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Le Magazine de l’Alliance Française de Melbourne

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Melbourne  9 - 27 March

Gemma rose turnbull dominique fillon semaine de la francophonie

Explore the world of Charles Perrault through the eyes of two acclaimed French directors – Catherine Breillat and Olivier Dahan (La vie en rose). Featuring sleeping beauties, magical transformations, evil ogres and plucky orphans, cast adrift in a strange and disconcerting world. Film Season > ACMI Cinemas Every Sunday, 3pm, until 24 April Visit the acmi website for film details and session information Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square, Melbourne


La 22ème édition du festival du film français est constituée cette année de 45 films et documentaires : une sélection variée et un regard transversal sur la production cinématographique française actuelle ! Dans 5 cinémas à travers Melbourne – dont Brighton Bay pour la première fois – seront programmées plus de 300 séances, du 9 au 27 mars. La jeune actrice Clotilde Hesme nous fera l’honneur d’ouvrir le festival. Mars et avril seront également l’occasion de rendez-vous musicaux - jazz, baroque, influences hispaniques et créations contemporaines – danse, théâtre et autre conférence. Cerise sur le gâteau du 28 mars au 2 avril : la semaine de la francophonie à l’Alliance ! Ou comment célébrer la Alice Gauny diversité du monde francophone, du Congo à l’Île Maurice, en passant par Deputy Director le Vietnam.

This year’s 22nd French Film Festival features a selection of 45 films and documentaries - a broad cross-section of contemporary French cinematic production! Over 300 sessions will be programmed from 9 to 27 March in five cinemas across Melbourne – including Brighton Bay for the first time. Young French actress Clotilde Hesme will honour us by opening the festival. March and April will see lively jazz, baroque and Hispanic-influenced music concerts as well as contemporary dance and theatre creations and a public talk. The icing on the cake will be the Semaine de la francophonie at the Alliance, in true celebration of the diversity of the French-speaking world, from the Congo to Mauritius and Vietnam! Patrice Pauc Director

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News Interview Gemma-Rose Turnbull Alliance Française French Film Festival 2011 Exhibitions "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "Forecast" La Semaine de la Francophonie Music and Dance Jazz: Dominique Fillon The Melbourne Salon Course Guide

March-April-May 2011 Issue Cover: George Patterson © Editor: Patrice Pauc Editorial Contributions: Patrice Pauc, Françoise Libotte, Aurélie Pierre, Alice Gauny, Adrien Deotto. Translation: Léuli Eshraghi. Design & Layout: Mathieu Vendeville. Printed by Barney's Group Pty Ltd.

Printed on 100% recycled paper.

Alliance Magazine is published by the Alliance Française de Melbourne, 51 Grey Street, ST KILDA, VICTORIA 3182, AUSTRALIA Tel: (61-3) 9525 3463 / Fax: (61-3) 9525 5064. e-mail:

So far as lawfully possible the Alliance française de Melbourne and its management and staff accepts no responsibility for or in relation to the contents whether express or implied of any advertisement appearing in this magazine nor for the safety, quality, or accuracy of any premises, goods, services or information referred to therein.


Windows On Europe Film Festival 13 > 17 April 2011 The Garden of Forking Paths: The Films of Alain Resnais April - may 2011 Alain Resnais is one of the key figures of post-World War II cinema: a precise and adventurous director whose work relentlessly and poetically explores the themes of time, memory and traumatic recent history. Initially trained as an actor, Resnais' early documentary films examined the work of painters and other artists, and betrayed a preference for endlessly tracking camera movement and literary scripts that have continued to characterise his 60-year career. Preoccupied with British, American and French culture, the popular and the avantgarde, Resnais has collaborated with a number of the key figures of modernist post-war French literature (Marguerite Duras,

Drawing from the diverse and rich cultures of Europe, the Windows On Europe Film Festival brings together awardwinning films from across the European Union. The festival comprises of 14 counties each presenting a film that has won a major award. If you like films that delve into relationships with humour and drama, there are gems from Cyprus, Hungary, France and Spain and poignant drama offerings from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden. The Polish film puts a focus on history while Portugal gives us a documentary interlaced with music and romance. The young and the young at heart will enjoy the Finnish film while the Slovenian entry provides a mix of thriller and horror.

