Programme - Francophonie festival 2020 [fr]

JPEGTo celebrate the French language and cultural diversity, the Francophonie Festival will once again showcase a variety of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates and contests from 26 February to 6 April 2020.

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In 2020, the International Organisation of la Francophonie celebrates its 50th anniversary! On five continents, its member States are celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity alongside with values of peace, solidarity and democracy.

Film

28 February – 8 March

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French Focus at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
A selection of French & Francophone films

  • Proxima (Alice Winocour)
  • Beyond the Horizon (Delphine Lehericey)
  • Les Misérables (Ladj Ly)
  • The Mystery of Henry Pick (Rémi Bezançon)
  • Aznavour by Charles (Marc di Domenico)
  • Charlie Chaplin Shortswith live musical accompaniment from Serge Bromberg
  • You Will Die at Twenty (Amjad Abu Alala)
  • Radioactive (Marjane Satrapi) – with her attendance
  • Olivia (Jacqueline Audry)
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno)
  • Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux)
  • The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  • Twelve Thousand (Nadège Trebal)
  • The Specials (Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache)
  • Synonyms (Nadav Lapid)
  • Two of Us (Filippo Meneghetti)
  • Soleil et ombre (Musidora, Jacques Lasseyne) and The Smiling Madame Beudet (Germaine Dulac) with live musical accompaniment from Stephen Horne
  • See the full programme

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26 February–23 March

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Le Brio (Yvan Attal)
Screenings presented by access>CINEMA all across Ireland

  • Dates
    • 26 Feb | Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon
    • 26 Feb | Fermanagh Film Club, Enniskillen
    • 27 Feb | Sligo Film Society - Model Arts Gallery
    • 02 Mar | Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
    • 03 Mar | Glór Arts Centre, Ennis
    • 10 Mar | Visual, Carlow
    • 10 Mar | Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir
    • 23 Mar | Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray [POSTPONED]

More information

4–8 March

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Cork French Film Festival
📍 Alliance française de Cork

18 films, including:

  • 4 March | Opening night: Proxima (Alice Winocour)
  • 8 March | Closing night: The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

Full programme

20–21 March

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French films & guests at Animation Dingle
Full programme : https://2020.animationdingle.com
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[CANCELLED]

2–25 March: Francophonie Film Festival

[Screenings Postponed until further notice]
📍 Alliance Française de Dublin

Admission free with RSVP

Programme

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2 March

18:30

A Colony (Une Colonie)
Geneviève Dulude-de-Celles, 2018

Presented by the Embassy of Canada

Book

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3 March

18:30

The German Doctor (Wakolda)
Lucia Puenzo, 2013

Presented by the Embassy of Argentina

Book

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5 March

18:30

Homo Novus
Anna Viduleja, 2018

Presented by the Embassy of Latvia

Book

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9 March

18:30

Kazantzakis (Καζαντζάκης)
Iannis Smaragdis, 2017

Presented by the Embassy of Greece

Book

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10 March

18:30

Adiós Carmen
Mohamed Amin Benamraoui, 2013

Presented by the Embassy of Morocco

Book

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11 March

18:30

Our Struggles (Nos batailles)
Guillaume Senez, 2018

Presented by the Embassy of Belgium

Book

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12 March

[POSTPONED]
18:30

Photocopy (فوتوكوبي)
Tamer Ashry, 2017

Presented by the Embassy of Egypt

Book

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18 March

[POSTPONED]

18:30

The Double Life of Veronique (Podwójne życie Weroniki)
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991

Presented by the Embassy of Poland

Book

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23 March

[POSTPONED]
18:30

Wùlu
Daouda Coulibaly, 2016

Presented by the French Embassy

Book

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26 March

[POSTPONED]]

18:30

Bad Poems (Rossz Versek)
Gábor Reisz, 2018

Presented by the Embassy of Hungary

Book

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30 March

[POSTPONED]
18:30

Palace for the People (Дворците на народа)
Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov, 2018

Presented by the Embassy of Bulgaria

Book

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31 March

[POSTPONED]
18:30

Since Otar Left (Depuis qu’Otar est parti...)
Julie Bertuccelli, 2003

Presented by the Embassy of Georgia

Book

25 March

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18:00
Francophonie Screening & International Buffet

