Ciné Day, Opera de Paris, Photos of Orient, 'Voices & Passion' - Alliance Française Dubai in January 2016

5 January and 19 January 2016 - Ciné Day Vintage and Ciné Day 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', will be a Classic, ranging from François Truffaut to Louis De Funes. Come and discover French vintage movies that can be surprisingly funny and insolent. The second film of the month, “La Nouveauté” (New This Month) will be a  recently released movie. Get ready to laugh and/or cry with today’s famous French actors.

  • Ciné Day Vintage : 5 January 2016

'Jules et Jim', 1961, François Truffaut, 90 min

In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the story of three people in love, a love which does not affect their friendship.

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 1962)

"Along with Godard's Breathless, François Truffaut's Jules et Jim is probably the essential French New Wave film -- and it's possibly even more essential." Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

  • Ciné Day La Nouveauté : 19 January 2016

'9 months stretch', 2013, Albert Dupontel, 82 min

Ariane Felder is pregnant! The situation is even more suprising because Ariane is a young judge and confirmed single woman with very strict morals. But what is even more surprising is that, based on the paternity tests, the baby's father is none other than Bob, a criminal who has been tried for an horrific assault. Ariane, who can't remember a thing, tries to understand what on earth could have happened and what lies ahead for her...

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards(France, 2014)

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Date & Time: 19 January 2016 -  8pm.

Where: Alliance Française Dubai auditorium. Oud Metha.

Free Entry.

All movies are with English subtitles.

7 and 8 January 2016 - Ballet Grand Gala performed by soloists from Paris Opera, featuring Dorothee Gilbert, Etoile Dancer.

Sponsored by Alliance Française Dubai and organised by Dubai Dance Academy, the third annual Ballet Grand Gala offers a unique way to experience magic of ballet by bringing star dancers from one of the greatest ballet companies in the world, Paris Opera National Ballet, to perform exclusive selection of classical and contemporary works. The Gala will feature Dorothee Gilbert, one of the most acclaimed dancers of the Opera. She will dance the high-skilled Pas de Deux from Giselle and present a piece of the choreographer, Benjamin Millepied (Ballet Director of Paris Opera) 'Amoveo' for the first time in the UAE on the stage of Madinat Theater, Dubai. Along with Dorothee, this Ballet Grand Gala will feature soloist artists of Paris Opera, representing the new generation of talented dancers. The Ballet Grand Gala will charm the audience with exclusive performances and original costumes from Paris Opera. For a sneak peek, the program will include a mix of classical and modern ballets like 'Le Corsaire, 'Mi Favorita', 'In the Middle Somewhat Elevated' and much more.

Date & Time: 7 and 8 January 2016 - 8pm on both days, 2pm on Friday (the 8th).

Where: Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Tickets from AED250 to AED495

Reservation- The Madinat Theatre Box Office -

14 January 2016 - World Classical Music Series '2 Voices, 1 Passion - Grand Operas, Great Voices'

In partnership with Alliance Française Dubai,M Premiere in collaboration with the Dubai Concert Committee brings you a mesmerizing operatic performance at the World Classical Music Series. World-renowned French opera singers Delphine Haidan (mezzo) et Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano) who are regular performers at the world’s great opera houses will perform some of the greatest masterpieces by Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Delibes and Offenbach. Piano virtuoso Thomas Palmer will accompany them on the piano.

Date & Time: 14 January 2016 - Doors open 7pm, music starts 8pm.

Where: The One and Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh rd, Dubai

Pricing: Gold Seating: AED 250 / Platinum Seating: AED 350 / VIP Seating: AED 550


Hotline: +97150 870 2674

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20 January 2016 - ‘Mirror of The Orient’ Photo Exhibition Roland et Sabrina Michaud

Alliance Française Dubai is proud to bring its support to The Empty Quarter Gallery for their new photo exhibition 'Mirror of the Orient' by French artists Roland and Sabrina Michaud. A collection of Roland & Sabrina’s most famous works from their book “The Orient in a Mirror” are being displayed at the gallery in DIFC from January 20 to March 16.

The idea behind the East in a mirror is to reflect the beauty of Islamic culture and to prompt reflection on it. The result was intended to be a conversation between art and life, past and present. Roland and Sabrina have a deep interest in miniatures and old illustrations for different cultures. While travelling the Orient, they wanted to re-discover this authenticity and genuiness of this particular culture.

This exhibition is a reflection of Beauty and the Islamic civilization. These images reflect a spiritual message, and together, they talk and we question their resemblance. Probably 700 years separate a picture from its illustration, but the essence of culture remains.

Roland Michaud, French born, met Moroccan born Sabrina in the late 1950’s. They began their life together traveling through the mystic lands of the Orient discovering and documenting its wonders. Their images are poems written with light and shadow, colour and texture, transcending space and time. Roland was born in France in 1930; Sabrina in the city of Rabat, Morocco in 1938. In 1960, the couple went on a photographic journey in a Citroen car to Ethiopia and North Africa where they got their first images later published in the French press.

Date & Time: 20 January 2016 - pm. Exhibition on until 12 March 2016.

Opening 20th January 2016 from 7pm – 9pm

Where: The Empty Quarter Gallery, DIFC.

Free Entry

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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