Alain Robbe-Grillet), numerous significant cinematographers, composers and actors (Yves Montand, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Paul Belmondo), as well as his fellow filmmakers of the Left Bank Group. Influenced by the philosophy of Bergson, the memory-entranced literature of Proust, the Hollywood and French films of the 1930s, and American comic books, his cinema is both archaic and profoundly modern. This season of specially imported 35mm prints includes several of the key documentary shorts he made in the 1950s as well as the extraordinary run of features dealing with time, memory and Cinema Nova, the harrowing recent past that 380 Lygon Street Carlton. consolidated his international reputation as a master director. Tickets on sale now from the box office, or at

ACMI cinema screenings: Wed 27 April

7.00pm Hiroshima mon amour (1959) 9.15pm La Guerre est finie (1966)

Wed 4 May

7.00pm Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968) 9.05pm Stavisky (1974)

Wed 11 May

7.00pm Last Year At Marienbad (1961) 9.15pm Muriel, ou le temps d’un retour (1963)



For Current MembersAnd Students For your chance to Win 1 of 10 double passes, be one of the first to email us on Friday 9 April 2011 at 10am with subject line: “Windows on Europe”, with your full name, class attended/or membership No at:


Melbourne French Theatre 3 > 7 May 2011 MFT presents the Australian première of two hilarious classical comedies, previously unknown Molière masterpieces unearthed in the 18th century by Jean-Baptiste Rousseau and published for the first time in 1819: Le Médecin Volant (The Flying Doctor) and La Jalousie du Barbouillé (The Jealous Husband or Barbouillé’s Jealousy). A double bill evening with Molière entirely in French with English subtitles. Venue Collingwood College Theatre Cnr Cromwell Street & McCutcheon Way, Collingwood 3066 (off Gipps Street) Dates Evenings: Tues 3 May to Sat 7 May at 8pm Matinee: Fri 6 May & Sat 7 May at 2.30 pm GALA NIGHT: Fri 6 May at 8.00 pm Prices Full: $32 | AFM members & students: $28 | MFT Members: $24 | Students: $12 | Gala Surcharge at $10.00 per ticket Book tickets online at:

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 4 -14 March The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (4 -14 March) brings food and wine to the streets with more than 250 events across eleven delicious days in March. Now in its 19th year, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival features a number of events with a distinctive French flavour. Top French chef Philippe Mouchel joins food writer Rita Erlich for a special dinner at Philippe’s newly-opened restaurant PM24. Guests will delight in a threecourse menu, complemented by matching wines. During dinner, Philippe and Rita will discuss the inspiration behind writing their first book together, More than French. Also in the city, Comme hosts two French-themed events during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Douce France sees pastry chef and MasterChef sensation Adriano Zumbo join executive chef, Daniel Southern, to create a French-inspired six-course degustation dinner matched with Rutherglen's finest Rhône-style wines and fabulous fortifieds – showcased by young winemaker Nick Brown. Or, join in the frivolity at A Flight of Fancy Taste when Comme transforms Alfred Place into a Parisian-style -5-

laneway complete with Daniel Southern’s three signature dishes, matched to some of France's finest wines. Benchmark the world of wine at Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience with four international tastings for the wine obsessed, guided by a selection of Australia’s most noted wine personalities and luminary overseas guests including French winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats from Bordeaux’s Chateaux Cos D’Estournel. Or, visit the Yarra Valley in the throes of vintage at A Sparkling Feast & French Market at Dominique Portet winery. Enjoy a glass of sparkling, delicious crepes, jambon baguettes, pies, petanque and pinot. For more details on these events visit:


For Current MembersAnd Students

For your chance to Win a dinner for two at PM24 Restaurant, be one of the first to email us on Tuesday 8 March 2011 at 10am with subject line: “Food &Wine”, with your full name, class attended/or membership No at:


9 > 25 April 2011

Red Light Dark Room 9 > 25 April

© Gemma-Rose Turnbull

Interview with Gemma-Rose Turnbull who shared in the daily lives of marginalised women over the recent months. Her encounters have given rise to an exhibition and a book.

Who is Gemma-Rose Turnbull?

Qui est Gemma-Rose Turnbull ?

I am an Australian photographer, who specialises in photographing the lives of women. I studied documentary photography at the Queensland College of Art, graduating in 2005.

Je suis une photographe australienne, spécialisée dans la photographie de femmes dans leur quotidien. Diplômée en 2005, j’ai étudié la photographie documentaire au Queensland College of Art.

After completing my degree I spent two years as a photographer with The Northern Star, a daily newspaper based in Lismore, Australia. While I was there I was named NSW News Photographer of the Year 2007 for a series on the funerals of four young men killed in the same car accident. Ironically it was also the story that saw me make a decision to leave newspaper work and concentrate on long-term projects, which I find much more rewarding.

Après ma licence, j’ai travaillé pendant deux ans comme photographe au quotidien The Northern Star de Lismore, Nouvelle Galles du Sud (NSW). J’ai été nommée photographe journalistique de NSW de l’année 2007 pour une série sur les funérailles de quatre jeunes hommes tués dans un même accident de la route. Ironie du sort, c’est ce même reportage qui m’a poussé à quitter la presse pour me concentrer sur des projets de longue -6-

Exhibition Red Light Dark Room Opening & Book Launch Sat 9 April 4pm to 7pm Venue Alliance Française Eildon Gallery 51 Grey Sreet St Kilda

