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We are a non-profit ACT association and a registered charity which promotes the French language and cultural exchange since 1943. We are part of a network of 800 Alliances françaises in 137 countries. French up your life!

Term 1 2015 courses are now available! You can enrol online now.

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CURRENT EVENTS


Start of Term 1 - FEBRUARY 2ND

Start of Term 1 - FEBRUARY 2ND
Start of term 1 on February 2nd, 2015!
All the courses are available online and you can now register and pay on the website.
For any questions about your enrolment contact the front desk by phone at 61 2 6247 5027 or by email at enquiries@afcanberra.com.au





 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Café Cinéma - FEBRUARY 6TH- 5.30PM

Café Cinéma - FEBRUARY 6TH- 5.30PM
FREE event
Come enjoy this French movie with one the best casting of French cinema.

"Guillaume et les garçons à table" de Guillaume Gallienne.
As far back as Gallienne can remember, his mother treated him like the daughter she never had. The film’s original French title, “Les Garcons et Guillaume, a table” translates to “Boys and Guillaume, (Come) to the Table!” — a call-to-supper refrain that reveals how his mother thought of him differently from her two older sons. All his life, Gallienne adored his mum, and that affection, along with much of the sexual-identity confusion it caused, comes across loud and clear in the worshipful way he portrays her.

SUBTITLES IN FRENCH

Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdfFOD11Rzo


Speed talking - FEBRUARY 11TH - 12.30PM

Speed talking - FEBRUARY 11TH - 12.30PM
FREE event
Only in French to improve your French. Come to share a conversation with a native French speaker with whom you can discuss about a new subject every 10 min.
Bar open.

For any questions contact the front desk by phone at 02 6247 5027 or by email at events@afcanberra.com.au


Book club - FEBRUARY 17TH - 12PM

Book club - FEBRUARY 17TH - 12PM
FREE event
SHARE YOUR BOOK EXPERIENCE WITH US!
Book: "Peuple du ciel" By J.M.G Le Clézio.


Book available online


For more information contact Antoine at the library: resource@afcanberra.com.au


Café Scientifique - FEBRUARY 20TH - 5.30PM

Café Scientifique - FEBRUARY 20TH - 5.30PM
FREE event
CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: Past climate and the future - a scientific [non political] introduction to climate change.

Presentation and discussion in a café atmosphere with Emeritus Professor Patrick De Deckker (Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University)

Presentation in French aided by visuals annotated in English
Discussion in French and English

To prepare the discussion, feel free to answer to this questions.pdf (319.0 KB)


Opening Exhibition OUT OF SILENCE  Marcel Marceau in Australia 1965-2003 - FEBRUARY 26th - 7pm

Opening Exhibition OUT OF SILENCE Marcel Marceau in Australia 1965-2003 - FEBRUARY 26th - 7pm
Australian photographer Jan Dalman photographed French mime artist Marcel Marceau on the Australian stage over a 38 year period.  Dalman’s photographs, held in private collection in Canberra, are exhibited here with anecdotes from the two artists’ time together, and ephemera associated with Marceau’s appearances at The Canberra Theatre.

Thu 26 February – Thu 19 March 2015 

An exhibition by the Canberra Museum and gallery, presented at the Alliance Française in partnership with the Canberra Theatre Centre – Celebrating 50 Years.
Mon - Thu: 9am to 7.30pm Fri: 9am to 5pm


EXHIBITION FLOORTALK - FEBRUARY 27th - 12PM

EXHIBITION FLOORTALK - FEBRUARY 27th - 12PM
FREE event
Join Elizabeth and Andreas Cameron Dalman and Curator Shane Breynard as they reflect on Jan Dalman’s photographs of Marcel Marceau in the exhibition Out of Silence.


Coco avant Chanel - Anne Fontaine - 2009

Coco avant Chanel - Anne Fontaine - 2009

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
The flight of the red balloon - Hsiao-Hsien - 2007

The flight of the red balloon - Hsiao-Hsien - 2007

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.
Thérèse Desqueyroux - Claude Miller - 2012

Thérèse Desqueyroux - Claude Miller - 2012

François Mauriac's mysterious novel of dark provincial passion has been turned into a closely observed, intriguingly oppressive and unventilated drama, whose suspense accumulates as the action proceeds with its heavy, deliberate tread. Audrey Tautou plays Thérèse herself in pre-war France: she's a free thinker and free spirit, but nonetheless someone with a lively appreciation of her family's riches and social standing, and how advantageous it would be to marry the dull, wealthy landowner Bernard Desqueyroux (Gilles Lellouche). 
Happiness never comes alone - James Huth - 2013

Happiness never comes alone - James Huth - 2013

Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients.
The Last Battle - 1983 - Besson

The Last Battle - 1983 - Besson

Le Dernier Combat, released in 1983, is a French film, filmed in black and white, and with virtually no dialogue. It is the first feature film made by Luc Besson and Jean Reno's first leading role. The film is a dark vision of post-apocalyptic survival.

The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation.