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Lift to the Scaffold + Q&A

Lift to the Scaffold + Q&A

London,Cine Lumiere30 Apr
As part of the global celebrations for the International Jazz Day, Institut Français presents Louis Malle’s mesmerising debut film, “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” (Lift to the Scaffold) featuring Miles Davis’s legendary score. ‘Nouvelle Vague’ before such a concept truly existed, this richly atmospheric thriller of murder and mistaken identity unfolds over one restless Parisian night. Preceded by live music by jazz multi-instrumentalist Julien Alour and followed by a Q&A with jazz specialists Selwyn Harris (Jazzwise Magazine) and Kevin Le Gendre (Jazzwise Magazine…
Corniche Kennedy

Corniche Kennedy

London,Cine Lumiere12 May
As part of Beyond Words Festival, Institut Français presents a screening of the film “Corniche Kennedy”.  In this adaptation of the eponymous novel by renowned French author Maylis de Kerangal (Mend the Living, Birth of a Bridge), the young kids of Marseille defy gravity in the blue of the Mediterranean. Girls and boys dive, take risks to experience life to the fullest. From inside her chic villa, Suzanne envies their free bodies, their excess, and wants to be part of…
A Woman's Life

A Woman’s Life

London,Cine Lumiere13 May
Institut Français presents a screening of “A Woman’s Life”. Judith Chemla offers an unmissable performance in Stéphane Brizé’s compelling adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s classic, Une vie. She plays Jeanne, a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence who marries fresh out of the convent. Her husband Julien soon reveals to be a miserly and unfaithful man. Little by little, Jeanne’s illusions are stripped away. This screening is presented as a part of Institut Français’ Beyond Words Live French…
Screening & Talk: El laberinto de Octavio Paz

Screening & Talk: El laberinto de Octavio Paz

London,King’s College London18 May
Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with the Center for Mexican Studies of UNAM in London and the Center for Modern Languages ​​of King’s College, London, presents a screening of the documentary “El laberinto de Octavio Paz”, followed by a talk with the Spanish producer Adela Iriarte and the Mexican poet and expert on Octavio Paz, Pedro Serrano. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles, and the event is in Spanish and English. This new documentary reviews the work and trajectory of…
Screening followed by Q&A: Pa negre / Black Bread

Screening followed by Q&A: Pa negre / Black Bread

London,Birkbeck University of London1 Jun
  The film Black Bread is a 2010 Catalan-language drama written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, based on the homonymous novel by Teixidor with elements of two other works by him, Retrat d’un assassí d’ocells and Sic transit Gloria Swanson. Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Instituto Ramon Llull, Catalan Observatory-LSE and CILAVS-BirkbeckIn Catalan, present a screening of Black Bread. The film is in Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. After the screening, Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush will discuss…
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