Arab Blues (Un divan à Tunis)
Manèle Labidi Labbé, 2020

📍 Light House Cinema, Dublin 7
Admission free but ticketed & first come first served
Register here!
[POSTPONED]

Literature

4 March

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18:00
Conversation between author Conor O’Callaghan and his French translator Mona de Pracontal
📍 Alliance française de Dublin
Admission free – book here

More information

19 March

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18:00
Conversation between author Neil Hegarty and his French translator Mona de Pracontal
📍 Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin
Admission free
[CANCELLED]

3–5 April

Franco-Irish Literary Festival | A Better World
Festival littéraire franco-irlandais : Refaire le monde
📍 Alliance française de Dublin & Dublin Castle
[POSTPONED]

Youth

27 February – 31 March

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Stars by the Pound & A Colony
Schools programme screenings in French – with the IFI
📍 Various venues across Ireland (in Sligo, Dún Laoghaire, Monaghan, Navan, Naas, Limerick, Roscommon, Youghal)
More information
[POSTPONED]

29 February – 1 March

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Children’s Puppet Show Le Grand Méchant Renard – Jeux de Vilains company
in French

More information (in French)

29 February 11:00 📍 Alliance française de Dublin
Admission free – booking required

29 February 17:00 📍 Blackrock Haggardstown Community Centre, Dundalk
Admission free
Event

1 March 14:00 📍 Sacred Heart Church, The Crescent, Limerick
Presented by the Alliance française de Limerick
Admission free – no booking required

20 March

GIF
18:00
Finale des Joutes Oratoires – Final round of the Alliance française debating competition in French for secondary schools
📍 Alliance française de Dublin
For participating schools and by invitation – more information
[POSTPONED]

20 March

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11:20
Kilkenny Castle guided tour in French
Admission free – booking required: 056 7704106 or bookingskilkennycastle@opw.ie
CANCELLED

  • Secondary schools are also invited to book guided tours in French (for TY classes or above) during the whole Francophonie Festival, by calling or sending an e-mail to the aforementioned address.
    CANCELLED

20 March

Native Scientist in French
📍 University College Cork
CANCELLED

30 March

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French singing workshop with Caroline Moreau & Alain Servant
📍 Alliance Française de Dublin
For participating secondary schools
[POSTPONED]

1–4 April

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FICAHT Forum & Dairy Chef culinary competition
📍 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
For students and academics in culinary arts, hospitality and tourism
[POSTPONED]

Music & Performing Arts

29 February

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20:30
Concert: Paul Péchenart & Pauline Paris
Chanson française swing & rock
📍 Annesley House, Dublin 3
Admission: you can give as much as you want
Event

6 March

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20:30
Concert: Caroline Moreau & guests
Chanson française
📍 Annesley House, Dublin 3
Admission 10€
Event

20 March

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18:30-2:30
Francophonie Night: Apéro, Music Quiz, DJs
📍 The Church, Dublin 1 – presented by French Friday
Admission free
Event
[POSTPONED]

22–28 March

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Carmen (Georges Bizet) by the Irish National Opera
Sung in French with English surtitles
📍 Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 2
Buy tickets
[CANCELLED]

Talks: Climate Change & Women

6 March

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17:45
Women in Science: Screening of Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (Marie-Noëlle Sehr) and Panel Discussion
📍 Schrödinger lecture theatre, Trinity College Dublin
Admisson free with registration here

7 March

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WomenXBorders
📍 Irish Writers Centre, Dublin 1
Readathon, workshops and panel discussions for women writers
Reading of Gloria Steinem’s feminist essays by Mona de Pracontal
More information

12 March

14:00
Environmental activism, feminism and neopaganism: A Franco-Irish case study
by Catherine Maignant

📍 Technological University Dublin, Tallaght Campus
Admission free

6 April

18:30
Global Warming: An Emergency in Search of Urgency
with Pat Cox

📍 Alliance française de Dublin
Admission free with RSVP
More information to come

Published on 18/03/2020

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