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  • Cinema

    Summer Break for the Cinema at the French Institute

    From 4 July 00:00 to 3 September 00:00

    After a colourful season, our weekly cinema screenings will be back in September.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe! 2019 at the Institut français d’Ecosse

    From 1 August 00:00 to 31 August

    Vive le Fringe!, now in its 9th year, is the Institut français d’Ecosse’s celebration of Edinburgh’s August festivals. Our 2019 programme offers a varied lineup of live performance, digital media, and classical music.


  • Visual Arts

    Vive le Fringe ! 2019 Poster Exhibition

    From 2 August 00:00 to 31 August

    For Vive le Fringe ! 2019, the Institut français d’Ecosse and Edinburgh Napier University organised a contest with graphic design students. Come and discover a selection of the posters and brochure covers they created!


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Right in the Eye - Live Movie-Concert of Georges Méliès’ Films

    From 2 August 13:30 to 25 August 14:30

    Part of Vive le Fringe !, this ciné-concert features a live trio of French musicians that intertwine playful modern compositions and the fantasy of the legendary filmmaker Georges Méliès


  • Library & Book Events

    Edinburgh Comic Art Fair: Meet the Indie Creatives

    Sunday 11 August 10:00-17:00

    Graphic novel novice or lifelong comics fan? Swing by the Institut for a vibrant and inspiring gathering of comics authors, artists and publishers in collaboration with the Edinburgh Book festival!


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Worldwidewestern

    From 12 August 19:00 to 25 August 20:00

    No horse, no Apache warriors planning an ambush, no dusty landscapes. This cowboy doesn’t care. He’ll find them on the web. Part of Vive le Fringe !, this digital western features Raphaël Gouisset, Associate Artist at La Manufacture Centre Dramatique National Nancy-Lorraine


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Ensemble 1880 plays Wagner & Brahms

    Tuesday 13 August 21:00-22:15

    As part of Vive le Fringe !, Alec Frank-Gemmill directs Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and the Serenade No 1 by Brahms in its original version for nonet


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Mireille Gansel

    Wednesday 14 August 14:00-15:00

    As part of a series of informal literary conversations at the Institut français d’Ecosse, French scholar and poetry translator Mireille Gansel and her British translator Ros Schwartz will discuss her works and career with Institut librarian Catherine Guiat.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Aubade on West Parliament Square

    Friday 16 August 15:15-16:00

    The Musique de l’Artillerie will perform a static formation, demonstrating their military music prowess in the Fringe Street Events performance area on West Parliament Square


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Quatuor Mona plays Debussy & Beethoven

    Sunday 18 August 20:30-21:30

    As part of Vive le Fringe !, Quatuor Mona will give a concert featuring Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor and Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 2


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Afternoon Concert with the Musique de l’Artillerie

    Wednesday 21 August 15:00-16:00

    The Musique de l’Artillerie’s clarinet quartet and brass quintet’s will serve up a free afternoon concert of world music, jazz, and variety.


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Annie Ernaux

    Thursday 22 August 11:00-12:00

    As part of a series of informal literary conversations at the Institut français d’Ecosse, French multi-awarded author Annie Ernaux will discuss her works and career with St Andrews scholar Elise Hugueny-Léger and Professor Emerita at the University of Sussex Lynn Thomas


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Dixieland on West Parliament Square

    Friday 23 August 15:15-16:00

    The Musique de l’Artillerie’s Dixieland Ensemble will play in the traditional New Orleans style, harking back to the early years of jazz and early 20th-century marching bands


  • Library & Book Events

    Rencontre littéraire : Adélaïde Bon

    Monday 26 August 11:00-12:00

    As part of a series of informal literary conversations at the Institut français d’Ecosse, author and actor Adélaïde Bon will discuss her first book with Institut librarian Catherine Guiat


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Poulain

    Wednesday 4 September 14:00-16:00

    Arnaud, a 25-year-old man, enters the campaign team of a candidate for the French presidential election as assistant to the Director of communication. While discovering the techniques, intricacies and rivalries of the electoral campaign, he will feel fascination for this world, as well as for its attractive director, Agnès.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Le Poulain

    Wednesday 4 September 18:45-20:45

    Arnaud, a 25-year-old man, enters the campaign team of a candidate for the French presidential election as assistant to the Director of communication. While discovering the techniques, intricacies and rivalries of the electoral campaign, he will feel fascination for this world, as well as for its attractive director, Agnès.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gueule d’ange

    Wednesday 11 September 14:00-16:00

    One day, Marlene suddenly chooses to abandon her daughter for a man she has just met during yet another night of excess. Elli must confront her mother’s demons to get her back.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Gueule d’ange

    Wednesday 11 September 18:45-20:45

    One day, Marlene suddenly chooses to abandon her daughter for a man she has just met during yet another night of excess. Elli must confront her mother’s demons to get her back.


