Octobre 2017

Term 4 is here! It is not too late to join us to learn French and register for one of our courses. Classes will resume on the 16th of October, don't miss out! On the cultural front: a French artist-in-residence program, French movies at the Adelaide Film Festival and the return of  Les Misérables to Adelaide.

Le trimestre 4 est là ! Il n’est pas trop tard pour nous rejoindre et s’inscrire à l’un de nos cours! Les classes débuteront le 16 octobre. N’hésitez plus ! Côté culture: une résidence d’artistes, des films français au Adelaide Film Festival et le retour de  Les Misérables à Adélaïde.



Coming In October:


 

French Market

Applications for French Market stalls have now closed, and the list of all the exciting things available at this year's Market will be out soon. Keep an eye out on the  French Market website, and well as our  Facebook page and  Instagram to learn more!

  

Two French Graphic Designers in Adelaide

Tuesday, 17 October - 6pm
G04 Napier, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide


Come and join us for a talk on contemporary graphic design with Antoine et Manuel, Paris-based star graphic designers who work in the fields of culture and fashion. They are the first French artists-in-residence in Adelaide (see the interview below for more details about their residency).

To book your place, please contact  adelaide@ af.org.au.

  

Alliance Française-SAFTA Competition

The winners of Alliance Française d’Adelaide and SAFTA competition will be receiving their prizes on Monday, 23 October at St Peter’s College at 7 pm.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the excellence and commitment of students who study French in South Australia and to recognise the value and quality of their teachers.

  

Future of the EU Summit

The Future of the EU Summit is a multidisciplinary forum, which engages the pressing issue of the prospects for multilateral cosmopolitanism, global justice and alternative political futures in the EU, and with specific reference to the future of EU-Australia relations.

Director of the Alliance Française d'Adelaide, Laurent Pointud, will be part of Panel One as they discuss the EU in the world today.

  

Ciné-club -  Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Wednesday, 25 October - 6pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville


For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening  Les parapluies de Cherbourg, a 1964 romantic musical film starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo, which tells the story of Geneviève, who works in a tiny and struggling umbrella boutique, and Guy, a handsome young auto mechanic, in the coastal town of Cherbourg in Normandy, France.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at  adelaide@af.org.au by Monday, 23 October, to book your seats. Ciné-club is  free to all members and students.

   

Club de Lecture

Wednesday, 18 October - 6:30pm-8pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Club de Lecture, the club will be discussing  l’écume des jours by Boris Vian, a surrealist style book which follows multiple plot lines, including the love stories of two couples, talking mice, and a man who ages years in a week.

A new way to practise your French, Club de Lecture allows you to develop and improve your reading and comprehension skills.

If you would like to know more, please contact  Laureline.





Term 4: 16 October - 16 December 2017

Enrolment for Term 4 has opened, so enrol today and learn French with us!
Our courses are available for all ages, levels, and proficiencies, just contact us and we will help you find the class that is just right for you.

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Practice in oral and written skills, listening and reading comprehension and contemporary French culture.Courses designed for everyone from complete beginners to proficient speakers.



 

In October 2017, Créative France in South Australia and the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde, with the support of the French Embassy in Australia, will host the first French artist-in-residence program in South Australia.

During their three-week residency (2-21 October), Antoine+Manuel, two French graphic designers, will work in Adelaide with local institutions and cultural partners in order to create a unique event that will be unveiled to the public in 2018, so we sat down with them and asked them a few questions about their work and their residency:


(Photo: ©PASCAL BÉJEAN)

Antoine+Manuel, designers graphiques, comment vous présenter en deux (ou trois) mots?
Après nos études (Manuel aux Arts décoratifs de Paris, Antoine dans la mode), nous nous sommes associés en 1993 sous le nom d’Antoine+Manuel. Nos débuts dans le graphisme appliqué à la mode nous ont donné beaucoup de liberté et de créativité, ce qui nous a permis de nous promener dans différents milieux : art contemporain, design, danse, théâtre… Ne nous cantonnant pas au graphisme pur et dur, nous avons aussi créé des meubles, des environnements et plus récemment des projections vidéo monumentales.

