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  • Info

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

    From 4 August to 30 September

    Our library, cinema and the Bistrot have reopened.


  • 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.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Au nom de la terre

    Wednesday 9 September 14:00-16:00

    Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded and so did the family.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Homme de Rio

    Wednesday 16 September 14:00-16:00

    A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. An extravagant adventure ensues.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Homme de Rio

    Wednesday 16 September 18:45-20:30

    A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. An extravagant adventure ensues.


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk : Journeys Around One’s Room

    Thursday 17 September 18:30-19:30

    The French Institute in London invites you to join an ONLINE DISCUSSION with three French writers: Lucie Paye, Arnaud de la Grange, and Olivier Dorchamps. Discussion in French.


  • French Classes & Education

    Autumn Term 2020

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

    Our Autumn Term will begin on the 22nd of September, ONLINE for adults. In the meantime, youth courses will take place on-site. Book your place now!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les Météorites

    Wednesday 23 September 14:00-16:00

    Nina spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the amusement park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, Nina sees a meteorite ignite the sky and crash into the mountain.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les Météorites

    Wednesday 23 September 18:45-20:30

    Nina spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the amusement park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, Nina sees a meteorite ignite the sky and crash into the mountain.


  • Architecture

    Virtual Doors Open Days 2020

    From 26 to 27 September

    This year, we will celebrate ’Les Journées du Patrimoine’ - Doors Open Days - with a VIRTUAL guided tour of the building on Saturday 26 September 2020.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Perdrix

    Wednesday 30 September 14:00-16:00

    Captain Pierre Perdrix’s life has been turned upside down since the enigmatic Juliette Webb burst into his life.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Perdrix

    Wednesday 30 September 18:45-20:30

    Captain Pierre Perdrix’s life has been turned upside down since the enigmatic Juliette Webb burst into his life.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : City Girl, Edinburgh Film Guild

    Friday 2 October 18:45-21:00

    To celebrate our newest partnership with the Edinburgh Film Guild, we are proud to host their screening of City Girl at the Institute and to have very limited spaces available for our MEMBERS ONLY.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Session 1 : Raconter les Images, Nicolas de Staël

    Saturday 3 October 12:00-13:30

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une première session le samedi 3 Octobre 2020. Le thème est ’Raconter les images: biographie et correspondance de Nicolas de Staël’.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les Invisibles

    Wednesday 7 October 14:00-16:00

    Following a municipal decision, SDF Women’s Shelter, will close. There are only three months left for social workers to reintegrate at any cost the women they care for.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Les Invisibles

    Wednesday 7 October 18:45-20:30

    Following a municipal decision, SDF Women’s Shelter, will close. There are only three months left for social workers to reintegrate at any cost the women they care for.


  • Cinema

    German Cinema: Haus ohne Dach (House Without Roof)

    Tuesday 13 October 18:45-20:30

    In proud partnership with the Goethe Institut
    Follow the journey of the siblings Liya, Jan and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of Iraq and grown up in Germany.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Continuer

    Wednesday 14 October 14:00-16:00

    Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to come on a trek in the hope of finding a new rapport - but challenges await, as much from their own personalities as from the arduous landscape.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Continuer

    Wednesday 14 October 18:45-20:30

    Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to come on a trek in the hope of finding a new rapport - but challenges await, as much from their own personalities as from the arduous landscape.


  • French Classes & Education

    Autumn Youth Camp

    From 19 October 09:30 to 23 October 12:30

    Come join us at the next Autumn Camp for 6-11 yo to experience the Halloween excitement with an emphasis on French immersion. Book now!


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Heure de la sortie

    Wednesday 21 October 14:00-16:00

    A replacement teacher arrives in a class of elite students after their professor jumps out of the window. He soon notices the strangely violent behaviour of this united group of six.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Heure de la sortie

    Wednesday 21 October 18:45-20:30

    A replacement teacher arrives in a class of elite students after their professor jumps out of the window. He soon notices the strangely violent behaviour of this united group of six.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Mais vous êtes fous

    Wednesday 28 October 14:00-16:00

    Roman loves Camille as much as he loves his two daughters. But he is hiding from all of them a serious problem of addiction, which could endanger his dearest.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Mais vous êtes fous

    Wednesday 28 October 18:45-20:30

    Roman loves Camille as much as he loves his two daughters. But he is hiding from all of them a serious problem of addiction, which could endanger his dearest.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Tu mérites un amour

    Wednesday 4 November 14:00-16:00

    After Rémi’s infidelity, Lila has a hard time dealing with their break-up. One day, he announces that he will travel alone to Bolivia to try to understand his mistakes.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Session 2 : Katábasis, Monologues Tragiques en Littérature

    Saturday 7 November 12:00-13:30

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une deuxième session le samedi 7 Novembre 2020. Le thème est ’Katábasis : monologues tragiques en littérature’.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Trois jours et une vie

    Wednesday 18 November 14:00-16:00

    Christmas 1999, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes. The life of a young boy named Antoine will soon be devastated by three tragic events: the death of a dog, the vanishing of a child, and a big ravaging storm.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : Une vie violente

    Wednesday 25 November 14:00-16:00

    Stephane moves to Paris to flee his past. The death of a former comrade brings back memories of his transformation from a middle-class youth with conventional aspirations to a radicalised activist with dangerous ties.


  • Cinema

    Cinéma : L’Adieu à la nuit

    Wednesday 2 December 14:00-16:00

    Muriel farms horses and owns an almond plantation. When her grandson comes to visit her for one last time before he leaves for Canada. She learns that he has dark secrets.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Session 3 : Enlacés par l’Histoire, Un Conte d’Exils

    Saturday 5 December 12:00-13:30

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une troisième session le samedi 5 Decembre 2020. Le thème est ’Enlacés par l’histoire : un conte d’exils’.


  • French Classes & Education

    Save the Date: Winter Term 2021

    From 11 January 2021 09:30 to 27 March 2021 17:00

    Putting a placeholder in your calendar for our Winter Term 2021 French Classes.


  • Events

    La Nuit des idées

    Thursday 28 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 17 to 24 March 2021

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


  • French Classes & Education

    Save the Date: Spring Term 2021

    From 12 April 2021 09:30 to 26 June 2021 17:00

    Putting a placeholder in your calendar for our Spring Term 2021 French Classes.


  • 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. Our open call is OPEN.


  • French Classes & Education

    Save the Date: Summer Term 2021

    From 1 July 2021 09:30 to 7 August 2021 17:00

    Putting a placeholder in your calendar for our Summer Term 2021 French Classes.


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe !

    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 CLOSED.


 
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