9 > 25 April 2011 In 2008 I was awarded the Mary Clerc Scholarship for Achievements in Photojournalism to attend the Missouri Photo Workshop in America, an experience that changed the way I approached storytelling, narrowing my focus to more intimate stories. How did the project "Red Light Dark Room; Sex, lives and stereotypes" begin? In early 2010 I was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts Connections Residency to do a residency with nonprofit organisation St Kilda Gatehouse to teach, photograph and interview the marginalised women who use their services. This project gives a voice to these women. It paints a rare picture of real women, with real hearts, who care about family, have friendships, and dreams. These stories cover the hardship, but also the episodes in their lives which bring them joy and fulfillment.


haleine, ce que je trouve bien plus enrichissant. En 2008 j’ai reçu la bourse Mary Clerc pour mes travaux en photojournalisme afin d’assister à l’atelier photo du Missouri aux Etats-Unis. Cette expérience a changé ma manière d’appréhender la narration, et a fait basculer mon intérêt pour des histoires plus intimes. Quelle est l'origine du projet "Red Light Dark Room; sex, lives and stereotypes" ?

Début 2010, devenue lauréate d’une résidence Connections du Conseil des arts de l’Australie pour une résidence avec l’organisation à but non lucratif St Kilda Gatehouse, j’ai été amenée à enseigner, photographier et interviewer les femmes marginalisées qui ont recours à leurs services. Ce projet donne la parole à ces femmes. Il dépeint une image rare de vraies femmes qui ont du cœur et pour qui, la famille, les amitiés et les rêves, importent. Ces histoires More than 250 rolls of film were shot racontent les épreuves auxquelles elles by nine women to produce a hardcover font face mais également les épisodes book, which is a combination of de leurs vies qui leur apportent de la joie their photographs, my photographs, et de la satisfaction. interviews and stories. Plus de 250 rouleaux de pellicule ont Was presenting this project in été utilisés par neuf femmes afin de St Kilda clear and simple? produire un livre, qui combine leurs photographies, les miennes, des Street sex work, which involves the interviews et des histoires. trading of sexual services for money or drugs at the street level, is a particularly Présenter ce projet à St Kilda était-il hazardous and stressful occupation. une évidence ? Those engaged in street sex work tend to be the most marginalised, La prostitution, qui dans la rue implique oppressed, and stigmatised. These l’échange de services sexuels contre women face many daily challenges, de l’argent ou de la drogue, est un including physical and sexual assaults, métier particulièrement dangereux et ill treatment by the public, housing stressant. Celles qui se sont engagées instability, incarcerations and continued dans la prostitution ont tendance à être financial difficulties. les plus marginalisées, opprimées et stigmatisées. Ces femmes font face à de multiples défis au quotidien,



9 > 25 April 2011 Because of these things it is hard to build trust with and engage women who work in the profession, however working with St Kilda Gatehouse allowed me to build on the trust they had already established. This allowed the project to come about much more quickly than it otherwise would have.

notamment des agressions physiques et sexuelles, des mauvais traitements de la part des passants, une instabilité quant au logement, des incarcérations et des difficultés financières continues.

A cause de cela, il est difficile d’établir une relation de confiance avec elles. Cependant mon travail à la St Kilda Today, after these months spent at Gatehouse m’a permis de consolider la the St Kilda Gatehouse, are you the confiance déjà acquise et de porter le projet à terme bien plus rapidement que same person? prévu. Being involved with the women who have participated in the project has Etes-vous la même aujourd'hui been immensely rewarding, I have après ces mois passés au St Kilda learned a huge amount and made Gatehouse ? strong friendships. On an artistic level working with people whose lives lack Mon implication avec les participantes au routine and consistency has taught projet a été foncièrement enrichissante. me to let go and enjoy the process of J’ai beaucoup appris et pu forger de creating art, rather than having huge fortes amitiés. Sur le plan artistique, expectations and rushing the process. travailler avec des personnes dont la vie n’est ni routinière ni régulière m’a appris I’ve been incredibly inspired by the à vivre plus librement et à profiter des bravery of the participants in revealing étapes de la création artistique, plutôt their stories; it takes a huge amount que d’avoir d’énormes attentes et de of courage to show your face to the bâcler l’ensemble. world and reveal the intimate details of your life, and for no one more than Le courage des participantes pour people who are so stigmatised and dévoiler leurs histoires m’a extrêmement inspiré. Il en faut beaucoup pour pouvoir stereotyped. se montrer au grand jour et révéler sa vie jusqu’aux détails les plus intimes, notamment pour des personnes aussi stigmatisées et stéréotypées.


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Alliance Française de Melbourne is proud to present the 2011 alliance française French Film Festival. For its 22nd year, the Film selection is both enticing and diverse.

Opening night Closing f ilm & party night event Melbourne Premiere of "POTICHE"

followed by Opening Night Gala 7.00pm Wednesday 9 March at Palace Cinema Como. All tickets $50.00


with Actress Clotilde Hesme "YVESSAINTLAURENT-PIERRE Melbourne Première of BERGÉ, L’AMOUR FOU" "Angèle and Tony".

