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'Photo journalism' with Patrick Chauvel

Mon, 22 Sep 2014

You know what they say...once through the Médiathèque, forever famous...well that's what I say, and it certainly proves the case with Patrick Chauvel.

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Oui Love Autumn Tour

Thu, 04 Sep 2014

Oui Love is about exciting French artists touring the UK with support from bureauexport (the French…

Johnny Hallyday: The Sound, The Fury

Wed, 03 Sep 2014

There is no shortage of Johnny Hallyday compilations in France, from lazy collections of well-known…

Lilly Wood and the Prick

Tue, 02 Sep 2014

While it has been hugely encouraging to see acts like David Guetta and Daft Punk conquer the…

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Dialogue with Margaret MacMillan and Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau

Institut français (1 hr 56 min)

On 4 June 2014, Margaret MacMillan and Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, two major historians who have renewed the historiography of the Great War discussed the interaction between their filiation and...…

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Claude Lelouch Presents: 'Salaud, on t'aime'

Institut français (42 min)

Legendary director Claude Lelouch (A Man and a Woman) continues his cinematic exploration of the perils of the human heart: from flamboyant romances to rocky familial bonds and complex...…

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Louise Bourgoin presents: 'Tirez la langue, mademoiselle'

Institut français (34 min)

Director Axelle Ropert (The Wolberg Family) places a burgeoning family rivalry at the heart of this witty, passionate, beautifully observed drama. Sibling doctors Boris and Dimitri share a...…

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The Fate of Europe's Treasures after WW2 – Perspectives from France, Germany, Italy, Austria and the UK

Institut français (1 hr 38 min)

This was a launch evening which brought a new light to looted art – in the context of the recent discovery of the Gurlitt hoard in Munich and the release of 'Monuments Men' – broaching the...…

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Dialogue with Margaret MacMillan and Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau

Institut français (1 hr 56 min)

On 4 June 2014, Margaret MacMillan and Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, two major historians who have renewed the historiography of the Great War discussed the interaction between their filiation and...…

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Claude Lelouch Presents: 'Un homme et une femme'

Institut français (46 min)

Winner of two Oscars (one for Best Foreign Film) and the 1966 Palme d’Or, this charming, free-wheeling love story made the international reputation of director Claude Lelouch and also gave birth...…

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Claude Lelouch Presents: 'Salaud, on t'aime'

Institut français (42 min)

Legendary director Claude Lelouch (A Man and a Woman) continues his cinematic exploration of the perils of the human heart: from flamboyant romances to rocky familial bonds and complex...…

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Noir is the Colour: Monsieur Hire

Institut français (41 min)

Leconte’s breakthrough film with the British audience is a tense reworking of the Simenon story that formed the basis for Duvivier’s Panique. Blanc is on top form as a lonely man with...…

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Louise Bourgoin presents: 'Tirez la langue, mademoiselle'

Institut français (34 min)

Director Axelle Ropert (The Wolberg Family) places a burgeoning family rivalry at the heart of this witty, passionate, beautifully observed drama. Sibling doctors Boris and Dimitri share a...…

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Simon Hantaï: Round Table Discussions

Institut français (2 hrs 6 min)

The work of the Hungarian painter Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) has gained increasing recognition in the last few years, particularly in terms of major retrospectives at the Centre Pompidou in Paris...…

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Hiroshima mon amour with Ian Christie

Institut français (30 min)

A cornerstone film of the French New Wave, Alain Resnais’ multi-award- winning Hiroshima mon amour is one of the most influential films of all time. A French actress and a Japanese architect...…

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Life of Riley Q&A

Institut français (38 min)

Resnais’ last feature is an ebullient, beautifully stylised adaptation of the work of British playwright Alan Ayckbourn – whom he turned to twice before – aided by a dazzling ensemble cast....…

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Terry Gilliam & Albert Dupontel present: 9 Month Stretch

Institut français (14 min)

Albert Dupontel’s second feature is a visually inventive, high-energy black comedy starring French favourite Sandrine Kiberlain and Dupontel himself. When Ariane Felder, an uptight and...…

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Raphaël Personnaz presents: Quai d'Orsay

Institut français (29 min)

Bertrand Tavernier’s adaptation of the hit graphic novel on French foreign minister (and later prime minister) Dominique de Villepin is a sparkling and savvy political comedy. Arthur (Raphaël...…