  • Visual Arts

    The Victor Murphy Trust: Wemyss Ware Exhibition

    From 14 September 10:00 to 30 September 16:30

    We are proud to host the Victor Murphy Trust’s exhibition of Wemyss Ware, one of the most important examples of Scotland’s pottery heritage, dating as far back as 1817


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Place Publique

    Wednesday 18 September 14:00-16:00

    A provocative but has-been TV host spends a bumpy reunion at a countryside party along with his ex-wife, his daughter, and his producer hiding his potential termination.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Place Publique

    Wednesday 18 September 18:45-20:45

    A provocative but has-been TV host spends a bumpy reunion at a countryside party along with his ex-wife, his daughter, and his producer hiding his potential termination.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de lecture: Laurent Seksik

    Thursday 19 September 13:00-14:00

    Every month the group meets to discuss a book selected in advance (from classical to contemporary French literature) and discover the other members’ views on them. In September, it will discuss Les derniers jours de Stefan Zweig by Laurent Seksik.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Griffes, Plumes, Poils et Moustaches

    Friday 20 September 14:00-15:00

    Our film for kids this week is a selection of short films about all sorts of animals: “GRIFFES, PLUMES, POILS ET MOUSTACHES”.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les Grands Esprits

    Wednesday 25 September 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 25 September 18:45-20:45

    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

    German Film : Vor der Morgenröte

    Thursday 26 September 18:45-20:45

    In partnership with the Goethe Institute
    "Vor der Morgenröte" charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" toward the events in war torn Europe, and his search for a new home.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - In Ludere

    Saturday 28 September 11:45-13:15

    Pour la première séance de cette année, nous aborderons le livre d’Erri de Luca, "La tour de l’oie" (Gallimard, 2019).


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Edmond

    Wednesday 2 October 14:00-16:00

    December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Edmond

    Wednesday 2 October 18:45-20:45

    December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Comme des garçons

    Wednesday 9 October 14:00-16:00

    The story of the first all-female soccer team in France, which started as a provocation but became a revolution. Reims, France, 1969. Paul Coutard, a 30-year-old sports journalist, has the crazy idea to organize a women’s football match for the first time. With the help of Emmanuelle, his discreet and beautiful executive assistant, the project grows to unexpected proportions, as does their romance.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Comme des garçons

    Wednesday 9 October 18:45-20:45

    The story of the first all-female soccer team in France, which started as a provocation but became a revolution. Reims, France, 1969. Paul Coutard, a 30-year-old sports journalist, has the crazy idea to organize a women’s football match for the first time. With the help of Emmanuelle, his discreet and beautiful executive assistant, the project grows to unexpected proportions, as does their romance.


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : L’aveu

    Tuesday 15 October 18:45-21:00

    Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. We are shown the mental tortures during the investigation and how a faithful top-ranking civil servant is made to confess to treason. Based on the true story of Czechoslovakian communist Artur London.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Primaire

    Wednesday 16 October 14:00-16:00

    Florence is a school teacher devoted to her students. When she encounters young Sacha, a child with problems, she will do everything she can to help him, even to the point of neglecting her own children, her own life, and of questioning her vocation.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Primaire

    Wednesday 16 October 18:45-20:45

    Florence is a school teacher devoted to her students. When she encounters young Sacha, a child with problems, she will do everything she can to help him, even to the point of neglecting her own children, her own life, and of questioning her vocation.


  • Cinema

    German Film : In der Gängen

    Thursday 17 October 18:45-20:45

    In partnership with the Goethe Institute
    Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : Z

    Tuesday 22 October 18:45-21:00

    “Z,” Costa-Gavras’s extraordinarily compelling thriller is one of the fastest, most exciting political melodramas ever made. Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La promesse de l’aube

    Wednesday 23 October 14:00-16:15

    Adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Romain Gary, in which he recalls his youth in Lithuania, his exodus with his family to the south of France to escape the consequences of the arrival to power of Hitler in Germany and his career in the French Air Force


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La promesse de l’aube

    Wednesday 23 October 18:45-21:00

    Adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Romain Gary, in which he recalls his youth in Lithuania, his exodus with his family to the south of France to escape the consequences of the arrival to power of Hitler in Germany and his career in the French Air Force


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Les malheurs de Sophie

    Friday 25 October 14:00-16:00

    From her castle, the little Sophie cannot resist the temptation of the forbidden and what she loves most is to do stupid things with her cousin Paul.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 2

    Saturday 26 October 11:45-12:45

    Pour la deuxième séance, nous annoncerons bientôt le livre retenu.


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : Un homme de trop

    Tuesday 29 October 18:45-20:45

    Set in central France, the film follows French resistance fighters who press the battle on the Germans. Along the way, they break into a prison and release some German prisoners, but discover there may be a spy planted to flush them all out.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : De chaque instant

    Wednesday 30 October 14:00-16:00

    How do young students deal with pain, illness, fear and death? Nicolas Philibert follows students during three years of nursing school, and in three chapters he reveals just how hard it is for them. Each of the parts—respectively focusing on theory, practice and performance reviews—is preceded by a sentence from a poem by Yves Bonnefoy.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : De chaque instant

    Wednesday 30 October 18:45-20:45

    How do young students deal with pain, illness, fear and death? Nicolas Philibert follows students during three years of nursing school, and in three chapters he reveals just how hard it is for them. Each of the parts—respectively focusing on theory, practice and performance reviews—is preceded by a sentence from a poem by Yves Bonnefoy.


