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Institut Francais du Royaume-Uni

http://www.institut-francais.org.uk

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September 2017

150 Milligrams

September 26 | 8:45 pm - November 6 | 8:45 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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La Fille de Brest 128 mins in French with EN subs FRA | 2016 | dir. Emmanuelle Bercot, with Sidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel, Charlotte Laemmel In a hospital in Brest, a lung specialist establishes a direct link between suspicious deaths and the consumption of Mediator, a drug that has been on the market for 30 years. From its confidential beginnings to the media frenzy surrounding the case, this David-versus-Goliath fable, based on a true story, climaxes in a victory…

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October 2017
£3 - £5

Reading Group at the Institut Français

October 12 | 7:00 pm - December 7 | 7:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Delphine de Vigan credit Delphine Jouandeau

The Reading Group is back at the Institute Français for a brand new season of discussing and reviewing French literature. Have a look here and join us for a literary discussion with a little French twist! All sessions start at 7.00pm | duration: 1h30 | in English and (easy) French Thu 12 Oct | Based on a True Story, by Delphine de Vigan (2017) – tr. G. Miller Thu 9 Nov | L’oeuvre (The Masterpiece) – Emile Zola Thu 7 Dec | Boussole (Compass) – Mathias Enard Thu 18 Jan | Au…

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Robert Desnos, Surrealist, Lover, Resistant

October 18 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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On the occasion of the publication of a new edition of one of the greatest French poets, award-winning rhyming translator Timothy Adès will talk about Robert Desnos’s life and times and read some of the 300 poems with recorded voices of Juliette Gréco and Sonia Masson. He will be joined in conversation by Dame Marina Warner, Professor of English and creative writing at Birkbeck University of London and president of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Loving Vincent

October 20 | 6:30 pm - November 1 | 6:30 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Film Screening – 95 mins in English UK/POL | 2017 | dir. Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, with Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Chris O’Dowd The world’s first fully painted animated feature, Loving Vincent explores the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Beginning a year after his demise, this portrait of the artist is built via a series of interviews conducted by Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth) – a…

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November 2017

The Paris Opera

November 8 | 6:30 pm
Cine Lumiere,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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L’Opéra 110 mins doc in French with EN subs FRA/ CHE | 2017 | dir. Jean-Stéphane Bron, with Stéphane Lissner, Benjamin Millepied This documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron follows the first steps of Stéphane Lissner as director of the Paris Opera. From the artists on the flamboyant stage to the hive of activity backstage, dancers, singers, orchestra, crew buzzing to show the staging of human passions, catch a rare glimpse behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious operas in…

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Gipsy Kings with Chico

November 17 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Institut français in London,
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
Gypsy kings and Chico

Thirty years after shaking the world with their massive hits Bamboleo, Djobi Djoba, Volare, internationally renowned musicians the Gipsy Kings and their charismatic leader Chico are back on stage for an exclusive performance including live drawing from the artists attending the South Ken Kids Festival. Prepare to be transported to the South of France with their unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles and Western pop and Latin rhythms. Part of South Ken Kids Festival

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