Calendar of Events | Alliance Française Dubai | May 2016

Laurent de Wilde Trio at last in Dubai, a state of emergency for mother earth climate in a photo exhibition and francophone cinéma 'old and new' - all events are listed below.

High res images Laurent de Wilde for download here -
High res images 'Climate' photo exhibition for download here -
Ciné Day La nouveauté images here -

17 and 31 May - Ciné Day Vintage et La nouveauté

Twice a month with Ciné Day, 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.

  • Ciné Day Vintage : 17 May 2016

"Pierrot le fou" – Jean-Luc Godard -1965 - 150 minutes

Ferdinand Griffon escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne Renoir, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Jean-Luc Godard's tenth feature film.

Starring : Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo

Trailer :

Date & Time: Tuesday 17 May 2016- 8pm.

Where: Alliance Française Dubai auditorium. Oud Metha.

Free Entry.

All movies are with English subtitles.

  • Ciné Day La nouveauté : 31 May 2016

"Mon âme par toi guérie" ('One of a Kind') François Dupeyron - 2013 - 204min

'One of a Kind' is a 2013 French drama film directed by François Dupeyron. In January 2014, Grégory Gadebois received a nomination for Best Actor at the 39th César Awards.

Frédi has the gift of healing hands, transmitted to him by his mother. He wants nothing to do with this 'gift' but when his mother dies, he must make use of it. Although he wonders where this ability comes from, he can do nothing but accepts it.

Starring: Grégory Gadebois, Céline Sallette, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Trailer :

Date & Time: Tuesday 31 May 2016 - 8pm.

Where: Alliance Française Dubai auditorium. Oud Metha.

Free Entry.

All movies are with English subtitles.

12 May - 'CLIMATE - State of Emergency!' - Photo Exhibition at Plantation, Sofitel JBR

Alliance Française Dubai presents 'CLIMATE - State of Emergency!' photography exhibition. The project was initiated by the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris. The Earth’s climate is dynamic and always changing through a natural cycle. The exhibition portrays how various factors, including human activity affect climate change and people’s lives highlighting that immediate intervention is required. The exhibition illustrates strong, dramatic human and environmental images. 105 Alliance Française in 43 countries took part in the competition. The winner is Yusuf Ahmed from Bangladesh. His works show the dramatic rise of sea level and the threat it is to more than 10 millions people in Bangladesh.

Date and Time - from May 12 to June 5

Where - Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Free entry. Open 24 hours.

27 May - Laurent de Wilde Trio

Laurent de Wilde Trio play Kasbar, One and Only Royal Mirage on May 27 as part of a GCC tour. Initially scheduled in November 2015, the tour had to be cancelled due to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. Alliance Française is thrilled to welcome the US born French jazz musician in Dubai.

Laurent de Wilde is a pianist with many facets. His latest album "Fly, Superfly" (2014) is a mix between the sound of the acoustic piano and computer technology. Yet it is accompanied by his departure trio, with which he won a Victoire de la Musique (French music award), that Laurent de Wilde will perform in Dubai. Since "Fly Superfly", concerts come one after another and the pianist shows that besides being a talented composer he is also a showman who delights audiences.

Date and Time - May 27 - 8pm

Where - Kasbar, One and Only Royal Mirage

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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