  • Cinema

    Costa-Gavras : Compartiment tueurs

    Tuesday 5 November 18:45-20:45

    Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, suspecting that one of them committed the homicide, but the suspects are killed one by one. The last two must solve the case themselves before they become the next victims.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les drapeaux de papier

    Wednesday 6 November 14:00-16:00

    After spending 12 years in prison, a 30-year-old man who has an explosive temper moves in with his younger sister and makes a desperate attempt to reintegrate into society.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les drapeaux de papier

    Wednesday 6 November 18:45-20:45

    After spending 12 years in prison, a 30-year-old man who has an explosive temper moves in with his younger sister and makes a desperate attempt to reintegrate into society.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Il se passe quelque chose

    Wednesday 13 November 14:00-16:00

    Avignon. Irma, who no longer finds her place in the world, meets Dolores, a free and uninhibited woman missioned to write a gay-friendly tour guide on a forgotten corner of Provence. The improbable duo goes on the road together. For each of them, it is an initiatory journey.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Il se passe quelque chose

    Wednesday 13 November 18:45-20:45

    Avignon. Irma, who no longer finds her place in the world, meets Dolores, a free and uninhibited woman missioned to write a gay-friendly tour guide on a forgotten corner of Provence. The improbable duo goes on the road together. For each of them, it is an initiatory journey.


  • Cinema

    German Film : Toni Erdmann

    Thursday 14 November 18:45-21:30

    In partnership with the Goethe Institute
    A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Paul Sanchez est revenu

    Wednesday 20 November 14:00-16:00

    Paul Sanchez, criminal disappeared since ten years, has been overview at the station of Les Arcs sur Argens. In the police station, they don’t believe it, except perhaps the young Marion.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Paul Sanchez est revenu

    Wednesday 20 November 18:45-20:45

    Paul Sanchez, criminal disappeared since ten years, has been overview at the station of Les Arcs sur Argens. In the police station, they don’t believe it, except perhaps the young Marion.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Bécassine!

    Friday 22 November 14:00-16:00

    Bécassine, a naive and clumsy farm girl, is hired as a nanny in a bourgeois family. César-winner Bruno Podalydès returns with a family movie adapted from the beloved French comic book Bécassine


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les chatouilles

    Wednesday 27 November 14:00-16:00

    Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Why should she distrust a friend of her parents’ who offers to "tickle" her? Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les chatouilles

    Wednesday 27 November 18:45-20:45

    Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Why should she distrust a friend of her parents’ who offers to "tickle" her? Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.


  • Library & Book Events

    Atelier littérature - Session 3

    Saturday 30 November 11:45-13:15

    Pour la troisiième séance, nous annoncerons bientôt le livre retenu.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La quête d’Alain Ducasse

    Wednesday 4 December 14:00-16:00

    With 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse creates restaurants for our times, builds schools and pushes the boundaries of his profession. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for 2 years, thereby revealing his evolving universe.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La quête d’Alain Ducasse

    Wednesday 4 December 18:45-20:45

    With 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse creates restaurants for our times, builds schools and pushes the boundaries of his profession. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for 2 years, thereby revealing his evolving universe.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la belle

    Wednesday 11 December 14:00-16:00

    Margaux is a 25-year-old, living a carefree but unsatisfying life punctuated by frequent one-night stands. She can’t help herself! One night at a party she meets another Margaux, 20 years her elder. Troubling details and similarities seem to link the two women…


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : La belle et la belle

    Wednesday 11 December 18:45-20:45

    Margaux is a 25-year-old, living a carefree but unsatisfying life punctuated by frequent one-night stands. She can’t help herself! One night at a party she meets another Margaux, 20 years her elder. Troubling details and similarities seem to link the two women…


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Récré : Soundiata Keita, le Réveil du Lion

    Friday 13 December 14:00-16:15

    Thirteenth century in the kingdom of Mandé. Soundiata is a young prince of 25 years disabled of both legs. Despite this his father, the King Naré Maghan set him as the heirdom of the throne. Indeed, according to a prophecy, Soundiata would be the one who would make Mande the greatest empire in Africa.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Santa et Cie

    Wednesday 18 December 14:00-16:00

    There’s no more going on Christmas Eve: the 92,000 elves who make children’s gifts all get sick at the same time! It’s a blow for Santa Claus... he has no choice: he must go to Earth urgently with his reindeer to seek a cure.At his arrival, he will find allies to help save the magic of Christmas.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Santa et Cie

    Wednesday 18 December 18:45-20:45

    There’s no more going on Christmas Eve: the 92,000 elves who make children’s gifts all get sick at the same time! It’s a blow for Santa Claus... he has no choice: he must go to Earth urgently with his reindeer to seek a cure.At his arrival, he will find allies to help save the magic of Christmas.


 
Institut Français Écosse 2019