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  • Info

    General Information

    From 22 December 2021 to 31 January 2022

    We are delighted to welcome you back at the French Institute! Our cinema screenings resumed on Wednesday 19 January 2022.


  • French Classes & Education

    Winter Term 2022

    From 17 January 09:48 to 4 April 10:48

    French up your winter! Our Winter Term will start on the 17th of January and online enrolments are now open. Book now and benefit from 10% Early Bird discount!


  • Kids & Teens

    L’heure du conte

    Saturday 29 January 10:30-11:30

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


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Histoire d’un Regard

    Wednesday 2 February 14:00-15:30

    Genre: Documentary
    Gilles Caron was at the height of his career as a brilliant photojournalist when he went missing in Cambodia in 1970. This film, constructed like an investigation, aims to restore the photographer’s presence.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Histoire d’un Regard

    Wednesday 2 February 18:00-19:30

    Genre: Documentary
    Gilles Caron was at the height of his career as a brilliant photojournalist when he went missing in Cambodia in 1970. This film, constructed like an investigation, aims to restore the photographer’s presence.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Des livres et vous : Saint Phalle. Monter en enfance, Gwenaelle Aubry

    Saturday 5 February 12:00-13:00

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une session le samedi 05 février 2022 sur le livre Saint Phalle. Monter en enfance de Gwenaelle Aubry.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Night of Ideas 2022: (Re)building together

    Thursday 10 February 18:00-19:00

    Every year, the French Institute’s network celebrates La Nuit des Idées (The Night of Ideas) with conferences, activities and talks around a common theme. Find out now our 2022 programme!


  • Cinema

    Cinema: La Belle Equipe

    Friday 11 February 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 April 2022. The film this month is La Belle Equipe.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Quai d’Orsay

    Wednesday 16 February 14:00-16:00

    Genre: Comedy
    Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France.


  • Talks & Ideas

    Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh): Les James Gordon Bennett, journalistes : Un Écossais à New York, un Américain à Paris.

    Wednesday 16 February 16:15-18:15

    The IFE is delighted to partner with the FSS (Edinburgh branch) and host their series of talks taking place at the Institute. Accessible to FSS and IFE members only.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Quai d’Orsay

    Wednesday 16 February 18:00-20:00

    Genre: Comedy
    Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France.


  • Kids & Teens

    Book event for kids - Inch and Grub by Alastair Chisholm

    Saturday 19 February 12:00-13:00

    A trilingual book event for your kids with the author Alastair Chisholm! Event organised with the Italian Cultural Institute!


  • Library & Book Events

    Groupe de lecture ’Les chiens et les loups’, Irène Némirovsky

    Thursday 24 February 13:15-14:15

    The Groupe de Lecture is back ON SITE. Register and join the club! Now open to all!


  • Theatre

    Film and Performance: KNOCK - presented by Stéphanie Goud

    Thursday 24 February 18:00-20:00

    Join us for a presentation of the film "Knock" by Stéphanie Goud. Scenes of the movie will either be played on screen or performed by amateur comedians.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Camille

    Wednesday 2 March 14:00-15:30

    Genre: Biography, Drama, War
    The story of Camille Lepage, a French photojournalist who was killed at age 26 in the Central African Republic.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Camille

    Wednesday 2 March 18:00-19:30

    Genre: Biography, Drama, War
    The story of Camille Lepage, a French photojournalist who was killed at age 26 in the Central African Republic.


  • French Classes & Education

    Atelier Littérature - Des livres et vous : Chevreuse, Patrick Modiano

    Saturday 5 March 12:00-13:00

    Les ateliers Des livres et vous sont de retour avec une session le samedi 05 Mars 2022 sur le livre Chevreuse de Patrick Modiano.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Paris la blanche

    Wednesday 16 March 14:00-15:30

    Special Francophonie week screening!
    Genre: Romance, Drama

    At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Kabylie to go to Paris.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Paris la blanche

    Wednesday 16 March 18:00-19:30

    Special Francophonie week screening!
    Genre: Romance, Drama

    At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Kabylie to go to Paris.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Sous le Ciel d’Alice

    Wednesday 30 March 14:00-15:30

    Genre: Drama
    In the 1950s, Alice leaves her Swiss homeland for Lebanon. There, the best years of her life are marred by the threat of war.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Sous le Ciel d’Alice

    Wednesday 30 March 18:00-19:30

    Genre: Drama
    In the 1950s, Alice leaves her Swiss homeland for Lebanon. There, the best years of her life are marred by the threat of war.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: A l’Abordage

    Wednesday 13 April 14:00-15:30

    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    An unlikely oddball trio bond during an impromptu trip to the French countryside on a foolhardy romantic mission.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: A l’Abordage

    Wednesday 13 April 18:00-19:30

    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    An unlikely oddball trio bond during an impromptu trip to the French countryside on a foolhardy romantic mission.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Faithful (De nos frères blessés)

    Wednesday 27 April 14:00-15:30

    Genre: Drama
    Algiers, 1956. Fernand Iveton is arrested in his factory, accused of having planted a bomb. His wife Hélène is now married to a "traitor", but she refuses to abandon Fernand to his fate.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Faithful (De nos frères blessés)

    Wednesday 27 April 18:00-19:30

    Genre: Drama
    Algiers, 1956. Fernand Iveton is arrested in his factory, accused of having planted a bomb. His wife Hélène is now married to a "traitor", but she refuses to abandon Fernand to his fate.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Rock’n Roll

    Wednesday 18 May 14:00-15:30

    Genre: Comedy
    Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he’s no longer Rock’n’ Roll and can’t sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Rock’n Roll

    Wednesday 18 May 18:00-19:30

    Genre: Comedy
    Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he’s no longer Rock’n’ Roll and can’t sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Adults in the room

    Wednesday 1 June 14:00-15:30

    Genre: Drama
    Greece in 2015: the economy is in tatters and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. Based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis.


  • Cinema

    Cinema: Adults in the room

    Wednesday 1 June 18:00-19:30

    Genre: Drama
    Greece in 2015: the economy is in tatters and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. Based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis.


 
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