8.30pm for 9pm Sunday 27 Thur 10 March, 6.30pm March at Palace Cinema Como. At Palace Cinema Como All tickets $25.00 includes a glass of Crémant de Bourgogne, a Fashion Tableau by Yeojin Bae & the final screening of L'AMOUR FOU. -9-


(inc. gst) (excluding Opening and Closing Night events)


Adult $18.00 Concessions* $15.00 Alliance Française & Palace Movie Club members $14.50 Children (see classifications) $13.00

Special events All tickets $22.00.

Mozart & More

*Eligible concessions: senior (60+), pensioner, fulltime student, NGV members, AFTV members. Proof of concession/membership must be presented at the cinema box office.

Join us for a glass of sparkling while Early Music Studio's musicians play a selection of Mozart’s most loved pieces, followed by the Melbourne première of NANNERL, MOZART’S SISTER. 6pm for 6.30pm Thursday 10 March at Palace Balwyn.

GROUPS Groups (20+) School Groups (20+)**

$14.00 $10.50

**1 teacher free for every 20 students. Bookings:

So Frenchy, So Burlesque


(inc. gst) (excluding opening/closing nights and special events) 10 film pass 5 film pass

french film festival 2011

Join us for cheese and wine followed by a burlesque performance preceding the Melbourne première of ON TOUR. 9pm for 9.30pm Friday 11 March at Palace Westgarth.

$150.00 $80.00

Valid for separate, pre-selected sessions for one person. All films must be chosen in advance to different films at the time of purchase, redeemable only at the cinema of purchase (eg. a pass purchased at Cinema Como is valid for festival screenings at Cinema Como). Multi-film passes are only available at the box offices.

Cacao Fine Chocolates presents: MARGUERITE &


Join us for chocolates and a glass of sparkling before the Brighton Bay première of MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITE. 6.15pm for 6.45pm Tuesday 15 March at Brighton Bay.


ON SALE IN CINEMAS Box offices open daily from 12pm to 8.30pm until sold out at COMO (Corner Toorak Rd & Chapel St South Yarra), BALWYN (231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn), WESTGARTH (89 High St, Northcote), BRIGHTON BAY (294 Bay St, Brighton) & KINO (Collins Place, 45 Collins St, Melbourne). Cinemas can only sell tickets for their respective venues. There are no booking fees for purchasing at cinema box offices.

C’est classic

Join us for a glass of sparkling while Early Music Studio's musicians perform a selection of 16th century inspired classical music followed by the Melbourne Premiere of THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER. 7.30pm for 8pm Tuesday 15 March at Kino Cinemas.

ONLINE Available 24hrs at (not including film passes). Major credit cards accepted. Booking fees apply.


Soirée Moulin Rouge

Como (Tel: 9827 7533) Bay (9596 3590) Balwyn (Tel: 9817 1277) Kino (9650 2100) Westgarth (Tel: 9482 2001)

Special screening of ON TOUR followed by live entertainment & a glass of sparkling at Red Bennies 6.45pm Wednesday 16 March at Palace Cinema Como followed by Red Bennies (1/373 Chapel St South Yarra) after the screening.

With any major credit card which will be debited at time of booking and must be produced when collecting tickets. Please collect tickets 30 minutes prior to the session to avoid queues. Credit card transactions by phone will incur a fee of $1 per ticket. - 10 -

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Patrice Martin de Barros 3 March > 1 April For a while, I’ve tried to imagine how I could represent the seven cardinal sins through photography. To define greed or envy was difficult to imagine. For this reason, I first decided to write the seven poems, then I had to create a photographic link with them. Each photo is a story - ‘ours’ -

where nothing is really a sin, but rather a way of being. Let’s think back to 1600 years ago, with the little vices that we live through today in our daily lives. What was senseless back then no longer is today. The white background to each photo represents the void where vice leads to. Or more simply, a little bit of everyone living with sins. ”

The Seven Deadly Sins 3 March to 1st April 2011 Opening Thu 3 March from 6.30pm till 8pm Venue Alliance Française Eildon Gallery 51 Grey Sreet St Kilda

Hours Mon-Thu: 9am to 8.30pm Fri-Sat: 9am to 6pm Sun: 1pm to 6pm

Forecast 4 > 21 may 2011


Gabriella Calandro, Ysabelle Dauguet, April French, Valeriya Ogorodnyk, Amy Healy, Justine Rouse, Amanda Santamaria, Senye Shen, Jessica Van Spall, Autumn Tansey, Caspar Zika. Recipients of the 2010 Alliance Française Prize for Monash University Graduates. This is the third year that the Alliance Française de Melbourne has collaborated with the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University in selecting students for this graduate show.

