Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
(01) 638 14 47
All events take place in the Alliance Française Dublin and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated

Welcome to our Cultural Centre

The Alliance Française in Dublin organises or sponsors many
events in connection with French Culture: concerts, exhibitions,
shows, screenings, plays, conferences, book launch, etc.
For our current exhibition please visit our
Gallery page

Film Festival   Screening   Web Series Festival
Irish Film Institute's
French Film Festival
  Cinéclub: Un Éléphant ça trompe énormément   French Touch @
Dub Web Fest 2017

15-26 November 2017
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The biggest celebration of French cinema in Ireland is back!
From November 15 to 26, the 18th IFI French Film Festival features 19 Irish premières, including Festival de Cannes Jury Prize winner 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), new films from legendary directors Agnès Varda and Oscar winners Michael Haneke and Michel Hazanavicius, all-time classics plus a retrospective of the work of master auteur Jean-Pierre Melville.  Among its guests, the Festival welcomes this year for a master class the multi-award winning actress, screenwriter and director Agnès Jaoui.
This month French Film Club for Alliance Française Members will be part of the Festival and feature Teddy Lussi-Modeste's Le Prix du succès (see below).

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Thursday 23 November – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

In tribute to the recently departed French actor Jean Rochefort we will be screening the cult comedy Un éléphant ça trompe énormément (Yves Robert, 1976).

While all his friends cheat on their wives, Etienne (Jean Rochefort) is happily married. But one morning, Etienne sees a gorgeous woman in red (Anny Duperey) passing and falls in love. Now he is ready to try anything to get her into his life.

The Cinéclub  takes place in the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library every last Thursday of the month. All films are presented in French with English subtitles. The Cinéclub is free for Premium Members among many other advantages! More on Memberships


Sunday 26 November – 3.45pm
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Are you a fan of  series or simply interested in web content? Don't miss the third edition of Dub Web Fest, the celebration of webseries and online storytelling!

We are delighted to be partners of the "French Touch" screening with an exciting line-up of the best webseries "Made in France": the webdoc Music on the Road (Arte Creative), DEEP (Studio+), the World Festival Premiere of new thriller Dragon Race (Save Ferris Studios / Studio+) and many uproarious comedies such as En Voiture Simone (RR3 Films), Le Myriapode (Dafouk), Bertrand (Arte Creative), Mortus Corporatus  (AnderAnderA Production)

We have 2 Festival Passes to be won on our social networks, so keep your eyes peeled!

Generator, Smithfield Square, Dublin

Screening   Performance   Screening
IFI French Film Club:
Le Prix du succès
  "Poètes poètes"
Poetry, Humour & Song
  "Human" by
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Sunday 26 November – 2pm
€12.50 / €7.50 AF Members

Teddy Lussi-Modeste's Le Prix du succès (The Price Of Success, 2017) is a behind-the-scenes drama about a successful stand-up comedian whose real life is far from funny.

As the spotlight grows brighter for comedian Brahim (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet) and as he crosses into the mainstream, tensions arise with his brother and long-time manager Mourad (Roschdy Zem, Days of Glory) and his girlfriend Linda (Maïwenn, High Tension). The film premiered at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.

This screening is part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 taking place from November 15th to 26th.


Thursday 30 November – 6.30pm
Admission free

Compagnie Mascarille-Manuel and MGMusique invite you to a musical wander – a musardise as Edmond Rostand would say – in the company of  authors and poets who don’t take themselves seriously and who play around with the French language: Victor Hugo, Raymond Devos, Serge Gainsbourg, Boris Vian, Georges Brassens, Charles Trenet and more!

French actress, singer and stage director Marie-Silvia Manuel will lead us in this poetic and humorous journey, accompanied by musician, composer and conductor Marc Goldfeder on piano. This performance in French for all ages shows that one can be light and deep at the same time, funny and coherent, humorous and dark.


Thursday 7 December – 6pm
Admission free

World Vision Ireland & the Alliance Française present the screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's “Human” in support of Human Rights Day. In an ever more divided society, where inhumane conflicts and crises are unfolding before our eyes, could a solution be found by exploring what it means to be human? Could it help strengthen the unity of our vision and action?
"Human" is a collection of stories full of love, happiness, hatred and violence. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline what is universal.
The screening will be followed by a discussion in the French Library and a small reception at the Buswells Hotel.