A part le titre d'une chanson d'Arnold Turboust & Zabou, qu'évoque pour vous ‘Adelaide’ ?
Pour tout dire, avant d'y venir pour la première fois en 2015, l’Australie nous paraissait bien mystérieuse. Ayant déjà visité Sydney, Melbourne et la Tasmanie, nous nous faisons une idée plus réelle d’Adélaïde. Nous avons fait une recherche lorsqu’il a été question d’une résidence. Nous imaginons une ville plutôt moderne, au plan très régulier, du dix-neuvième siècle avec beaucoup d’espace vert et la mer pas très loin. Et une qualité de vie exceptionnelle !

Quelles sont vos attentes vis-à-vis de cette résidence ?
À l’origine de la résidence, un projet artistique. Le séjour est court, concentré. Ce sera une expérience sous beaucoup d’aspects nouvelle : nous allons rencontrer des gens, découvrir des lieux, s’imprégner de l’ambiance, s’inspirer de l’histoire, de la science, de la nature. Pour aboutir à une raconter notre propre histoire, notre interprétation et offrir au public une vision onirique et décalée de ce que nous aurons absorbé.

Quel est votre rêve de bonheur?
Bien-être, accomplissement, quiétude, confiance, plaisir, partage, espoir : le bonheur revêt de multiples aspects. La création artistique peut y concourir. Elle prend beaucoup d’importance dans nos vies. Jamais rien est acquis. Il me semble qu’avoir de beaux projets et les réaliser fait partie de notre bonheur, au même titre qu’être aimé.



 

Adelaide Film Festival

Thursday, 5 - Sunday, 15 October
Various locations

The 2017 ADL Film Fest, themed Vive Le Punk, presents 11 days of festival fervour, featuring 142 films encompassing feature films, documentaries, virtual reality, shorts and moving image works, there is something for everyone -  Read more

At this year's ADL Film Fest, there will be two French films: Faces Places, which follows Agnès Varda and JR, as they traverse the countryside in a mobile photo van capable of turning out large-scale photographs of the people they meet, and  Happy End, which tells the story of the Laurent family, who run a successful construction business and have lost any semblance of unity and warmth, starring Isabelle Huppert and living legend Jean-Louis Trintignant.

We have a  DOUBLE PASS to give away to each of these marvellous films, available to Members of the Alliance Francaise d'Adelaide. To enter, email  Andrei with your name, email address, and which one of these fantastic films you would like to see!




 
Coming events by our friends and partners:

 

Comédie-Française -  Cyrano de Bergerac

Saturday, 7 October & Sunday, 8 October - 1pm
Palace Nova Cinemas, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide


Cyrano de Bergerac, a stage play performed at the renowned Comédie-Française, will be coming to the big screen on 7 & 8 September at Palace Nova.

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves…

Tickets are available here

Arts Theatre - Les Misérables


28th September - 7th October
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas St, Adelaide

Presented by The Gilbert & Sullivan Society, this international smash-hit is making its way to Adelaide. Epic, grand, uplifting, and emotional,  Les Misérables has thrilled audiences all over the world.

Tickets are available here

Palace Nova -  Final Portrait

In Cinemas 5 October
Palace Nova Cinemas, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide


Final Portrait, an upcoming feature film set in Paris 1964, will be coming to the big screen on 5 October at Palace Nova, and we will have passes to give away. Keep an eye out on our  Facebook page for details.

Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti, the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, James Lord, and begs that he sits for a portrait. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist's chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces.

Tickets are available here

Palace Nova -  The Midwife

In Cinemas 26 October
Palace Nova Cinemas, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide


The Midwife (Sage Femme) an upcoming drama starring Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve, will be coming to the big screen on 26 October at Palace Nova, and we will have passes to give away. Keep an eye out on our  Facebook page for details.

Gifted midwife Claire has dedicated her life to her work and to raising her son as a single mother. Her life is turned upside down when Béatrice, her deceased father's mistress, calls wanting to meet again after thirty years. They agree to meet, delving into the secrets of the past…

Tickets are available here

Panache Theatre -  Le Mariage de Figaro

Thursday, 2 - Saturday, 4 November - 7:30pm
Saturday, 4 November - 2pm (Matinee)
Star Theatres, 145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton

The Marriage of Figaro continues the plot of The Barber of Seville several years later, and recounts a single "day of madness" (la folle journée) in the palace of Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. Rosina is now the Countess; Dr. Bartolo is seeking revenge against Figaro for thwarting his plans to marry Rosina himself; and Count Almaviva has degenerated from the romantic youth of Barber into a scheming, bullying, skirt-chasing scoundrel.

This performance is in French with English subtitles.

Tickets are available here