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Forecast celebrates the interdisciplinary nature of the practice being developed by graduates from the Department of Fine Arts at Monash University. This exhibition also gives these artists the opportunity to contribute to a dialogue that recognises the fragile state of the environment, culture and the psyche. Forecast 4 to 21 May 2011 Opening Wed 4 May from 6.30pm till 8pm Venue Alliance Française Eildon Gallery 51 Grey Sreet St Kilda Hours Mon-Thu: 9am to 8.30pm Fri-Sat: 9am to 6pm Sun: 1pm to 6pm

28 Mar > 2 Apr 2011


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28 March to 2 April 2011

Writing competition dis-moi 10 mots qui nous relient

Atelier cinema

Get together in a

Wednesday 30 March - $20 Moroccan restaurant CRAZY, directed by Jean-Marc Thursday 31 March Vallée (2006) Experience the specialties of this To celebrate the Francophonie, French speaking country and Alliance Française invite you to practice French in a real life situparticipate in a writing competition. ation! Write a text on intercultural exchanges and solidarity, including at least 6 words from the following list: “« accueillant, agapes, avec, choeur, complice, cordée, fil, harmonieusement, main, réseauter». Form of the text (poem…) is free; length is min 100 words / max 400 words. Entries close on the 26th of March to:

Panorama of the Francophone cinema - Free Throughout the week, watch free screenings of francophone movies, from Europe, Africa… in the small gallery.

French Worldwide

Enjoy the French Canadian accent in this drama, featuring the extraordinary and ordinary story of a family between 1960 and 1980. Not to be missed! Enjoy a French movie and talk about it afterwards while enjoying a glass of wine and some French cheese.

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Saturday 02 April, from 2.00 to 6.00 pm – Free event Join us for a festive afternoon on the theme of French on the 5 continents where activities will be presented by Alliance Française students. Food and beverages will be available as well. Starting at 5.00 pm, enjoy the sound of francophone bands living in Melbourne and conquer the dance floor!

Fore more information, please visit:


Sonidos de Canarias Tue 8 march, 7.00pm Free entry The Consulate of Spain in Melbourne has partnered with Alliance Française de Melbourne to present an exceptional concert on Tuesday 8 March from 7.00pm. “Sonidos de Canarias” is an ode to the musical diversity of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago located off the north-western coast of Africa.

Over nearly two hours, string quartet San Bowrondon and trio Terekitetap will take you on a journey to the volcanic islands where they were born, deftly fusing tradition and modernity. Free Entry Venue: Alliance Française de Melbourne Bookings:

Mauricio Carrasco Wed 6 April, 7.00pm

Chilean guitarist Mauricio Carrasco's performance will be a mixture of old and new. Firstly, two suites of baroque lute transcribed by J.S. Bach. Secondly, new music composed by Argentinians Luis Naón and Daniel D'Adamo and Spanish composer Victor Cordero,

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who have worked in close collaboration with Mauricio. All these contemporary pieces will be Australian premières. Full $20 / $15 Alliance Française members Venue: Alliance Française de Melbourne Bookings:




THU 14 APRIL, 7PM The intimate surrounds of the Basement Kitchen at the Alliance Française will form the backdrop for a chamber music series presented by the Australian National Academy of Music. Featuring repertoires spanning the history of the string quartet and beyond, the talent and enthusiasm of the musicians of the Academy will

fill this unique setting, bringing to life the beauty and power of the chamber music tradition. Full $23 / $18 anam subscribers & Alliance Française members Venue: Alliance Française de Melbourne Bookings:

No one will tell us Tue 15 & Thu 17 March, 7.30pm Wed 16 March, 9.30pm Since 2005, Rosalind Crisp has been developing d a n s e, an ongoing project of movement research between Australia and France. The d a n s e project deals with the way movement is produced by a dancer. Through the practice of a dynamic set of movement-making tools, the dancer’s attention is focussed on how movements form, by the creation of movement rather than the representation of it. Rosalind Crisp has invited three artists to collaborate on a work that takes them to the edge of their capacities, stripped back, living by their wits, not waiting for the end... She has chosen three artists equally engaged in their own - 19 -

particular artistic enquiries. One is the Swiss rock icon, Hansueli Tischhauser. The second is Melbourne impro legend, Andrew Morrish. The third is Rosalind's long-term lighting collaborator, Marco Wehrspann. Sylvia Staehil Theatre, Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street, North Carlton Full $25. Concession $20 Dancehouse Members $15 With the support of:

AllianceFrançaise de Melbourne


For Current MembersAnd Students For your chance to Win 1 of 3 double passes, be one of the first to email us on Friday 11 March 2011 at 10am with subject line: “Dance Massive”, with your full name, class attended/or membership No at:


