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Screening   Talk   Screenings
IFI French Film Club:
It's only the end of the World
  An evening with Bernard Cerquiglini & Vilmos Bardosi   Francophonie
Film Festival

Wednesday 1 March – 6.30pm
€9.40 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer returns home to his estranged family after an absence of more than a decade prompting a series of confrontations, revelations and internecine squabbling in Xavier Dolan’s (Tom at The Farm, Mommy) adaptation of Jean-Luc Lagarce’s acclaimed stage play.
Filmed in his signature heightened style replete with intense close-ups and delicate slow-motion sequences, and working with an accomplished cast – Marion Cotillard, Nathalie Baye, Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel – Dolan’s sixth feature is as stylized and melodramatic as we have come to expect but there is also a newfound maturity and restraint to his aesthetic.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Wednesday 1 March – 6.30pm
Admission free

As part of the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, the Alliance française Dublin welcomes French linguist Bernard Cerquiglini and Hungarian lexicographer Bárdosi Vilmos for a presentation called : Langue au chat, gueule du loup et chien de faïence : la langue française en images.

They will display the richness of the French language through a focus on its illustrated expressions, such as "donner sa langue au chat" (literally "to give one’s tongue to the cat") or "se jeter dans la gueule du loup" ("to throw yourself in the wolf’s mouth") and their meaning.

The conference will be conducted in French.


1 March - 2 April 2017
 Full Programme 

Did you know that you could speak French on all five continents? Can a language convey humanist values? What do 84 countries have in common? Do you give your langue au chat ?
To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland will showcase from March 1st to April 2nd a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates and contests.
We will be hosting many events including the Francophonie Film Festival selected by participating embassies (click on the link for film details & booking):
Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Canada, Belgium, Morocco and Egypt as well as a special Matinée screening for Schools.

Special Event   Screening   Talk
  International Women's Day:
Women & Men
  An evening with
Azouz Begag
Saturday 4 March – from 8.30pm
Admission free

Come and sing in French with us for le craic! We have selected a very special playlist of French variété from every decade and every style from Dalida to Maitre Gims.
Choose your inner voice from a large selection of hit singles by Goldman, Indochine, Claude François, Gainsbourg, Niagara, Christine & The Queens, etc. and, needless to say, Michel and his Connemara. Bad singers are welcome!
The Francophonie Karaoké is o
rganised by The House Presents with the support of the French Embassy and the Alliance Française within the framework of the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland.

The Annesley House, 70 Nth Strand, Dublin 3


Monday 6 March 6.30pm
Admission free 

On the occasion of International Women's Day and as part of the  Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, the Alliance Francaise will host a screening of the award-winning documentary "Women and Men" (Des femmes et des hommes) by Frédérique Bedos. Already viewed by 35 million people around the world, it was presented at the UNESCO in Paris and at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.
The film offers an in-depth look at persistent gender inequality revealing surprising economic and social advantages of women empowerment. Equality is the path to progress!

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Watch trailer

Tuesday 7 March 6.30pm
Admission free  

As part of The Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, meet Azouz Begag, writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology.

As a researcher and a politician Begag set the focus on the problems of unequal opportunity for those brought up in industrial suburbs and ghettos. He also raised this topic in his different novels, often inspired by his childhood as the son of Algerian parents. Begag is best known for the autobiographical novel Le Gone du Chaâba, (1986) but he wrote many others including The Sheep in the Bathtub (2007) about his two years as French state minister.

This interview conducted by Michael Cronin will be followed by a Q&A with the public.

Special Events   Teachers' Training   Exhibition Launch / Screening
Alliance Française
Comic Book Festival 2017
  L'évaluation de l'examen
du DELF A1 & A2
  Yves Saint Laurent
by Reginald Gray

8 & 9 March
Full Programme

The Comic Book Festival is brought to you for the third time by the Alliance Française Dublin in partnership with the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, the Comics Lab and Illustrators Ireland.
Join us for this exciting opportunity to discover new voices and learn from leading professionals in Ireland, France and Belgium through a series of events over two days: live reading performances, talks, exhibitions, signings and a book fair!

