07 décembre 2016

Bulletin mensuel- décembre

Chers Amis,
The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be …
on Mercredi 14 décembre 2016 à 19h.30 
in Dark Horse Coffee House, 

Topic: Les Fêtes de fin d’Année: Traditions et Gastronomie
Speaker: Claudine McKeown
From Christmas Eve to the end of January how the French say goodbye to the Old Year and welcome the New. (In French with English on screen) 

Bal Feirste Monthly Bal

Bal Feirste's next Workshop/Bal will take place ….
On Sunday 11th December
In the Sunflower Club, Union St, Belfast (upstairs)
Dance workshop: 19.00-23.00Free event (donations welcome), no partner nor experience necessary. Dance tuition from 7-730pm, and dancing to live music from 730-11pm. 

La Fête des Rois

La Fête des Rois, one of our most popular events of the year, will take place in The Dark Horse Café onmercredi 11 janvier 2017. Once again this year, in order not exceed the legal capacity of venue and to ensure that everyone has a good time, we shall be asking folk to register in advance.  Watch out for my email giving more information arriving in your inbox soon.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

À bientôt, Philip

18 novembre 2016

Café-causerie: la publicité

The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be a Café-causerie.

On Mercredi 23 novembre 2016 à 19h.30 
in Dark Horse Coffee House,

La publicité française autour de trois produits: le parfum, le fromage et la voiture.
animé par Isabelle CHABOUD

… et en prime, vous pourrez découvrir quelques campagnes publicitaires sélectionnées pour ces trois produits.

This will be the first of our 'additional' evenings on which, in the cosy atmosphere of the Dark Horse Coffee House, you will have an opportunity of chatting in French about various aspects of French life. This time Isabelle will turn our attention to “la publicité” and as a bonus we will show you some selected advertising campaigns.

Whether you have only a few words, are a little rusty, have just started to learn the language or indeed are a fluent speaker come along and join in the 'craic'. 

As usual this event is free for members and £5 for guests.

À bientôt, Philip

French films at QFT - November

Fri 18 – Thurs 24 Nov

Les Innocentes 
The Innocents

Dir: Anne Fontaine 
France/Poland • 2016 • 1 Hr 55 Mins

This piercing drama by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) is set in a convent in a ravaged
Poland at the end of WWII and based on a haunting true story.
Mathilde Beaulieu is a young doctor working for the French Red Cross. A Benedictine nun from a neighbouring convent comes to find Mathilde, pleading for her help. When Mathilde reaches the
convent, she discovers several heavily pregnant nuns, petrified by fear and shame. This is a poignant story of birth and rebirth, shattered faith and female solidarity.

And still to come in the French Film Festival at QFT …..

he Red Turtle (PG)T - Sat 19 Nov, 1pmMarseilles Trilogy: César (12+) - Sun 20 Nov, 3pm

Also as part of The Cinema of Ousmane Sembène QFT are screening ...

La Noire De…
Black Girl
Mon 28 Nov, 6.30pm

Dir: Ousmane Sembène • Senegal/France • 1966
1 Hr 5 Mins • Subtitled

Ousmane Sembène’s first feature is by turns tough, swift, and true in its aim. The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d’Azur. However, things don’t turnout as she planned. Sembène’s “perfect short story,” wrote Manny Farber, “is unlike anything in the film library: translucent and no tricks, amazingly pure, but spiritualized.” A formative and eye-opening work, and one of Sembène’s finest.

À bientôt, Philip