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Institut Francais du Royaume-Uni

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December 2019

Tribute to Delphine Seyrig – Actress, Director and Activist

December 1, 2019 | 8:00 am - February 4, 2020 | 6:30 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

From being a film icon to supporting emerging women directors, Delphine Seyrig (1932-1990) increasingly got involved in the women’s rights and social struggles of her times, both in France and internationally, especially via the making of activist videos with her collective ‘Les Insoumuses’ (Defiant Muses) and through co-founding the Simone de Beauvoir Audiovisual Centre in Paris. Our selection of films, videos and talks reflects the current importance of Seyrig, celebrated in two major exhibitions in France and in Spain. This celebration of…

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January 2020

Melodia!

January 7 | 6:30 pm - January 31 | 10:00 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place,
London , SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Discovering Musicals from Russia and the Caucasus A thrilling season of classic and contemporary musicals from Russia and the Caucasus, Melodia! celebrates the diversity and complexity of the genre across Soviet, Russian and Caucasian cultures. A rare opportunity for UK based audiences to explore Eldar Ryazanov’s Carnival Night, Gerbert Rappaport’s Cheryomushki and Karen Shakhnazarov’s comedic delight We Are from Jazz – and many more.

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Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

January 23 | 6:45 pm - 10:35 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

Chantal Akerman details the daily routine of a middle-aged widow (Delphine Seyrig), whose chores include making beds, cooking for her son and turning the occasional trick. Whether seen as an exacting character study or as one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing and ground-breaking film. The screening will be introducted by Professor Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College, University of London) As part of Tribute to Delphine Seyrig – Actress, Director and Activist

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Before the Night

January 24 | 6:45 pm - January 29 | 6:30 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place,
London , SW7 2DT United Kingdom

In the run-up to the Night of Ideas on 30 January, a film programme will be exploring the two main themes of the Night, Nature And Us and Machines Like Us, providing further food for thought!

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Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia

January 26 | 2:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

In Delphine Seyrig’s last film, set on the Trans-Siberian railway, seven Western women are kidnapped by a mysterious Mongolian princess and her companions and are forced to join their caravan on a journey through inner Mongolia into the unknown. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Ulrike Ottinger and Professor Erica Carter (King’s College London). An event run in association with the German Screen Studies Network. As part of Tribute to Delphine Seyrig – Actress, Director and Activist

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The Little Night

January 30 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Institut français, London,
17 Queensbery Pl
Kensington, SW7 2DT United Kingdom

In the run-up to and opening the Night of Ideas, the Little Night offers our youngest the opportunity to develop their imagination, sharpen their creativity and express themselves through a series of interactive multimedia events and projects.

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Night of Ideas

January 30 | 5:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Launched by the Institut français in 2016, the NIGHT OF IDEAS is a project staged simultaneously in Paris, London and worldwide, taking place on Thursday 30 January 2020. For the 2020 edition, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department and the Cultural Department of the French Embassy are putting together a thought-provoking programme of debates, performances and screenings. Scientists, artists, intellectuals and citizen-activists raise these issues in many ways: by campaigning for animal rights, researching…

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