Ciné-Club - Film Club

The Alliance Française presents a different way to practise your French!
At least once a month, a French film (with English subtitles) will be selected and screened, to help you practise your listening and comprehension skills. There may also be a discussion following the film.

Who:
FREE for members and students of the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde

When + Where:
From 6pm in the Main Room of the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde
319 Young Street, Wayville

How:
Booking is available on the website until the day prior of each screening

Please contact Reception if you have any questions.


2020


Upcoming screenings:

Un monstre à Paris

Friday 21 August - 6 pm
AF Adelaide

A shy projectionist Emile Petit has a passion for film and is in love with his co-worker at the cinema, Maud. His friend, an exuberant yet obnoxious inventor and delivery driver, Raoul, picks him up from work to transport him in his bizarre vehicle (called "Catherine"), to obtain a new belt for his projector.

Director: Bergeron
BO: M, Vanessa Paradis 

Free Booking: here


Previous screenings:

Samba

Friday 14 August - 6 pm
AF Adelaide

Samba Cissé, a migrant from Senegal to France, works as a dish washer in a hotel. After a bureaucratic slip-up lands him in a detention, he is ordered to leave France. With the help of a businesswoman, he fights to stay in France.


Director: Nakache & Toledano
Staring: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Kirikou

Friday 3 July - 6pm
Online

The tiny Kirikou is born in a village in Africa on which a witch, Karaba, has cast a terrible spell: the source is dried up, the villagers' bitterness, the men are kidnapped and mysteriously disappear. She eats them, supports the villagers in their obsession.

Director: Michel Ocelot
BO: Youssou N'Dour

Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre

Friday 19 June - 6pm
Online

Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra. Inspired from the famous comics written by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

Director: Alain Chabat
Staring: Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze

Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis

Friday 5 June - 6pm
Online

A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

Director: Dany Boon
Staring: Kad Merad, Dany Boon, Zoe Felix

Adele Blanc Sec

Friday 22 May - 6pm
Online

An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.

Director: Luc Besson
Staring: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche

Les Petits Mouchoirs

Friday 8 May - 6pm
Online

Following an overwhelming event, a group of friends decided, despite everything, to go on vacation by the sea as every year. Their friendship, their certainties, their guilt, their love will be shaken. They are finally going to have to raise the small handkerchiefs that they put on their secrets and their lies.

Director: Guillaume Canet
Staring: Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain

Friday 14 February - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

Ciné-club returns this Valentine's Day with a special screening of the 2001 French romantic comedy film, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, which tells the story of a shy waitress who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better.

Subtitles in English


2018


Les Choristes

Wednesday 21 November - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Les Choristes, a 2004 French drama about Pierre Morhange, a widely successful orchestra conductor, who returns to France when his mother dies. He reminisces about his childhood inspirations when he and his former classmate Pépinot read the diary of their old music teacher Clément Mathieu.

Subtitles in French

3 cœurs

Wednesday 24 October - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening 3 cœurs, a 2014 French drama about Marc and Sylvie, who meet and fall in love, only to miss each other at their next meeting. Marc then falls in love with Sophie, not knowing that she is Sylvie's sister.

Subtitles in English

2 automnes 3 hivers

Wednesday 19 September - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening 2 automnes 3 hivers, a 2013 French rom-com about Arman, 33, who is ready to make a change and starts running in the park, literally bumping into Amélie.

Subtitles in English

Les Interdits

Wednesday 15 August - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Les Interdits, a 2013 French drama which follows two cousins in 1979 Ukraine as they secretly arrange to meet up with refuseniks.

Subtitles in English

Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!

Wednesday 20 June - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!, a 2013 French coming-of-age comedy which follows French comedian, Guillaume Gallienne, as a boy as he develops his own identity and his relationship with his mother.

Quai d'Orsay

Wednesday 30 May - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Quai d'Orsay, a 2013 French comedy which takes look at the French Foreign Ministry under Dominique de Villepin as France, in co-operation with Germany, opposes the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

The Connection

Wednesday 21 March - 6pm
319 Young Street, 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.

Le Hérisson

Wednesday 14 February - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Le Hérisson, a 2009 French film about Paloma, an 11-year-old girl unhappily living a life of luxury in Paris with her family. Only after developing a friendship with Mrs. Michel, the gruff-looking reclusive concierge, and Mr. Ozu, a Japanese widower,  the two like-minds show Paloma a lovelier side of life than she originally thought possible.


2017


Jules et Jim

Wednesday 22 November - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening  Jules et Jim, a 1962 French romantic drama by François Truffaut. Set around the time of the First World War, the film follows the tragic love triangle between French Bohemian Jim, his shy Austrian friend Jules, and Jules' girlfriend Catherine, played by Jeanne Moreau.

Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Wednesday 25 October - 6pm
319 Young Street, 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.

Camille Redouble

Wednesday 20 September - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Camille Redouble, a 2012 French drama film which tells the story of Camille who is transported back to 1985 to her teenage self after she consults a quirky clockmaker to fix her watch.

Jappeloup

Wednesday 23 August - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Jappeloup, a 2013 French film which tells the story of Pierre Durand, Jr., who gives up on his career as a lawyer and turns to professional show jumping in the early 1980s.

La Famille Bélier

Wednesday 26 July - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening La Famille Bélier, a 2014 comedy-drama which tells the story of sixteen-year-old Paula, an interpreter for her deaf parents and brother. When a music teacher discovers her gift for singing, they encourage Paula to participate in a prestigious singing contest in Paris, but this decision would mean leaving her family and taking her first steps towards adulthood.

9 Mois Ferme

Wednesday 14 June - 6pm
319 Young Street, Wayville

Ciné-club has returned! This month, we will be screening  9 Mois Ferme, a 2012 French comedy which tells the story of Ariane Felder, a pregnant woman who is surprised to learn that the father of her child is a criminal. Ariane, who does not remember anything, tries to understand what happened.