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  • Info

    Opening hours and Covid guidelines

    From 27 April to 31 December

    Stay informed of our closure and reopening announcements. Our library and cinema are now open!


  • Cinema

    IFcinéma à la carte

    From 1 to 30 September

    IFcinéma à la carte is back and will accompany you throughout 2021 with a selection of online films available for free wherever you are in the world!


  • Vive le Fringe !

    Vive le Fringe ! 2022 OPEN CALL

    From 13 September to 31 October

    Apply now to have a chance to be selected for our Vive le Fringe programme as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Petit Pays

    Wednesday 15 September 14:00-16:00

    A touching childhood set during the conflict in Rwanda between ethnicities Hutu and Tutsi - adapted from the book of Gaël Faye.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Petit Pays

    Wednesday 15 September 18:45-20:45

    A touching childhood set during the conflict in Rwanda between ethnicities Hutu and Tutsi - adapted from the book of Gaël Faye.


  • Visual Arts

    The Tolerance Project

    From 16 September 10:00 to 16 October 17:00

    The Tolerance Project is a travelling poster collection that celebrates and honors, through design, the starting point of all meaningful discourse: tolerance. It has brought a message of social acceptance to more than 300,000 people in twenty-four countries worldwide.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Embrace of the Serpent

    Friday 17 September 18:00-20:00

    We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Film Guild for a series of screenings taking place once a month, on Fridays. The film this month is Embrace of the Serpent marking ’COP26’ and one of its primary goals, the protection of communities and natural habitats.


  • Kids & Teens

    L’heure du conte - Back on-site!

    Saturday 18 September 10:30-11:30

    Join our librarian Catherine to listen short stories in French with your wee ones!


  • French Classes & Education

    Autumn Term 2021

    From 20 September to 6 December

    ON SITE at the Institute
    Join our Autumn term (starting on 20 Sept.) and get 10% Early Bird discount if you book before the 30th of August!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Papicha

    Wednesday 22 September 14:00-16:00

    Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Papicha

    Wednesday 22 September 18:45-20:45

    Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de Lecture : ’Notre-Dame du Nil’ by Scholastique Mukasonga

    Thursday 23 September 13:15-14:15

    The Groupe de Lecture is back ON SITE.
    Register and join the club! Members only.


  • Architecture

    Doors Open Days 2021

    From 25 to 26 September

    Every year, we celebrate ’Les Journées du Patrimoine’ (Doors Open Days) - an event coordinated by the Cockburn Association. On Saturday 25, visit the French Institute in Scotland and discover our free activities on the day; on Sunday 26, follow a virtual tour of the Scottish Free French House.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Kids: Athleticus

    Saturday 25 September 10:00-11:30

    From table tennis to football, bobsleigh and curling, the animals of Athleticus use their unique personality and anatomy to compete the races.


  • Kids & Teens

    L’heure du conte - Back on-site!

    Saturday 25 September 10:30-11:30

    Join our librarian Catherine to listen short stories in French with your wee ones!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: L’inhumaine

    Wednesday 29 September 14:00-16:15

    Claire Lescot is a famous first lady. All men want to be loved by her and among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared intention to kill himself.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: L’inhumaine

    Wednesday 29 September 18:45-21:00

    Claire Lescot is a famous first lady. All men want to be loved by her and among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared intention to kill himself.


  • Cinema

    Cinema : Léon Morin, prêtre

    Friday 1 October 18:00-20:00

    We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Film Guild for a series of screenings taking place once a month, on Fridays until December 2021. The film this month is Léon Morin, prêtre.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

    From 4 to 8 October

    This year, the French Institute in Scotland is proud to host screenings of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival in our premises. Discover the programme here!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: L’auberge espagnole

    Wednesday 6 October 14:00-16:00

    Screenings in partnership with Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival and French Film Festival UK.
    A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: L’auberge espagnole

    Wednesday 6 October 18:45-20:45

    Screenings in partnership with Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival and French Film Festival UK.
    A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Une intime conviction

    Wednesday 13 October 14:00-16:00

    Since Nora attended the trial of Jacques Viguier, accused of the murder of his wife, she is convinced of his innocence. She convinces a tenor of the bar to defend him for his second trial, on appeal.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Une intime conviction

    Wednesday 13 October 18:45-20:45

    Since Nora attended the trial of Jacques Viguier, accused of the murder of his wife, she is convinced of his innocence. She convinces a tenor of the bar to defend him for his second trial, on appeal.


  • Library & Book Events

    Talk with journalist Stéphanie Trouillard

    Tuesday 19 October 18:00-19:00

    We are delighted to welcome back Stéphanie Trouillard, journalist at France24, for an in-person conference at the Institute on her comic book Si je reviens un jour...


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Tu mérites un amour

    Wednesday 20 October 14:00-15:45

    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.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Tu mérites un amour

    Wednesday 20 October 18:45-20:30

    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.


  • Cinema

    Ciné-Kids: Selection of short animated films

    Saturday 23 October 10:30-11:30

    Our Ciné-Kids screenings are back once a month on Saturday. Free admission for all members of the IFE. The selection this week is a selection of short films.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Talk with Odile Hughson

    Tuesday 26 October 18:00-19:00

    We are delighted to welcome Odile Hughson at the Institut français d’Ecosse to present her book Royal Friendships


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Trois jours et une vie

    Wednesday 27 October 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

    Cinema: Trois jours et une vie

    Wednesday 27 October 18:45-20:45

    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

    Cinema: Le salaire de la peur

    Friday 12 November 18:00-20:00

    We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Film Guild for a series of screenings taking place once a month, on Fridays until December 2021. This film this month is Le salaire de la peur


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Le sel des larmes

    Wednesday 17 November 14:00-15:45

    A provincial youngster who travels up to Paris to sit an entrance exam for a "grande école". His path crosses that of a young woman and they strike up a short-lived relationship.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Le sel des larmes

    Wednesday 17 November 18:45-20:30

    A provincial youngster who travels up to Paris to sit an entrance exam for a "grande école". His path crosses that of a young woman and they strike up a short-lived relationship.


  • Visual Arts

    Digital Artist Residency: New Forms of Togertherness

    From 1 to 31 December

    The French Institute in Scotland is delighted to announce that French artist Marion Carré, German artist Siri Black and Scottish artist Libby Odai have been selected for the digital residency programme organised in partnership with the Alliance Française Glasgow and the Goethe Institut.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Madame De...

    Friday 3 December 18:00-20:00

    We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Film Guild for a series of screenings taking place once a month, on Fridays until December 2021. The film this month is Madame De...


  • Talks & Ideas

    Replay the 2021 Night of Ideas

    Thursday 27 January 2022

    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. Rewatch our 2021 free and online events and stay informed of the 2022 edition.


 
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