Dominique Fillon

On a tour that will take them through Asia and Australia, Dominique Fillon and his Australian musicians will join you on 17 April, at Bennets Lane, Melbourne's temple of jazz. Three years after his first album, Détours, comes a new testimony to Dominique’s rich musical heritage, Americas. Resembling a voyage from north to south across the New World, Americas features diverse musical styles, always leaning to the fusion of influences. Dominique Fillon enjoys combining these rhythms and sounds in his compositions, adding his personality and originality to these genres that inspire him so. On the album, samba meets gospel piano, while cha-cha-cha meets the accents of the West Coast. But what stands out most when listening to Americas is the priority which is given to melody, the starting point for Fillon when he composes. With a true attachment to song, Dominique is

also an arranger, having worked notably on several Sanseverino albums, as well as touring and recording with the likes of Angélique Kidjo, Jimmy Cliff, Dave Weckl and Bernard Lavilliers. Dominique’s soundscapes have an amazing capacity to absorb the beauty and romantic soul of the landscapes he traverses. They are reminiscent of Lyle Mays, one of his influences along with Oscar Peterson. For this new project, recorded in Chicago by Grammy Award-winning Helik Hadar (of Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux, fame), the pianist has chosen to play in a quartet, allowing for those precious solos with another musician. French jazz star Dominique Fillon will be joined by well-known Aus- 20 -

tralian musicians Brett Hirst and Nic Cecire on his tour of Asia and Australia, as well as by accompanying guest musicians joining the trio in each city. For more information visit www.myspace/dominiquefillon Sun 17 April, 9.00pm Bennets Lane, 25 Bennets Lane. Prices: $25 / c. $20 (AF members & Students Booking essential: With the support of:

AllianceFrançaise de Melbourne


The Melbourne


french storm in an australian tea-cup: deconstructing linguistic cultural differences

at the Alliance Française Friday 15 April 2011, 7 - 9 pm

Cover charge payable on the night (includes cheese and wine) – cash only please: $15 Bookings essential: (numbers limited).

AllianceFrançaise de Melbourne

Christine Béal’s research in a French company in Melbourne in the 1990s was the first detailed study to analyse daily interactions between French and Australian English speakers in the workplace, in an attempt to understand why Australians thought the French were “rude” or “arrogant”, and the French perceived Australians as “wishywashy” or “insincere”. The study of French-Australian relations has become an area of lifelong study for Christine Béal and a number of other researchers such as Kerry Mullan, whose aim is to inform others of the different interactional styles of these speakers, and ultimately to get rid of such negative labelling and stereotyping.


Diane de Saint Léger is an applied linguist and a lecturer in French Studies in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne.


Dr Christine Béal is a professeur agrégée in English, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Communication and Head of the département des Sciences du langage at l'université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3. Her recent book examines everyday interaction.

Dr Kerry Mullan is lecturer and coordinator of French Studies at RMIT University. Her recent book Join us for an evening of intercultural examines the distinct styles of exchange as our speakers discuss French and Australian English speakers in the expression of their findings in these areas. opinions.

Annual General Meeting

Monday 30 May 2011 at 8pm, at the Alliance Française You are a current member or a student of the Alliance Française de Melbourne? Then get involved in the Alliance Française de Melbourne's life and come to meet your asso- 21 -

ciation's board members at the 36th Annual General Meeting on Monday 30 May 2011 at 8pm, 51 Grey Street ST KILDA.ˮ Gilbert Ducasse President , Alliance Française de Melbourne

Intensive courses Program Highlights 11-16 April 2011



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SPEAKING WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS - $219/c $197 ADULTS - Mon to Fri Beginner 1 Beginner 2 Beginner 3 French for travellers

2.5 hours a day over 5 days This is the ideal workshop to re-use your basic knowledge of French and be able to communicate in real-life situations through role-playing. For Beginners 4 to Beginners 6 only. 10am-1pm 6pm-9pm 10am-1pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm


Mon to Fri Beginners Speaking Workshop Intermediate conversation Advanced conversation

10am-12.30pm 6pm-8.30pm 10am-12.30pm 6pm-8.30pm 10am-12.30pm 6pm-8.30pm

WORKSHOPS - Mon to Fri Pronunciation workshop for beginners Le français en chansons for beginners Cooking workshop

6pm-8pm 10am-12pm 6pm-8pm Saturday 16 April 2pm-5pm


Mon to Fri

Conversation courses Speaking workshop Units 1&2 Speaking workshop Units 3&4 Conversation for IB

2pm-4pm 2pm-4pm 2pm-4pm

Year 7 to Year 11 Int 1, 1st year of French Int 2, 2nd year of French Int 3, 3rd year of French Int 4, 4th year of French

10am-12.30pm 10am-12.30pm 10am-12.30pm 10am-12.30pm

CHILDREN - Mon to Fri

French is Fun From 6 to 10 years old



2.5 hours a day over 5 days - In this class, you will work on authentic material such as "Bien-Dire" magazine which will stimulate discussions on a variety of different topics.


2.5 hours a day over 5 days - The best workshop to explore French and Francophone societies through different topics such as culture, the arts, literature and politics.


2 hours a day over 5 days - For beginners and intermediate : a great way to practice your French, expand your vocabulary, understanding of the language and discover the culture while listening to some of the most popular French songs.

FRENCH cooking classes - $95

An afternoon of cooking, from 2 to 5 pm, in French Come to Alliance française to cook and then taste a French 3 course meal. Number of spots limited.

High School Students

SPEAKING WORKSHOP FOR VCE AND IB - $180/c $197 2 hours a day over 5 days - This workshop is ideal if you want to improve your conversational skills and feel more comfortable while preparing your exam!


