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AGENDA CULTUREL

février & mars 2020 CULTURAL EVENTS

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Image: Schuiten-Peeters/Ed Casterman

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foreword

This pocket-size booklet is where you will find the list of cultural events taking place at the Institut français d’Ecosse during the months of February and March 2020. These are curated by our cultural team and médiathèque staff.

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if cinema

The cinema programme at the Institut français d’Ecosse screens a new film every Wednesday at 2:00pm and 6:45pm. This February we will be screening a hand-picked documentary every Tuesday at 6:45 pm. These #ifcinema film screenings are FREE and for our MEMBERS ONLY.

DOCUMENTAIRE

J’veux du soleil DATE

Tuesday 4 February, 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

The documentary retraces the journey of two film directors across the country describing their encounter with Gilets jaunes protesters in December 2018. (dir. Gilles Perret, François Ruffin | 2019 | 75 min )

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Marche ou crève DATE

Wednesday 5 February, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

This first feature film by Margaux Bonhomme deals with the themes of family, unconditional love and disability through young Elisa’s sacrifice to help her father take care of her sister in the remote mountain village, where they live. (dir. Margaux Bonhomme | 2018 | 85 min )

DOCUMENTAIRE

Concours

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DATE

Tuesday 11 February, 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Cinema school candidates arrive at their selection day to integrate one of the best schools. From the applicants’ arrival to the final jury decisions, the documentary displays the confrontation between two generations and the meticulous selection processes symptomatic of an increasingly competitive society. (dir. Claire Simon | 2016 | 119 min )


Rémi sans famille DATE

Wednesday 12 February, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

The exciting journey of the young orphan Rémi to become an acrobat through a trip across France alongside Vitalis a mysterious old musician, their loyal dog Capi and their small monkey Joli-Coeur. Will Rémi get to find out more about his background? (dir. Antoine Blossier | 2018 | 108 min )

DOCUMENTAIRE

Quelle folie DATE

Tuesday 18 February 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Taking Aurélien’s real life challenges as a case study, the documentary explores the subject of autism. (dir. Diego Governatori | 2018 | 87 min ) 6


Confins du monde DATE

Wednesday 19 February, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

There is nothing more Robert desires than to revenge the bloody massacre responsible of his brother’s death during the Indochina-war in 1945. Except maybe, he desires young Maï more... In the process, the power of love will be tested. (dir. Guillaume Nicloux | 2018 | 103 min )

DOCUMENTAIRE

De chaque instant

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DATE

Tuesday 25 February, 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Every year thousand of people, young women and men, get into nursing school. Watch the best and hardest moments of their training that will confront them to human fragility and suffering. (dir. Nicolas Philibert | 2018 | 105 min )


De toutes mes forces DATE

Wednesday 26 February, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Nassim is a 16-year-old placed with a suburban family having lost his mother. Yet, he refuses that his social surroundings define him. His family and his school life must be kept separate at all costs. (dir. Chad Chenouga | 2017 | 98 min )

CINÉMA EN FAMILLE

Aïlo, une odyssée en Laponie DATE

Friday 28 February, 2 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Vulnerable newborn reindeer Aïlo must overcome the challenges that stand on the way of his survival in the stunning Lapland. (dir. Guillaume Maidatchevsky | 2018 | 86 min ) 8


Exfiltrés DATE

Wednesday 4 March, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists in Paris decide to help Sylvain get his wife Faustine and their 5-year-old son back from Raqqa. The true story of two worlds and that of a generation. (dir. Emmanuel Hamon | 2018 | 103 min )

C’est ça l’amour

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DATE

Wednesday 11 March, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

According to the novelist Chinghiz Aitmatov, love means labour. Similarly, since his wife left them, Mario has been a single father taking care of his two girls. A contemporary tale on unconditional love... (dir. Claire Burger | 2018 | 98 min )


Guy DATE

Wednesday 18 March 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

What if you suddenly found out that you were the illegitimate son of a 20th-century French celebrity? Gauthier decides to follow his father Guy Jamet everywhere, pretexting a film project. Spooky, right? (dir. Alex Lutz | 2017 | 101 min )

Blanche comme neige DATE

Wednesday 25 March, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

A modern French adaptation of the 19th-century German fairy tale Snow White, starring Isabelle Huppert. (dir. Anne Fontaine | 2018 | 95 min ) 10


CINÉMA EN FAMILLE

L’Île de Black Mór DATE

Friday 27 March, 2 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

A 15-year-old hard labourer, together with his crew, sets out to sea in search of the famous pirate Black Mor’s treasure. (dir. Jean-François Laguionie | 2004 | 85 min )

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special films

The present section presents the screenings that the Institut français is either offering/supporting in addition to its regular member’s exclusive cinema programme. Special films happen in partnership with several cultural institutions at specific occasions and are open to all.

CELEBRATING SCIAMMA

Portrait of a Lady on Fire DATE

Showing from 28 February onwards

LOCATION

Filmhouse

Set in France in the late 18th century, the film tells the story of a forbidden story between an aristocrat and a painter commissioned to paint her portrait. (dir. Céline Sciamma | 2019 | 121 min )

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CINEMA ALLEMAND

The People vs Fritz Bauer DATE

3 March, 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

In partnership with Goethe Institut, we are offering a German film screening to promote Franco-German cultural collaboration. Put a placeholder on your calendar, the title of the chosen film will be available shortly on our website.

