Newsletter n°414 / Cinema, concerts, Brexit and tons of prizes to be won

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"The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. It was the biggest vote for change this country has ever known. Brexit means Brexit - and we're going to make a success of it."
Theresa May at the Conservative Party conference on 2 October 2016

BFI London Film Festival

Frantz: Ozon and Niney at their best

François Ozon's latest feature, Frantz, is a stylistically rich, emotionally restrained historical endeavour. It is led by strong performances from Pierre Niney and Paula Beer. This Franco-German co-production, selected for the 2016 BFI London Film Festival's Official Competition, takes place in the immediate aftermath of World War I. With ink on the Treaty of Versailles yet to dry and resentments on each side of the border at fever pitch, a young German woman, Anna (Beer), mourns her fiancé killed in action at the front. Giving his name to Ozon's film though not present in the present, Frantz looms large over all proceedings.


Les Innocents

Under the Bridge - 11 November

After a 13 year break, award winning and multi-million selling French duo, JP. Nataf and Jean-Chri Urbain, have reunited and released their fifth studio album, Mandarine. Les Innocents made French rock/pop history in the 1990s with hits like "L’autre Finistère", "Un Homme Extraordinaire", "Colore" and "Fous à lier". Don’t miss Les Innocents make their UK debut!

Free prize draw: win 2 pairs of tickets for Les Innocents on 11 November

Free prize draws

Win tons of prizes on 
- Two pairs of tickets for Les Innocents at Under the Bridge on 11 November
- One pair of tickets for 'Des Fraises en Janvier' as part of the Voila! Festival on 5 November at 7.30pm
- One pair of tickets for Kalinka (Au nom de ma fille) at Ciné Lumière on 18 October at 8.40pm
- One pair of tickets for The Innocents (Les Innocentes) at Ciné Lumière on 11 November at 6.30pm
- One pair of tickets for La Femme at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 17 November

Kids corner

South Ken Kids Festival

Institut Français - 14 to 20 November

"Please, please, one more story!" This is what all children beg for at bed time. And some little princes go as far as saying: "Please draw a sheep for me." And if all their wishes could be fulfilled during the South Ken Kids Festival? The Festival is back for its 19th edition from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November, with workshops, talks, live drawing, storytelling, films, music, theatre and book signings, in the presence of 24 newly published and freshly translated writers and illustrators from France, the UK, and beyond.


Brexit: what now? Consequences for the French living in the UK

Manchester - 14 October

Come and talk about your concerns, regarding the consequences of Brexit. 


Voilà! The Frenglish theatre festival

The Cockpit - 2 to 13 November

Voilà! is a unique annual rendezvous where francophone and anglophone cultures meet, through performance. For the fourth year running, Voilà! proposes an eclectic programme showcasing theatre in French, in English, or both, that is sure to provoke your interest!


Rugby & Football inter-school tournament with Serge Betsen Rugby

Hyde Park - 10 December

Get ready for the second edition of the rugby and football inter-school tournament and be part of the Serge Betsen Rugby’s school history!





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