontre littéraire with Pierre Ducrozet, dedicated to the relationship between poetry and ecology, his works, and the art of translation.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Artist Talk: Paul Hill MBE

    Monday 20 May 18:30-20:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse is happy to host an event organised by Stills Centre for Photography featuring renowned contemporary artist, Paul Hill


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Petit paysan

    Wednesday 22 May 14:00-15:30

    Pierre is a 30-year-old dairy farmer. When the first cases of an epidemic disease break out, Pierre finds out one of his animals is infected. Losing his cows is not an option for Pierre and he will do whatever it takes to save them.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Petit paysan

    Wednesday 22 May 18:45-20:15

    Pierre is a 30-year-old dairy farmer. When the first cases of an epidemic disease break out, Pierre finds out one of his animals is infected. Losing his cows is not an option for Pierre and he will do whatever it takes to save them.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-récré : Ernest et Célestine en Hiver

    Friday 24 May 14:00-15:00

    Ciné-récré is our cinéma programme for younger children and their families. We will be screening a family-friendly film one Friday a month at 2:00pm at Médiathèque Sir Patrick Geddes


  • Wine & Gastronomy

    French Wine Tasting with Great Grog

    Friday 24 May 19:00-21:00

    The Institut français d’Ecosse and Great Grog, an independent wine merchant, invite you to a tasting night on 24 May. What better way to start your weekend?


  • Library & Book Events

    Livres et vous - "Ecrire la peinture"

    Saturday 25 May 11:45-13:15

    Au cours de cette séance nous aborderons les thèmes de l’art et de l’ecriture de la peinture à travers le dernier livre de Yannick Haenel, « La Solitude Caravage » (Fayard, 2019).


  • Talks & Ideas

    Cinema Talk: La beauté du geste dans le cinéma d’Agnès Varda

    Tuesday 28 May 17:30-19:00

    Dr François Giraud, a specialist of French literature from the University of Edinburgh, will deliver a talk about the works of Agnès Varda, an iconic French New Wave director and multifaceted artist who passed away earlier this year.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : M

    Wednesday 29 May 18:45-20:45

    Lila and Mo meet at a bus stop. Lila has a paralyzing speech impediment. Mo is chatty and exuberant. Lila is preparing for her exams. Mo illegally races cars for a living. Opposites attract...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gaspard va au mariage

    Wednesday 5 June 14:00-16:00

    After avoiding his family for years, 25-year-old Gaspard must return to the zoo owned by his parents when his father decides to remarry. Accompanied by the eccentric Laura, who pretends to be his girlfriend, Gaspard finally feels ready to face his family and cut through the jungle of his past.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gaspard va au mariage

    Wednesday 5 June 18:45-20:45

    After avoiding his family for years, 25-year-old Gaspard must return to the zoo owned by his parents when his father decides to remarry. Accompanied by the eccentric Laura, who pretends to be his girlfriend, Gaspard finally feels ready to face his family and cut through the jungle of his past.


  • Library & Book Events

    Workshop - Livres et Vous

    Saturday 8 June 11:45-13:15

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


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Collier rouge

    Wednesday 12 June 14:00-16:00

    In 1919, in a small town suffocating under the summer heat, a war hero is imprisoned in deserted barracks. Among all the characters he will meet, it is his old dog that might hold the key to his salvation.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Collier rouge

    Wednesday 12 June 18:45-20:45

    In 1919, in a small town suffocating under the summer heat, a war hero is imprisoned in deserted barracks. Among all the characters he will meet, it is his old dog that might hold the key to his salvation.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Prendre le large

    Wednesday 19 June 14:00-16:00

    Edith, 45 years old, is a textile factory worker. A downsizing scheme turns her life upside down. Footloose and far from her son, she is the only one to decide to join her relocated factory in Morocco, in order to escape unemployment.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Prendre le large

    Wednesday 19 June 18:45-20:45

    Edith, 45 years old, is a textile factory worker. A downsizing scheme turns her life upside down. Footloose and far from her son, she is the only one to decide to join her relocated factory in Morocco, in order to escape unemployment.


  • Talks & Ideas

    History Talk: Napoleon on Saint Helena

    Tuesday 25 June 18:45-20:00

    Charles-Éloi Vial is a Curator at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, specialised in the French First Empire. His talk will deliver insights on a little known period of Napoleon’s life: his captivity on Saint Helena.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Ôtez-moi d’un doute

    Wednesday 26 June 14:00-16:00

    Erwan learns his father is not his true father. In spite of all the tenderness he feels for the man who raised him, he embarks on a quest to find his origins.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Ôtez-moi d’un doute

    Wednesday 26 June 18:45

    Erwan learns his father is not his true father. In spite of all the tenderness he feels for the man who raised him, he embarks on a quest to find his origins.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Brio

    Wednesday 3 July 14:00-16:00

    Neïla Salah studies in the prestigious Assas University in Paris. She confronts a teacher on her very first day of study. Both cynical and demanding, he could become the mentor she needs to succeed.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Brio

    Wednesday 3 July 18:45-20:45

    Neïla Salah studies in the prestigious Assas University in Paris. She confronts a teacher on her very first day of study. Both cynical and demanding, he could become the mentor she needs to succeed.


 
Institut Français Écosse 2019