CELEBRATING SCIAMMA

Girlhood

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DATE

5 & 10 March, 2 pm & 6.45 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

The story of 16-year’s-old Marieme, who lives in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris through a lens of race, gender and class. (dir. Céline Sciamma | 2014 | 113 min) Tickets prices: £5 & £3 (concession).


FRANCOPHONIE

Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes DATE

Thursday 19 March, 5 pm

LOCATION Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Special screening from Québec for the Francophonie Festival celebrating cultural exchange amongst the French-speaking countries: Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny journeys back through 750 years of history in one single spot. (dir. François Girard | 2018 | 1h 40min )

CELEBRATING SCIAMMA

Waterlilies DATE

Saturday 21 March & Sunday 22 March

LOCATION

Filmhouse

Water Lilies tells the story of an adolescent love triangle among teenage girls at the local pool during summer break. A special discounted rate for our members to attend Water Lilies at Filmhouse. (dir. Céline Sciamma | 2007 | 85 min ) 14


book events

Our events around books and comics are a very speacial feature of our extensive library. At the Institut français, we are happy to host conferences prestigous authors and theoreticians each month. These events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Panthéra Tigris DATE

Saturday 1 February 10.30 am

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Illustrated by Hélène Rajcak, Panthera Tigris is, in fact, the story of different types of knowledge. A specialist on an expedition to deepen his knowledge on tigers crosses the jungle with a local guide. When their journey turns up unexpectedly, our protagonist will have to evaluate the usefulness of theoretical vs. practical knowledge. Vineet Lal will be giving us a talk about his translation of the children’s book «Panthéra Tigris» by Sylvain Alzial. During his talk, Vineet will be sharing with a young audience anecdotes from his translation journey.

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COMICS

Image: Schuiten-Peeters/Ed Casterman

The obscure cities «Between Utopia and Dystopia» DATE

Monday 3 February, 5.30 pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Currently Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art at Lancaster University, the novelist, graphic novelist, intellectual biographer, cultural historian and screen-writer Benoît Peeters will be giving a talk on his famous comics with François Schuiten «Les Cités Obscures» at the Institut français d’Ecosse. The Obscure Cities inspire dreams about the infinite shapes cities could take now and later. The event is co-organised by the Institut français d’Ecosse, Wallonie Bruxelles, University of Edinburgh (UoE) School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures as part of DELC Seminar series and follows a masterclass entitled «An icon in the making : Tintin», on the same day at the UoE Project Room, 50 George Sq at 16 10 am.


«La femme qui ne vieillissait pas» DATE

Thursday 27 February, 6pm

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Imagine a woman, who never ages. Sounds fantastic at first, right? But it is a little bit less fun as all your beloved ones get older around you. Vineet Lal will be giving a talk on his translation work on Grégoire Delacourt’s «La femme qui ne vieillissait pas».

Drama Talk & Workshop

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DATE

Thursday, 12 March 6pm & Friday 13 March 10 am

LOCATION

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

Dr Phil Dana Rufolo will be with us for a writing and criticism workshop. This workshop is geared towards college undergraduates and first-year graduate students majoring in theatre and the performance arts, journalism, or critical writing studies. It can also be attractive for members of the general public who have an interest in and/or training in theatre and the performance arts.


concerts

Keep up with our diverse music programme with an emphasis on classical music with Edinburgh Quartet concert series and the second edition of the festival: Harpsichord en fête.

Edinburgh Quartet DATE

LOCATION

Thursday 6 February, 5:30 pm pre-drinks 6 pm concert Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard, IFE

The Institut français is delighted to host concerts by the Edinburgh Quartet all throughout 2020! One of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles regularly appearing at prestigious venues across the UK and toured extensively across the world. The first concert of the year on the 6th of February 2020. Tickets are for £12 and £10 concession price. Below 16 years old go FREE.

20-27 March 2020

join us!

for the 2nd edition of the festival

ifecosse.co.uk/events 0131 285 6030 InstitutFrancaisEcosse ifecosse

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visual arts

exhibition: Alive! DATE

Thursday 30 January Sunday 9 February

LOCATION

Salle Boulez, IFE

Curated by a group of MA/MFA Illustration students as part of our Night of Ideas 2020 programme, Alive! displays their own take on ‘alive’, using a large variety of illustrative methods; from traditional printing processes such as lithography to digitally draw.

#ifrecommends: exhibition: Homme Libre

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DATE

Tuesday 11 February Saturday 30 May

LOCATION

Le Roi Fou Restaurant

Inspired by Baudelaire’s famous quote «Free man, always you will cherish the sea!», Carla Borel’s series of male portraits draw on themes of identity, community and intimacy, exploring ideas of masculinity from a female perspective. Curated by creative director Isolde Nash at the award-winning fine dining «restaurant des artistes» Le Roi Fou. Vernissage on Feb 10, at 6 - 8 pm.


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Agenda Culturel Février-Mars 2020  

This booklet is where you will find the list of cultural events taking place at the Institut français d’Ecosse during the months of Februar...

Agenda Culturel Février-Mars 2020  

This booklet is where you will find the list of cultural events taking place at the Institut français d’Ecosse during the months of Februar...

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