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Helena Bonham Carter present: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Institut français (38 min)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s (Amélie) adaptation of Reif Larsen’s best-selling novel is an amusing, poignant and visually stunning feature designed to delight young and old alike. Tecumseh Sparrow...…

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French Radio London Podcast: English Language and TV

Lucie Oriol (2 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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French Radio London Podcast: Women and Television

Lucie Oriol (4 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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French Radio London Podcast: Netflix

Lucie Oriol (5 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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French Radio London Podcast: Trends in French TV

Lucie Oriol (3 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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French Radio London Podcast: The Returned

Lucie Oriol (4 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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French Radio London Podcast: Death in Paradise & The Tunnel

Lucie Oriol (5 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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French Radio London Podcast: Coproduction

Lucie Oriol (4 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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French Radio London Podcast: British Humour

Lucie Oriol (3 min)

French Radio London created a series of bi-lingual podcasts during the Totally Serialized festival, 2014 edition at the Institut français.…

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Plot for Peace: Q&A

Institut français (31 min)

This documentary thriller tells the true, untold story behind Nelson Mandela’s release from prison featuring a protagonist straight out of a John le Carré novel. His name: Jean-Yves Ollivier,...…

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Yves Saint Laurent Film Preview

Institut français (31 min)

Further confirming the apparently boundless talent of Comédie francaise actor Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent traces the life of the precocious talent, who took over from his mentor, Christian...…

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Ludivine Sagnier presents: 'Love is in the Air'

Institut français (20 min)

Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) is making sure that she has taken care of everything before returning to Paris. Casanova Antoine (Nicolas Bedos), on the other hand, awakens late, surrounded by empty...…

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Masterclass: Why Don't More Women Write For TV?

BAFTA // Institut français

Given the raft of talent in literature, why aren’t more women writing for television? Virginie Brac (Spiral), Paula Milne (The Politician’s Husband, White Heat, Small Island) and Emma Reeves...…

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Totally Serialized 2014: Mafiosa UK Premiere Screening

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The third edition of Totally Serialized organized by the Institut français took place from 16 to 19 January 2014 and showcased the best of recent French and British TV series. The programme...…

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Totally Serialized 2014: "World Without End", "Crossing Lines", "The Pillars of The Earth" Case Study

Institut français (58 min)

The third edition of Totally Serialized organized by the Institut français took place from 16 to 19 January 2014 and showcased the best of recent French and British TV series. The programme...…

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Totally Serialized 2014: How to write and create for European co-productions

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The third edition of Totally Serialized organized by the Institut français took place from 16 to 19 January 2014 and showcased the best of recent French and British TV series. The programme...…

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Totally Serialized 2014: Writing and Producing 'The Tunnel'

Institut français (45 min)

The third edition of Totally Serialized organized by the Institut français took place from 16 to 19 January 2014 and showcased the best of recent French and British TV series. The programme...…

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Alexandra Lamy presents "J'enrage de son absence"

Institut français, UK (35 min)

J’enrage de son absence is an emotionally charged psychological drama about a father who tries to purge the demons of his son’s death. Unable to deal with having been behind the wheel during...…

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South Ken Kids Festival: Oksa Pollock, The art of novel writing

Institut français (1 hr 4 min)

Have you always dreamt of becoming the new J.K. Rowling? Here’s your chance to discover the making of the world-famous teen series Oksa Pollock! The authors – Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf...…

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South Ken Kids Festival: Cackling away with Les P'tites Poules

Institut français (1 hr 9 min)

Come meet the creators of the acclaimed series ‘Les P’tites Poules’ – Christian Heinrich and Christian Jolibois! They will tell you how their long-lasting friendship led to the exciting...…

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French Film Festival: Honey

Institut français (26 min)

Renowned Italian actress Valeria Golino makes her debut as a feature film director with this impressive topical drama. Irene, aka Honey, is an independent young woman with a seemingly...…

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French Film Festival: Suzanne

Institut français (22 min)

Suzanne (Sara Forestier) isn’t just the subject but also the troublesome centre – and sometimes the perplexing absence – of this ambitious and fascinatingly slippery family drama from Katell...…

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French Film Festival: The Man Who Laughs

Institut français (26 min)

From the director of Romantics Anonymous comes a gloriously theatrical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, The Man Who Laughs. Gwynplaine has a scar on his face, giving him a kind of...…

