Alliance Française Dubai - Calendar of Events - February 2016

Ciné Day Vintage et La nouveauté

Ciné Day is a new concept by Alliance Française Dubai this year. Twice a month, Alliance Française Dubai invite you to this new rendezvous to broaden your French cinematographic culture.

The first movie of the month, 'Ciné Day Vintage', is a Classic, ranging from François Truffaut to Louis De Funes. Time to discover French vintage movies that can be surprisingly funny and insolent. The second film of the month, “La nouveauté” (New This Month) is a recent released movie. Get ready to laugh and/or cry with today’s famous French actors.

In February and March on the occasion of the Women’s Forum in Dubai, Ciné Day will focus on women in French cinema.

  • Ciné Day Vintage : Tuesday 9 February 2016

Le Mépris (‘Contempt’) – Jean-Luc Godard -1963 - 1h50

American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) hires respected Austrian director Fritz Lang (playing himself) to direct a film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey. Dissatisfied with Lang's treatment of the material as an art film, Prokosch hires Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli), a novelist and playwright, to rework the script. The conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity parallels Paul's sudden estrangement from his wife Camille Javal (Brigitte Bardot), who becomes aloof with Paul after being left alone with Prokosch, a millionaire playboy.

Starring : Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Fritz Lang

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  • Ciné Day La nouveauté : Tuesday 23 February 2016

Fidélio, l’Odyssée d’Alice ‘Fidelio, Alice’s Journey’ - Lucie Borleteau - 2014 - 1h37

Thirty-year-old Alice is a sailor. She leaves Félix, her man, on terra firma, and embarks as a mechanic on an old cargo ship, Fidelio. Once on board, she discovers that she is replacing a man who has just died and that Gaël, the first great love of her life, is the ship's captain. In her cabin, Alice finds a notebook that belonged to her predecessor. What she reads therein - mechanical problems, sexual conquests and melancholy love - curiously reflects her own journey. The only woman amongst a male crew, lulled by her love affairs that start to reel and the camaraderie in ports of call, Alice exposes herself to the joy of living everything at once and trying to stay on course.

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Date & Time: Tuesday 23 February 2016 - 8pm.

Where: Alliance Française Dubai auditorium. Oud Metha.

Free Entry.

All movies are with English subtitles.

12 February 2016 - Charles Aznavour in concert at Dubai World Trade Centre

Alliance Française Dubai is the proud partner of Dubai Classics 2016 Charles Aznavour concert.

With “She , La Boheme, les deux guitares, For me Formidable, Emmenez moi, Une Vie d'Amour (Russian song)….” Mr. Charles Aznavour, France's most famous crooner, artist of the century (elected by CNN worldwide) will take the stage for the first time in the UAE. He will be performing Live on stage for an unforgettable night. Charles Aznavour, born 22 May, 1924, is a French Armenian singer, songwriter and actor. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice. The multi award singer has written more than 1,200 songs, sung in 8 languages, sold more than 180 million records.

Date &Time -  Friday, 12 February, 2016 7pm
Location - Sheikh Rashid Hall – Dubai World Trade Centre
Ticket price - Ticket prices starting AED 295 - Tickets sold at: 

18 January - 18 February 2016 - My French Film Festival is an innovative concept aiming to throw the spotlight on new generation French filmmakers, allowing web users across the globe to share their enthusiasm for French cinema. Now in its sixth year, the festival returns in 2016 with new films to offer, new partner platforms, and festival launches held in movie theaters in a number of countries. From January 18 through February 18, 2016, film lovers around the world will be able to access films from the 6th edition of the Online French Film Festival. Ten French feature films and ten French shorts will be included in the competition section. Web users will be invited to rate all of these films and to post their comments on the website. The selection includes two Belgian films in competition, with a French cinema classic and two French-language Canadian films presented out-of-competition.

Films can be accessed via the platform in all countries. The festival is also available via around forty partner platforms in different countries, including iTunes in 90 countries.

Date - From January 18 to February 18, 2016

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Alliance Francaise Dubai

Street 18

P.O. Box 4605
Bur Dubai – Oud Metha
Dubai – UAE

Tel: 04 335 87 12
Fax: 04 335 87 04

Opening hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:30am to 6pm

About Alliance Française Dubai 

Alliance Française Dubai is a non-profit organization that keeps aiming “To be the French Institute and the French Cultural hub of choice in Dubai for learning the French language, and for the promotion of French & Francophone cultures in a thriving environment.”


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