Mars 2018

March is festival month in Adelaide. The Alliance Française French Film Festival is back again this year with 50 films and 300 screenings over two cinemas, Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect. To celebrate culture, the Alliance invites you to two free, fantastic events: the presentation of Antoine+Manuel's installation in the Barr Smith Library (16-17 March) and Maxime Zecchini's piano recital (18 March).

Mars, c’est le mois des festivals à Adélaïde. L’Alliance French Film Festival est donc de retour avec cette année 50 films et 300 séances dans deux cinémas. Et pour célébrer la culture, l’Alliance vous invite à deux évènements exceptionnels (et gratuits) : la présentation de l’installation d’Antoine+Manuel dans la Barr Smith Library (les 16 et 17 mars) et le récital de piano de Maxime Zecchini (le 18 mars).

At the Alliance Française this month:

French Film Festival - Opening Night

Thursday, 22 March - 6:30pm
Palace Nova Eastend, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide CBD

Join us as we launch the 2018 edition of the Alliance Française French Film Festival with our Opening Night, with a delectable array of canapés and French wines, followed by a screening of the marvellous opening film, C’est la vie!, and the Opening Night Party.

More information and tickets here.


French Film Festival - Normandy Night

Tuesday, 27 March - 6pm
Palace Nova Eastend, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide CBD

Take a trip to one of the most popular tourist destinations in France with a slice of Norman apple tart, some camembert and a glass of cider, followed by a special screening of Normandy Nude.

More information and tickets here.


Antoine+Manuel - Animal

Friday, 16 & Saturday, 17 March - 7pm-12am
Barr Smith Library - University of Adelaide

Antoine+Manuel will be back in Adelaide to present their latest installation, ANIMAL, during the Adelaide Festival, in association with the French Embassy, the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde, and Créative France in South Australia.

Find out more here.


Maxime Zecchini - Pieces for the Left Hand

Sunday, 18 March - 3pm-4:30pm
Concordia Chapel, 45 Cheltenham St, Highgate

We are delighted to bring to you a performance by French pianist, Maxime Zecchini. To be held in the lovely chapel of Concordia College, this free piano recital will provide a unique opportunity to enjoy the music of an award winning, international pianist.

More information and tickets here.


Ciné-club - The Connection

Wednesday, 21 March - 6:15pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening The Connection, a 2014 French action crime thriller inspired by the events of the French Connection in the 1970s, starring Jean Dujardin as police magistrate Pierre Michel and Gilles Lellouche as Gaëtan "Tany" Zampa, a drug gang ringleader.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at by Monday, 19 March, to book your seats. Ciné-club is free to all members and students.

Term 2 Earlybird Discount Now Available

Enrolment for Term 2 (30 April - 7 July) has began at the Alliance Française, and
if you enrol by 18 March, you will receive our Earlybird discount, so enrol today!
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!

Year 12 Intensive

The Year 12 Intensive course is for students studying year 12 SACE or IB French,
looking for additional preparation. It will help them brush up on their grammar,
listening, comprehension, written and oral skills.

Dates and times:
10am-1pm, 16-19 April (Mon-Fri), or 2-5pm, 16-19 April (Mon-Fri)

Online or by telephone 8272 4281

French for Travellers - Expression of Interest

Are you headed to France and need to brush up on some French before you leave?

If so, contact Reception to express your interest in a French for Travellers course
that may be run during the April school holidays (9-29 April) to assist you in learning
what you need to know to get around France.


Kids & Teens

Courses designed for everyone from complete beginners to proficient speakers. Enrich your child’s life and open their mind: enrol them in a French class!



D’où viens-tu, Marie ?
Je viens de Bergerac, petite ville de Dordogne, située à 50 km de Périgueux et à 100 km de Bordeaux.

Pourquoi l’Australie ?
J’avais envie d’une nouvelle expérience à l’étranger, après avoir travaillé dans une Alliance Française en Colombie et avoir passé deux ans au Japon.

Tes passions ?
La lecture, essentiellement. J’adore lire des romans fantastiques.

Ton artiste préféré ?
Mika Ninagawa, une photographe japonaise qui aime les couleurs vives et éclatantes.

Ton écrivain préféré ?

C’est quoi ta définition d’un bon cours ?
Un bon cours c’est un cours où on ne s’ennuie pas et où les étudiants repartent avec le sentiment d’avoir appris quelque chose.


Déjeuner-Conversation has returned for 2018!

Every Wednesday lunchtime from 12:30pm to 2pm at the Alliance Française, you can come to talk and discuss in French with fellow members about anything and everything.

All discussion is in French, so some understanding of spoken French is required as is a willingness to participate. Déjeuner-Conversation is also open to students who are studying at the Alliance Française.


French Film Festival - Members Only Competition

Members of the Alliance are invited to enter our Members Only Competition for the French Film Festival. To enter, just answer the question below and email Reception with your answer to be in the running for one free ticket to our Normandy Night event on Tuesday, 27 March, 6pm at Palace Nova Eastend. Competition closes Monday,12 March at 5pm.

Q: Which French historical icon died in Rouen, Normandy at just 19 years old?

Student Placement Australia New Zealand

What new experiences are you planning for your family in 2018?

Student Placement Australia New Zealand (SPANZ) has some fantastic French students arriving in June to study at a private high school near you and are looking for suitable families in South Australia who would be interested in hosting a student for 12 weeks.

Welcoming an overseas exchange student into your home is a very rewarding experience. Host families help provide students with the chance to experience life in Australia. It’s a great way to practice your French, share your stories and establish a lifelong link to a family in France.

Each student has a wide range of interests such as sports, music & art and are all looking to make a lifelong connection with their host family.

If you are interested in sharing your life and our wonderful country with a student please call Jenny Hanson on 0409 890 184 or (08) 8323 0973.

Bayard Milan

Give your child the gift of a monthly Bayard Milan French magazine delivered directly to you, perfectly suited for their age group. Receive expert personalised advice on which magazine to order and discount through Anne, our Australian representative.

Catalogue available at Reception and mention the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde with promo code E20 for your discount.


Art Gallery of South Australia - Colours of Impressionism - Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

29 March - 29 July
Art Gallery of South Australia

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay charts the revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism and includes master works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others.

Book tickets now

Adelaide Writers' Week - David Foenkinos

6-7 March
Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden

David Foenkinos is an award-winning French novelist and screenwriter who will be appearing in two Masterclasses at Adelaide Writers' Week - Berlin Stories and Charlotte.

Find more information here.



9-12 March
Botanic Garden, Adelaide

Three French acts will descend on the Botanic Garden as part of this year's WomADELAIDE, including Cie Bivouac, an acrobatic spectacle; Gratte Ciel, who will fill the ‘empty space’ of the sky with high altitude circus; and Cie Pernette, who will celebrate water, the essence of life.


Adelaide Festival - The Triplets Of Belleville

14-15 March, 8:30pm
Adelaide Town Hall

Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville will recreate the brilliant score of The Triplets of Belleville as it is beamed onto the big screen. Prepare for the misadventures of a kidnapped cyclist, his rescuer grandmother, and the trio of larger-than-life divas, all accompanied by the speakeasy sounds of un orchestre sans pareil.