This year's talent includes Sarah Bowie, Eoin Coveney, Alan Dunne, Katherine Foyle, Debbie Jenkinson, Paddy Lynch, Elida Maiques, Stephen Maurice Graham, Ale Mercado, David McClelland, Fintan Taite and Max de Radiguès.


Saturday 11 March – 12 - 2pm
Admission free 

Our third Teachers' Workshop of the year is dedicated to the DELF Scolaire exam.

After a presentation of the different levels in the DELF scolaire, this workshop will focus on active participation of teachers in evaluating written and oral work at A1 / A2 levels. Together we will review candidates' copies and an oral presentation in order to better understand the criteria of the DELF evaluation grid.

The workshop will be led by Lisa Chuet, Examination & Certification Officer at the Alliance Française Dublin. As always the workshop is free but places are limited, so book quickly!


Wednesday 15 March – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Reginald Gray (1930-2013) was an Irish artist who worked as a portrait painter, celebrity photographer, set designer and fashion designer (for Vogue, Fairchild, Condé Nast, WWD) in Paris and New York. This posthumous exhibition is an opportunity to publicize his art in Ireland.
A selection of portraits of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris and Morocco was chosen to illustrate the upcoming Franco-Irish Literary Festival that will concentrate on Fashion (see below).

The exhibition will be opened by Eleonore Gray, daughter of the artist, and followed by the screening of the documentary Reginald Gray: Portrait of a portrait artist at 7.30pm in the French Library.

French Courses   Debating Finale   Children's Workshop
Free assessments for Easter Term starting 3 April   Finale des
Joutes Oratoires
  Become your Hero!
Workshop for 6-10 year olds

Assessments on 20, 21, 22 / 27, 28, 29 March from 5 to 7pm
Admission free – More information

The Easter Term is open to both former and new students. General French courses, conversation courses, cultural workshops and preparation for exams for adults, general courses and workshops for teenagers, children & toddlers are available all day from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks.
Assessments are
free of charge and no appointment is required. You don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or if you are already a student, you can enrol directly online.


Friday 24 March – 6pm
Admission free – RSVP

This competition, open to students in secondary schools in Ireland, has been organised under the auspices of the Alliance Française Dublin since 1990 with a view of enhancing the students’ oral learning skills through a structured system of debates in the French language.

28 Irish schools have taken part in the debating competition since October 2016. The battle of wits will finally come to an end with the finalist teams competing on a secret motion on Friday 24 March in the French Library!


Saturday 25 March 10am - 1pm
Admission free 

What would a hero be without his costume?
The French Library is pleased to welcome French children's book illustrator Marc Majewski for a workshop combining arts & crafts and a showcase on the representation of characters based on their costume.
6-10 year old children will be invited to find their heroic self and, of course, to work on their costume!

The workshop is part of the upcoming Franco-Irish Literary Festival that will concentrate this year on fashion and clothing in literature.

Screening   Literary Festival   Online Platform
World Premiere:
Beigbeder's 'L'Idéal'
  18th Franco-Irish Literary
Festival: Style & Stylistics

Friday 31 march 6.30pm
Admission free 

As a prelude to the Franco-Irish Literary Festival the Alliance Française and the French Embassy invite you to attend a free screening of the film L’Idéal (2016) directed by Frédéric Beigbeder.
Based on the novel Au secours, pardon (2007), written by Beigbeder himself, the film recounts the crisis within the company L’Idéal after the leak of a sex tape (including a Nazi component) starring its ambassador.

The screening will be introduced by Philippe Milloux and followed by a Q&A session hosted by Jean-Philippe Imbert will give the public an opportunity to exchange with Frédéric Beigbeder.


31 March, 1, 2 April at Light House Cinema, Dublin Castle (Castle Hall) & Alliance Française
Admission Free (first come basis)

For the 18th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, jointly organised by the Alliance Française and the French Embassy, 15 writers from France and Ireland will reflect on the theme Style and Stylistics – De fil en aiguille – Snáth An Scéil during panel discussions, interviews, readings and our now famous Sunday literary brunch!

We also have this year very special events around the the festival including screenings, exhibition and workshops.


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