Francophonie brings together 300 million French speakers from around the world along with 88 states and governments to form the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (IOF). Starting March 2nd 2024 and for over a month, the Francophonie Festival will take place all across Ireland, to highlight the common values of democracy, human rights, education, research, sustainable development and solidarity shared by members of this international organisation. 2024 is very particular because of the 19th Francophonie summit which will take place in France at the Cité internationale de la langue française, in Villers-Cotterêts. On the occasion, Embassies from 27 countries have joined forces to bring the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland, that will showcase a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates, screenings, concerts and contests.

Alliance Française Dublin and the Light House Cinema will be hosting the Francophonie Film Festival which from March 7th to 9th will feature 7 free screenings selected by participating Embassies from member countries of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie represented in Ireland.

Admission free but ticketed. Make sure to book your seat in advance!

All films are presented in original language with English subtitles.

Saturday 9th March at 4.30pm – Admission free

Did you know that Oscar Wilde wrote the original version of the play in French?

Irish National Opera and Alliance Française present a rehearsed reading of the play in the original French, a rare occasion not to be missed!.