Calendar of Events | Alliance Française Dubai | Dec 2014

'Rendez-vous Cinema' at Alliance Francaise Dubai
French movie with English subtitles - '2 Automnes, 3 hivers' (2 Autumns and 3 Winters) from Sébastien Betbeder with Vincent Macaigne and Maus Wyler

Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.

Date & time: 8:30 pm
Where: Seville's Terrace at Wafi
Free Entry | with English subtitles

Painting exhibition - Maruška Lebrun 'Past and Modern Times'
An exhibition depicting the UAE, its people and its traditions, through the last few decades. The Arabian Heritage theme has been studied in great depth over the many years by the artist.

Maruška Lebrun, originally from the Netherlands, moved to Dubai in 1979, but it was only in the early1990's that she started painting again. Her love for art goes back to her college days. At that time her art teacher asked her to create her own cartoon page in the school's magazine, which she did for two years. Back then she worked mainly with inks and charcoal.

Working in a traditional figurative style, the UAE with its desert landscapes, the beautiful sunsets, the play of lights and darks have always been a great source of inspiration for her. She has painted Arabian wildlife, mostly camels and falcons, as well as traditional Arab architecture and landscapes from the Liwa through to Musandam, passing through the Hajar mountains. Most paintings are done in watercolours and soft pastels, which are now her preferred media to work with, but a few oil paintings will be exhibited as well.

Recently her pastel portrait of a tribesman from Tchad won the Professional Art Prize at Dubai International Art Center.
She has regularly donated art work, used in greeting cards, to Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs.

Date: from Dec 1st till Dec 31st
Opening: December 10 at 8pm
Where: Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, street 18, close to American Hospital 
Free Entry | RSVP to to attend the opening

The Shortest Day - Short Movies Screenings
Celebrating the shortest day, Alliance Francaise Dubai organises an exceptional evening on December 21. Twenty-three short films and documentaries will be screened during 7 hours, in A4 Space at Alserkal Avenue.

Starting at 4:30pm with films for children the screening will end at 11pm with films convenient for all audience and adults.
For more information do not hesitate to contact Alliance Francaise Dubai at

Date: Sunday December 21 from 4:30pm to 11pm
Where: Alserkal Avenue - A4 Space
Free entry

Photo competition - "Climate: a state of emergency" - Until Jan 8th 2015 
Open to amateurs. Local judge panel. Winner get a chance to travel to Paris and exhibit artwork in Paris. For more info, click here:

About Alliance Française Dubai

Alliance Française Dubai is a non-profit organization that keep 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 especially for other artists of various nationalities.

Tel: 04 335 87 12 

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

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