FRENCH IS FUN (6 TO 10 years old) - $160

1.5 hours a day over 5 days - In this workshop, children will practice French whilst having fun! Hands-on and playful activities will be organised throughout the week as youngsters get ready for Santa. Don’t miss out! - 22 -

Beginner 1 Sat 9.00am-1.00pm Sat 1.30pm-5.30pm Sun 1.30pm-5.30pm Weekend exp (beginner 1 & 2) 1.30pm-5.30pm Beginner 2

Term 1 Express session B

Sat Sun

9.00am-1.00pm 1.30pm-5.30pm

Sat Sun

9.00am-1.00pm 1.30pm-5.30pm















Beginner 3

Beginner 4

12 March - 10 April

Beginner 5

SATURDAY EXPREss - $340/(c)$306 - 20h

4 hours / day over 5 weeks. Saturday mornings.

Beginner 6

SUNDAY EXPREss - $340/(c)$306 - 20h

Intermediate 1

4 hours / day over 5 weeks. Sunday afternoons.

WEEKEND EXPRESS - $680/(c)$612 - 40h

Intermediate 2

4 hours / day, 2 days a week over 5 weeks Saturday & Sunday afternoons.

Intermediate 6 Advanced 6

Term 2 27 APRIL - 3 JULY 2011

Children Courses $278/c$250

1.5 hours a week over 10 weeks

Children 1











Children 2 Children 3 Children 4

Enfants francophones (7-10 years old)

High School Students Courses $270/c$243

1.5 hours a week over 10 weeks ADO 1 (for beginners) Thu 4.30pm-6.00pm ADO 2 (2nd year of French) Wed 4.30pm-6.00pm ADO 3 (3rd year of French) Tue 4.30pm-6.00pm ADO 4 (4th year of French) Mon 4.30pm-6.00pm VCE Unit 1&2 Wed 4.30pm-6.00pm VCE Unit 3&4 Thu 4.30pm-6.00pm IB Preparation Thu 4.30pm-6.00pm Adolescents francophones (11-14 years old) Thu 4.30pm-6.00pm

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Standard General Courses - $340/c $306

2 hours a week over 10 weeks

Express Saturday/Sunday - $340/c $306

Term 2 27 APRIL - 3 JULY 2011

Adults Courses Beginner 1

Mon 6.05pm-8.00pm Tue 10.00am-12.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm Wed 10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm Thu 6.05pm-8.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm Sat 2.30pm-4.30pm Week day exp (beg 1&2) Tue&Thu 6pm-8pm Saturday exp (A/B) 9.00am-1.00pm 1.30pm-5.30pm Sunday express (sess A/B) 1.30pm-5.30pm Week end express (beg 1&2) sat&sun 1.30pm-5.30pm(A)

beginner 2

Mon 6.05pm-8.00pm Tue 10.00am-12.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm Wed 10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm Thu 6.05pm-8.00pm Sat 2.30pm-4.30pm Week day express (beg2&3) Tue&Thu 6.05pm-8.00pm Saturday express (sess A/B) 9.00am-1.00pm Sunday express (sess A/B) 1.30pm-5.30pm Week end express (beg2&3) sat&sun 1.30pm-5.30pm

Beginner 3 Tues Wed Thu Sat Sun exp

10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (A/B) 2.30pm-4.30pm 1.30pm-5.30pm (A/B)

Please note: Monday classes will all count 15 additionnal minuts.

4 hours a week over 5 weeks


Week day express - $680/c $612 bird d

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Beginner 4 Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun exp

6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (A/B) 2.30pm-4.30pm 1.30pm-5.30pm (A/B)

Mon Tue Thu Sat Sun exp

6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (A/B) 2.30pm-4.30pm 1.30pm-5.30pm (B)

Mon Tue Wed Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (A/B)

Wed Thu Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (A/B)

Wed Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (A/B) 2.30pm-4.30pm

Tue Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (A)

Tue Wed Thu Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 9.00Am-1.00pm (B)

Thu Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 2.30pm-4.30pm




9.00am-1.00pm (A)

Beginner 5

Beginner 6

Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Intermediate 3 Intermediate 4 Intermediate 5 Intermediate 6 advanced 1

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4 hours a week over 10 weeks



Week end express - $680/c $612

8 hours a week over 5 weeks

advanced 2 Mon Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (B)






10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm

advanced 4 advanced 5 advanced 6

Special $350/$315 Courses 2 hours a week over 10 weeks Conversation & Grammar Mon Thu Sat

10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-11.00am

Thu Sat

10.00am-12.00pm 11.00am-1.00pm



Thu Sat

6.05pm-8.00pm 2.30pm-4.30pm



Current Affairs

Art , History & Culture French for Travellers Reading and writing workshop Soirée du mardi $18/ c$15 Tue All levels


Atelier cinéma $30

11 May / 22 June Advanced level 6.00pm-8.30pm

Ptit Dej $18/ c$15

Thu 10.00am-11.30am Intermediate level


Enrolment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early enrolment is recommended to avoid disappointment. Enrolment is not confirmed unless payment is made in full before the first lesson of the session.

