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Dutronc Junior Coming to the UK

Tue, 08 Apr 2014

Musician, song-writer, actor and film composer: watch this guitar virtuoso on stage!

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It's All About Piano: Finally here!

Fri, 04 Apr 2014

Manuscript to hand...it's time to celebrate the piano festival!

'Un autre jour est possible' sur France Culture

Wed, 02 Apr 2014

Every time and every worlds meet: Cinema, music, literature, comic books ... Since 2011 on the…

Albert Camus lit L’Etranger / REMIX

Wed, 26 Mar 2014

An interesting event being held in Edinburgh tonight (20/03/2014), courtesy of the Institut…

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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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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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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)

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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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Meeting Yves Bonnefoy

Institut français (57 min)

Born in 1923, Yves Bonnefoy is one of the most important figures of contemporary poetry, and his work has been translated into several different languages. He is also an essayist, philosopher and...…

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Q&A with Mahi Binebine, author of the novel 'Horses of God'

Institut français (27 min)

A talk with Moroccan writer and artist Mahi Binebine, author of the novel Horses of God which inspired the film. Chaired by writer and curator Omar Kholeif.

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Q&A with director Régis Roinsard and actor Déborah François: Populaire

Institut français (26 min)

Director Régis Roinsard and actor Déborah François presented their film Populaire at the Institut français.

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Mathieu Kassovitz Q&A: L'Ordre et la morale

Institut français (32 min)

It’s been almost twenty years now since Mathieu Kassovitz seized attention with his angry, snarling and uncompromising debut La Haine. He’s still as angry in his gritty thriller set in the...…

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Art in the City

Institut français (1 hr 42 min)

Jean Blaise and Sarah Weir, two of Europe’s foremost cultural leaders and urban changemakers, discussed art in the city with one of Britain’s most celebrated designers, Thomas Heatherwick, who...…

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Q&A with actor Lambert Wilson and director Philippe Le Guay: Cycling with Molière

Institut français (32 min)

Actor Lambert Wilson and director Philippe Le Guay present their film Cycling with Molière and answer questions from the audience.

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Q&A with director Bernardo Bertolucci: 'Me and You'

Institut français (41 min)

Veteran director Bernardo Bertolucci’s first film since The Dreamers in 2003 takes him back to the turbulence of youth. In this Q&A, Bertolucci presents his film Me and You.

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Q&A with director Gilles Bourdos and actress Christa Theret: Renoir

Institut français (33 min)

Director Gilles Bourdos and actress Christa Theret present the film 'Renoir' and answer questions from the public.

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Talk about expatriation. An evening with Fenby and Roudaut.

Institut français (1 hr 3 min)

A former political reporter in Paris, Christian Roudaut has been a UK correspondent for ten years. He works for Radio France, the TV channel Arte and the newsmagazine Marianne. His last...…

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Launch of the first book published in English on the work of Françoise Dolto.

Institut français (1 hr 36 min)

This conference coincides with the launch of the first book published in English on the work of Françoise Dolto, Theory and Practice in Child Psychoanalysis (G.Hall, F. Hivernel, S. Morgan). The...…

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An evening with E. Carrère and T. Fisher.

Institut français (54 min)

The French Institute Hosts E. Carrère and Tibord Fisher

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Launch of the book the three evangelists by F. Vargas.

Institut français (1 hr 1 min)

When she discovers a mysterious tree grown overnight in her Paris Garden, a Greek opera singer seeks help from an ex-cop and three historians - the three evangelists. A few days later, her body is...…

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