Alliance Française Dubai | Calendar of Events | December 2015

7 Dec - Photo Exhibition "Flying Away"

For the second time this year, Alliance Francaise Dubai and Antidote, are pleased to present “Flying away” a Photography exhibition by French artitsts Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux and Severine Blanchet, at Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, from December 7st to 31th 2015.

The works selected for this show explore the poetic approach of traveling in an old-style manner, without a defined plan and with a sens of discovery and respect for new found places. With this approach to travel, consciously or not there is a real break with usual life, where everything is fast, carefully planned and bombarded with expectations. These travels take us to think how life is led, what we stand for and where to go next. Both artists take a traditional approach too to capture those sights, sometimes using vintage Leica camera.

Date & Time: from December 7th to 31st
Where: Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha
Free Entry

8 Dec - Dubai Ladies Bazaar

For the 9th edition of the Dubaï Ladies Bazaar come and discover a true French market experience in Dubaï !
40 artisans are selling their creations: gifts for family and friends, fashion, design and much more.

Kyra Dupont and Céline Maslard - 'My Fantastic Life in Dubai, The Oh-so True Story of Jumeirah Jane (The Ultimate Expat)' - will be at the Dubai LadIes Bazaar for book signing.

Date & Time: Tuesday December 8, 8pm
Where: Auditorium, Alliance Française Oud Metha
Free Entry

9 Dec - Rendez-Vous Cinema – 'Once in a Lifetime' ("Les Héritiers") - A French movie by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, 2014

Based on a true story.
At the Lycée Léon Blum in Créteil, on the outskirts of Paris, a teacher decides to make her weakest 10th grade class sit a national history exam.
The students will be transformed by this experience.

Date & Time: Wednesday December 9, 8:00 pm
Where: Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha
Free Entry | with English subtitles.

From 9 to 16 Dec - Photo Exhibition of with Dubaï International Festival Film & Studio Harcourt - "Portraits of Legends"

Back for its 12th year, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will take place from December 9 - 16, 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah, the home of DIFF. The festival will see thousands of cinema-goers, actors, directors, producers, writers and industry experts descend on Dubai to enjoy the world's best films in one of the world's premiere locations.
Alliance Française is proud to announce that French glamorous movie stars will be at this festival through a series of black & white classical portraits by the famous Parisian 'Studio Harcourt'. 

Date & Time: From December 9 to December 16
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah - DIFF Gallery

20 December - Cinema Festival - "Le jour le plus court" ('The Shortest Day')

Le Jour le plus Court is a French national and international event. This festival is an opportunity to discover an art that is sometimes poorly known : short movies. For Eric Judor, godfather of the 2015 edition "each short film is a cinematic experience". Even more than longer versions, short films are intense and they hold the viewer's breath.
A session will be specifically devoted to kids. Showtimes will take place at the new outdoor space of Alserkal Avenue : the Yard.

Date & Time: Sunday December 20, 6:00pm
Where : Alserkal Avenue, The Yard (Outdoor)
Free entry 

Children Sessions

·         Le Prince des Joyaux, Michel Ocelot, 11 min

·         L'oeil du Loup, inspired by French writer Daniel Pennac 26 min

·         Le Cancre, inspired by French poet Prévert 3 min

·         Le dromadaire mécontent, inspired by French poet Prévert 3 min

·         Dip'n dance  6 min

·         Zéro de conduite, Jean Vigo restaured version  44 min

=  90 minutes of short movies for children


'Grown-ups' Session

·         La Fugue; Ours d'Or du meilleur court-métrage avec Adel Bencherif (dossier FLE disponible) 23 min

·         Avant que de tout perdre; Grand Prix du Festival International de Courts Métrages de Clermont-Ferrand avec Léa Drucker (dossier FLE disponible) 30 min

·         Madagascar, carnets de voyage de Bastien Dubois (dossier FLE disponible) 12 min

= 65 minutes of short movies for the 'grown-ups'!

Alliance Française 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.”

Alliance Française Dubai is extremely active on the cultural scene of the UAE. They promote visual and performing arts not only for French and Francophone artists but as well for other artists of various nationalities.


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