Placement Test

Students with prior knowledge of French are requested to complete a placement test. Please visit our website to complete the test.


Class Size and Viability

Minimum class size is 6. For classes with less than 6, the course fee remains the same, but the duration of the course is reduced. The smaller class size provides more personal attention and therefore students will progress through the course material at a faster rate. 40-hour courses reduced to 30 hours 20-hour courses reduced to 15 hours 15-hour courses reduced to 12 hours

12-hour courses reduced to 9 hours 10-hour courses reduced to 7.5 hours 7.5-hour courses reduced to 6 hours

Registration and Payment ONLINE

Visit our website and enrol online with our Secure Online Booking Form.


Call us on 9525 3463 and enrol over the phone with VISA or MASTERCARD.


Pop in to our office in St Kilda and register at our front desk.


Send in the detachable registration form with credit card details or cheque (payable to the ‘Alliance Française Melbourne’)

Class Cancellations

The Alliance Française reserves the right to cancel or reorganise classes. If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolments, students may request a transfer to another class, a credit note or a full refund of fees paid. Please note that course fees cannot be transferred to private lessons.


Transfers into another level will only be considered in the first week of commencement of the course after discussion with the course co-ordinator.


Any student who has paid for a course and who withdraws at least 5 working days prior to the commencement of that course will be entitled to a refund less a 20% processing fee. Application for a refund must be addressed in writing to the Director. The Alliance Française cannot be held responsible for students’ changes in work commitments or personal circumstances. Please note that fees cannot be refunded or transferred if a student cancels his/her enrolment less than 5 working days prior to the commencement of that course or once the term has started.

Public holidays

Classes will not be held on Victorian public holidays but will be rescheduled to a suitable time within the session. Please note that refunds will not be possible for students who cannot attend replacement sessions.

Concession Price

Please be advised that a 10% DISCOUNT on Course fees applies to the following only: - Health Care Card Holders* (aged pension, unemployed, disability, sole parent), - Full time tertiary student*, - French teachers*, - the second (and subsequent) member within a family unit enrolled in the same term, - Alliance française’s members, (*) enclose or present documentation for these concessions. Please note that only one discount applies per person.

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VCE Year 11 & 12 IMMERSION CAMP 18-20 March 2011

Package all inclusive/student: $360

Get ready for your exams: the earlier, the better! The VCE Year 11 & 12 immersion camp will take place at Portsea campgrounds. The whole weekend is dedicated to the preparation of the VCE exams, through various activities focusing on reading, writing, listening and speaking. For more information, please contact:

diplomas DELF-DALF

March 2011 Session


TEF and TEFaQ are language placement tests for nonnative speakers of French recognised by CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and MICC (Immigration and Cultural Communities Ministry, Québec. Provincial Government). April 2011 Session

Mon 18 to Thu 21 Apr 2011 Registration closing date: Fri 8 Apr 2011, 5pm

DELF PRIM - 2&3 MAY 2011 $70 DELF Prim DELF Prim is intended for children who are beginners in French as a Foreign Language and who are either undertaking studies corresponding to the French elementary level or are the right age to undertake such studies under the regulations applicable in their country. Unit A1.1 A1

Date 2 May 3 May

Register before friday 22 April 2011, 5pm

For more information please contact:

The Alliance Française de Melbourne is accredited to conduct the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française). Both diplomas are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. WRITTEN TESTS: Unit A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2

Date 15 March 15 March 16 March 17 March 22 March 22 March

prices $90 $100 $120

Register before 4 March 2011, 5pm.

ORAL TESTS: 15 to 25 March 2011


30 MAY-2 JUNE 2011 - $70 DELF Junior is a specially adapted version of the DELF diplomas for teenagers. It is also open to all young French citizens who reside in any non-francophone country and who are schooled in local institutions. Unit A1 A2 B1 B2

Date 30 May 31 May 1st June 2nd June - 26 -

Register before friday 20 may 2011, 5pm

Book Club

16 mar / 6 apr / 27 apr Je vous invite à découvrir des auteurs et des livres autour d’une thématique. A chaque rencontre nous échangerons et partagerons nos points de vue, nos réactions ou nos sentiments sur nos aventures littéraires. Notre thème sera « Les prix litteraires ». L’inscription est réservée aux membres de l’Alliance française, email: (Attention seuls les 10 premiers inscrits seront retenus). A très bientôt ! Fabienne Roussel, Responsable de la bibliothèque.

Winery Discovery

Sun 1st May 2011

Join us for an exquisite Sunday out at Sutton Grange Winery. For more information, contact:

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Dip. E.P.P. (Paris) Psych Clin. MAPS

Enfants, adolescents, adultes. Consultation et thérapie en français ou anglais.

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Counselling & Psychotherapy Nicole Renaud English, French and German

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Alliance Magazine - Mar-Apr 2011  

The magazine of the Alliance Française de Melbourne