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    WE ARE REOPENING! Find out what we are doing to keep you safe

    From 4 to 31 August

    Our library, cinema and the Bistrot are reopening.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Exfiltrés

    Wednesday 5 August 14:00-16:00

    Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists in Paris decide to help Sylvain, get his wife Faustine and their 5-year-old son back from Raqqa.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : C’est ça l’amour

    Wednesday 12 August 14:00-16:00

    According to the novelist Chinghiz Aitmatov, love means labour. Similarly, since his wife left them, Mario has been a single father taking care of his two girls. A contemporary tale on unconditional love...


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Guy

    Wednesday 19 August 14:00-16:00

    What if you suddenly found out that you were the illegitimate son of a 20th-century French celebrity? Gauthier decides to follow his father Guy Jamet everywhere, pretexting a documentary film project.


  • Music

    Virtual Performance: Noé Clerc & Nicolas Arsenijevic

    Wednesday 19 August 19:00-20:00

    In partnership with Live Music Now Scotland, the French Institute brings to you a free live-streamed music event.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Blanche comme neige

    Wednesday 26 August 14:00-16:00

    A modern French adaptation of the 19th-century German fairy tale Snow White starring Isabelle Huppert.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Aïlo, une odyssée en Laponie

    Wednesday 2 September 14:00-16:00

    Vulnerable newborn reindeer Ailo must overcome the challenges that stand in the way of his first year of life in the stunning landscapes of Lapland.


  • French Classes & Education

    Coming Soon: Autumn Term

    From 22 September 08:00 to 7 December 17:30

    Our Autumn Term will begin on the 22nd of September, ONLINE. A gradual shift towards onsite education might subsequently be considered according to government health and safety instructions. Stay tuned!


  • Architecture

    Doors Open Days 2020

    From 26 to 27 September

    This year, we will celebrate ’Les Journées du Patrimoine’ - Doors Open Days - with VIRTUAL guided tours of the building.


  • Events

    La Nuit des idées

    From 1 to 31 January 2021

    Every year in January, the French Institute’s network celebrates La Nuit des Idées (The Night of Ideas) with conferences, activities and talks around a common theme.


  • Music

    Harpsichord en fête

    From 1 to 31 March 2021

    Join us for an annual celebration of Baroque music and discover European harpsichordists and new ways to approach the Baroque era.


  • Music

    La Fête de la Musique

    Monday 21 June 2021

    Since 1982, every 21st of June, the crowds flow into the streets to enjoy free musical celebrations. La fête de la musique started in France and is now celebrated worldwide.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe ! OPEN CALL

    From 6 to 30 August 2021

    The IFE is an official venue of the Fringe festival and welcomes French companies and/or artists to perform during the month of August in Edinburgh. Our OPEN CALL for 2021 is now OPEN.


 
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