Mircea Cantor at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

As part of the 2019 France-Romania Season, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris is giving carte blanche to the Romanian artist Mircea Cantor, from 15th January to 31st March.

Updated on 15/03/2019

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MyFrenchFilmFestival 2019: Award for Noémie Lvovsky

On February 18th, 2019, Isabelle Giordano and Serge Toubiana, respectively Chief Executive Officer and President of UniFrance, presented the four MyFrenchFilmFestival awards. This year, the list of winners featured many intimate, personal films, like Tomorrow and Thereafter (“Demain et tous les...

Published on 13/03/2019

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New French and Brazilian drama in São Paulo

Three French theatres work with eight Brazilian festivals to reflect contemporary writing in these two countries. First steps in Sao Paulo, with Mohamed El Khatib and Gabriel F.

 

Updated on 14/03/2019

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La Fresque by Preljocaj, across the Atlantic

Inspired by a Chinese fairy tale, La Fresque features ten dancers from the Preljocaj ballet. The dark sets and luminous couples are the purest expression of the style of a choreographer whose creations are the fruit, as he likes to say in the words of René Char, of a “furious art”. The ballet is...

Published on 18/03/2019

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The French police novel, free of genre constraints

Having gone, in a few decades, from "train station literature” to best-seller status, the contemporary French police novel has successfully freed itself from the constraints of its genre to allow singularly creative authors to emerge. A brief overview, on the occasion of the Quai du Polar Police...

Published on 21/03/2019

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L’Errance est humaine by Jeanne Mordoj

Circus in all its forms

Chinese pole, new magic, vaudeville, juggling...The languages of circus are constantly evolving. A deep dive into this world where risk, dizzying heights and physical prowess give meaning to the staging and choreography.

Updated on 13/03/2019

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Grenouilles : the game that will make you love languages !

Do you know what the Russian expression « to play in the box » means? Do you know how the English and Spanish translate our the famous french idiom « when hens will have teeth »? And what if a Belgian tells you he is « blue of you »?

 

To all fans of graphic expressions, in French and foreign...

Updated on 17/03/2021

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French schools of art and design exhibit in Milan

An experimental exhibition in Milan brings together remarkable projects around the theme of nature and environmentalism by students and young graduates from three prestigious French schools of art and design. Ambitious, stimulating and sometimes confusing, the exhibition offers food for thought and...

Published on 01/04/2019

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Encore Heureux's Infinite Places (Lieux Infinis) at the Venice Biennale

For the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennial, the Encore Heureux agency chose to present ten "Infinite Places": places that transform, reinvent themselves and offer spaces for interaction. The Belle de May in Marseille and the Tri Postal in Avignon are among these places which experiment...

Updated on 26/02/2019

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Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski, Oscar-bound

In sublime black and white, featuring bold directing and actors working in perfect harmony, Cold War could well add an Oscar to its already-lengthy list of international awards.

Updated on 04/03/2019

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Ashes (“Cendres”), by Plexus Polaire/Ingvild Aspeli

Theatre of Objects

Puppets, along with cubes, ropes, and many other everyday items, diverted from their daily use to become poetic objects, with sets often reduced to the bare minimum... Discover, in ten shows, what is known as the “theatre of objects”.

Updated on 07/03/2019

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The French language seen by Xavier Gorce

Cartoonist and illustrator, daily contributor to the website of Le Monde, Xavier Gorce put the subject of the French language in the hands of his famous “Indégivrables” characters (incorrigible, un-defrostable penguins)…

Updated on 23/04/2019

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A multifaceted Francophonie at Collège de France

On 21st March 2019, Haitian writer Yanick Lahens launched the new "Francophone Worlds" professorship at the Collège de France with an inaugural lesson featuring the evocative title: “Urgence(s) d'écrire, rêve(s) d'habiter” (“The need to write, the dream of living”). A look back at this powerful...

Updated on 27/03/2019

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À bras le corps, by Katell Quillévéré

Ten short films to discover

The Short Film Festival, organised from 13th to 19th March 2019 in France and around the world, is an opportunity to rediscover the first works of well-known filmmakers and to encounter the new talents of the so-called “7th Art”. Discover our ten favourites from the 2019 programme.

Published on 13/03/2019

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