What’s up in French Edinburgh?!
|Built on fragments of memory, the story of a young girl’s intuitive struggle for survival in the malevolent political and social environment of Haiti under Papa Doc Duvalier in the 1960s. Eight-year-old Sarah’s father is a discredited army officer. He and his wife are forced to flee their small rural town by Janvier, a vicious Tonton Macoute strongman. They leave behind Sarah and her two sisters. The children are entrusted to their grandmother, who risks her life to secure them from Janvier, now bent on revenge and dedicated to the new regime.|
L’Homme sur les quais will be followed by a talk by Rachel Douglas (University of Glasgow) on May 16.
|Marcel L’Herbier’s newly restored experimental masterpiece follows femme fatale opera singer Claire Lescot who tragically discovers what love is.|
Written by L’Herbier and filmed by American artist Man Ray, the silent film classic is accompanied by a new soundtrack composed by Aidje Tafial in 2015. Director: Marcel L’Herbier (France, 1924 – 135 mins – Fiction)
|The French drama workshops with Théâtre Sans Accents return to the Institut français this Spring with a monthly workshop.|
Drama games, improvisation, play readings and many more activities in French… Edinburgh-based company Théâtre Sans Accents encourages you to go beyond language boundaries and explore a theatrical language made from a plurality of accents.
|Who said that the economy serves mankind? What is this world where one third of the population, in the rich countries, or more precisely the wealthiest two percent in these countries, control everything? A world where the economy is law, where this law of the strongest is imposed on the rest of humanity? Why do we accept this cynical and immoral state of being? What happened to solidarity? And to the militants? These are the questions Le Profit et rien d’autre! asks. Director: Raoul Peck (USA, 2001 – 51 mins – Documentary). French with english substitles.|
|Join the literary discussion in French !|
Once a month, the group meet up to discuss – in French – a couple of books selected in advance (from classical to contemporary French literature) and discover the other members’ views on them.
Meetings are taking place at the Institut français, in the Library, every last Thursday of the month from 12.15pm to 1.15pm.
The discussion is held in French. A minimum B2 level is strongly recommended.
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