Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Christine Weld
(01) 638 14 41
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

Science Festival   Film Festival   Special Event
French Festival
at Science Week 2018
  IFI French Film
Festival 2018
  Le Beaujolais Nouveau
est arrivé !

14-19 November
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Taking place from 11 to 18 November, Science Week Ireland is a yearly festival which celebrates science and research with more than 1,000 events organised throughout Ireland. This year, the French Embassy and Alliance Française Dublin have partnered with researchers, artists and performers to offer a line-up of events with a special French touch: the French Festival at Science Week!

Science shows, comic art exhibition, talks and interactive workshops: there will be plenty for you to go around! Make sure to book your seats well in advance, places are limited!


14-25 November

We are proud to be the cultural partner of the Irish Film Institute's unmissable French Film Festival 2018!
Re)discover between November 14th to 25th over 25 French films including 19 Irish premieres and classics, and . You will also get a chance to meet very special guests and celebrities including Cédric Kahn for an exclusive masterclass. The programme also features a Henri Georges Clouzot Season, a Family screening, a 1968 celebration, an Alliance Française screening, and, of course, an Gala Opening with a reception and the screening of Real Love in presence of director Claire Burger.


Friday 16 November – 6.30pm
Admission free

Following the huge success of Bastille Day 2018, French Friday, Le Petit Journal Dublin and The Church are teaming up again in partnership with Alliance Française Dublin for the celebration of another famous French tradition celebrated worldwide: the official release of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine !
The evening will start softly  with an apéro and  quiz with numerous prizes to be won – including French courses and Memberships.
The second part of the evening will be one for your dancing shoes with a DJ set of French & International music.

The Church, Mary St & Jervis St, Dublin 1

Screening / Competition   Exhibition Opening   Screening & Talk
Alliance Française Screening @ French Film Festival   Photo Exhibition:
Shooting Stars
  Irish Premiere:
Et mon cœur transparent

Wednesday 21 November
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Don't miss the Alliance Française Special Screening on Wednesday 21 November, Guillaume Senez' Nos Batailles (Our Struggles).
The Franco-Belgian drama starring Romain Duris and Laure Calamy received rave reviews during its world premiere for the International Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Alliance Française Members get a discounted price at €9.50 and may win free tickets on Twitter. We also have prizes to be won including French courses, Memberships & goodies!


Wednesday 21 November – 6:30pm
Admission free

The Shooting Stars exhibition curated by DartBLAY offers a photographic glance at the legends of French cinema from the 60s and 70s, prominent film personalities that have become cult symbols.

Passionate about cinema, DartBLAY is Marie Darblay, a cinema enthusiast who has been collecting since 2015 vintage photos from the cinematic world: on-set photographs, cult scenes, press shots and black and white portraits.

Her first exhibition of exceptional prints from her personal collection, Legends  organized in Paris in 2016, has led to a series of exhibitions related to her life-long passion.


Thursday 22 November – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Et mon cœur transparent (And My See-Through Heart) is the first feature film by David and Raphael Vital-Durand who started their careers making short films, ads and music videos for French and international stars.

Based on the book by Véronique Ovaldé (Prix France Culture-Télérama), the Vital-Durand brothers' thrilling adaptation plunges us into the bewildering life of Lancelot Rubinstein, whose wife’s sudden disappearance leaves him with many unanswered questions.Starring Julien Boisselier, Caterina Murino and Sara Giraudeau.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A in English with director David Vital-Durand.