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Institut français d'Ecosse

February 2016


Les citoyens manquants

Conference - Thu 18 February

French philosopher Rada Ivekovic looks at the new situations of graduated citizenship produced by migrations to Europe and explores the concept of ’missing citizens’. We are delighted to welcome Professor Ivekovic at the Institut français thanks to the Diaspolinks Research Group and the French department of the University of Edinburgh.

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Le Duc de Sully

Café Histoire - Mon 8 February

Learn more about Maximilien de Béthune, Duc de Sully, artisan of the “spectacular recovery” of France’s finances at the beginning of the 17th century.

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(Danse): La lecture du corps

Talk - Wed 10 February

Choreographer Aniela Piasecka explores – in French - the question of human movement and the choreographic potentials of inter-generational encounters on stage.

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Wine Tasting - Fri 19 February

That’s right, no wine this month! Instead, we’ll talk about the “best aperitif ever”, according to Maurice Mallet. All the secrets of this famous eau-de-vie will be revealed…

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Poil de Carotte

Cinéma- Tue 23 & Wed 24 February

Discover Julien Duvivier’s beautiful adaption of the masterpiece of the same name written by Jules Renard. A classic of French cinema introduced by University of Edinburgh’s Martine Pierquin.

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We Recommend

New competition for schools

Until 15 February
Across Scotland

We have launched a new national competition in partnership with SCILT, to encourage all young French learners and their teachers around Scotland. All you need to do is create and film with your class a piece of work in French and send the video to your Local Authority Modern Languages Development Officer for the semi-finals. You have until mid-February so… Tous à vos caméras!

Discovering Duvivier at GFF

17 – 28 February
Glasgow Film Festival

The Glasgow Film Festival 2016 presents a handful of great new French films. But as a great coincidence, the programme also features three of Julien Duvivier’s most enduring films La fin du jour, Panique, and La Belle Equipe, nicely complementing our own screening of Poil de Carotte. If that’s not great minds thinking alike…we don’t know what is!

La Nuit des Idées

Wed 27 January

On 27th January, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened the doors of the Quai d’Orsay for a Night of Ideas with great French and foreign actors of contemporary thought. All night long, intellectuals, researchers, artists, international leaders alike questioned how today’s world will enter the world of tomorrow. The debates are now available to watch whenever you want!

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