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Episode 1: Oxford, Villes-mondes

France Culture // Martin Quénéhen // Gaël Gillon // Catherine Liber // Maison Française

This first episode unveils the Oxford University college system and what the Purple Turtle stands for. The tour guides includes a writer, three students, two historians and (as ever so nicely...…

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Episode 2: Oxford, Villes-mondes

France Culture // Martin Quénéhen // Gaël Gillon // Catherine Liber // Maison Française

The second episode sifts through the cult symbols of Oxford: rowing, choristers, and "that" shark stuck in a roof. The podcast will stay online for three years on the website, so there are...…

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French Film Festival: Sylvain Chomet

Institut français (29 min)

This first live action feature from Belleville Rendez-Vous director Sylvain Chomet is a charming comedy full of wry humanism and musical interludes. Guillaume Gouix plays Paul, a sweet man-child...…

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BFI London Film Festival: Nicolas Philibert presents 'La Maison de la radio'

Institut français (26 min)

Structured as a day-in-the-life in the workings of Radio France (but compiled from footage shot over half a year), this latest gem from the great French documentarist Nicolas Philibert provides...…

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BFI London Film Festival: Cédric Klapisch presents 'Chinese Puzzle'

Institut français (14 min)

Eleven years ago, L’Auberge espagnole (Pot Luck) introduced French finance student Xavier’s (Duris) Barcelona misadventures with a rambunctious assortment of European twentysomethings....…

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BFI London Film Festival: Rebecca Zlotowski presents "Grand Central"

Institut français (30 min)

French writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski follows her impressive 2010 debut Belle Epine with a punchy, compelling workplace drama. Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) plays Gary, who signs on for work in a...…

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Mademoiselle C. with Carine Roitfeld and director Fabien Constant

Institut français (9 min)

A gripping documentary about the hectic life of a woman at the heart of the fashion industry, who creates trends and makes or breaks careers. Carine Roitfeld is one of the most renowned fashion...…

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Inventing the Internet: Louis Pouzin

Institut français // L’Association des anciens élèves et diplômés de l’Ecole Polytechnique (1 hr 51 min)

Much lauded and much criticised, the internet is an engineering achievement that changed the face of the world. On the 25th of June 2013, as the storm of controversy around the PRISM programme...…

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Andrea Segre presents 'Shun Li and the Poet'

Institut français (35 min)

Documaker Andrea Segre’s first narrative feature is an attractively opalescent immigrant study brimming with exquisite, atmospheric detail. Shun Li and the Poet tells the story of the romantic...…

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Paris Seen by...British Artists

Institut français (1 hr 9 min)

A unique opportunity to hear Stephen Duffy, curator of the exhibition The Discovery of Paris, Watercolours by British Artists at the Wallace Collection, on the very day of its opening...…

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Pénélope Bagieu - I Love London

Institut français (1 hr 23 min)

The oh so talented Pénélope Bagieu is famous for her witty blog and for her bestselling series ‘Joséphine’… did you know she’s also just published an illustrated guide of London?…

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Comica Conversation with Jaime Hernandez of Love & Rockets

Institut français (1 hr 46 min)

A unique opportunity, which was brought to the BD & Comics Passion Festival by Comica Festival, to hear Jaime Hernandez, one of the most talented contemporary comics creators in America, if not...…

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Laurent Verron drawing Boule & Bill

Institut français (26 min)

A great opportunity to find out about the career of a genuinely talented artist as he brought to life his two endearing yet mischievous characters – Boule & Bill – for a new and exciting...…

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Pascal Garray: All About the Smurfs

Institut français (59 min)

Pascal Garray (from Studio Peyo) conjured up the world-renowned Smurfs characters with a flick of his pencil, whilst publisher Antoine Maurel told everything you’ve always wanted to know about...…

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Q&A with actor Christian Clavier: Le père noël est une ordure

Institut français (36 min)

This 80s French farce, an irreverent classic with a cult status, features brillant performances from Christian Clavier, Thierry Lhermitte, Josianne Balasko and more at the top of their game. If...…

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Village at the End of the World

Institut français (33 min)

Village at the End of the World is a documentary that reflects the dilemmas of most small communities all over the world; this one just happens to be in one of the remotest spots on earth....…

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