Beatrice and her teenage son spend a week emptying their Summer home in Southern France. Elliot is confronted to his emerging sexuality while Beatrice realises that her marriage is over. They meet Clément, a mysterious boy who make them face their desires and confront each other. Departure is the intimate story of the end of Summer, the end of childhood and the end of a family.

Mon Roi

Following a serious skiing accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) ends up in a rehabilitation centre. This gives her all the time she needs to remember her passionate love story with Georgio (Vincent...

3 Hearts (3 Cœurs)

One night, Marc meets Sylvie. They walk around in the street and share a great complicity. They set a date to meet in Paris a few days later, but Marc cannot make it on time. When looking for...

The Brand New Testament (Le Tout Nouveau Testament)

God exists. He lives in Brussels. He (Benoît Poelvoorde) is horrible to his wife (Yolande Moreau) and his 10-year-old daughter, Ea (Pili Groyne). To get back to her dad, she sends everyone the date...


In a village in the northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters Nur, Ece, Selma and Sonay come home from school, innocently playing with boys.

Couple in a hole

Following a terrible and mysterious accident, John (Paul Higgins) and Karen (Kate Dickie) find refuge in the forest, in the middle of the French Pyrenees. Living a feral existence, they survive by...


An amnesiac man with a shady past (Martin Donovan) meets a guardian angel in the form of an ex-nun (Isabelle Huppert), trying to make a go of it as a pornographic author and convinced – despite of...


Two old friends, a retired conductor (Michael Caine) and a film director (Harvey Keitel) are vacationing in the Swiss Alps. While reflecting on their past, they look with curiosity and tenderness...

A Bigger Splash

A famous rock star and her partner spend romantic holidays in a villa in Italy, when the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter disrupt their happiness.

Villa Amalia

When concert pianist Anne discovers that her partner has been unfaithful she decides to cut off all connections with the life she once led.

White Material

A coffee plantation owner who against all odds bravely refuses to leave before the harvest. This is all happening the middle of chaos, advancing militia and gratuitous violence.


Set in early twentieth-century France’s opulent belle époque, Gabrielle is the tale of a marriage that unravels and spins wildly out of control.

Every man for himself (Sauve qui peut - La Vie)

A film made by Godard which tells the story of three persons who meet and lost in a society which grind them.

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Florent Pagny releases his new album 'Habana' - UK release on 20 May

French singer Florent Pagny releases his new album 'Habana', written and composed by his long-term "French Cuban" friend Raúl Paz. 'Habana' is a tribute to Cuba, one year after the resumption of...

Benjamin Biolay releases his new album 'Palermo Hollywood' - UK release on 27 May

French singer, songwriter, musician, actor and record producer Benjamin Biolay releases his tenth album entitled Palermo Hollywood. The album features 14 songs, written in Paris and in the Palermo...

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Isabelle Huppert Retrospective at Ciné Lumière in May

As Isabelle Huppert hits the stage of the Barbican Centre in Phaedra (9-18 June), Ciné Lumière saw fit to dedicate a retrospective of her most iconic films throughout May and June.

Art and Football: a Perfect Match? at Ciné Lumière in May and June

France will host the Euro 2016 tournament from 10 June to 10 July. With a few weeks to go before the opening game, Euro fever is on the rise. The beautiful game can get ugly, yet it has also...

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An "Entente musicale" at Holy Trinity on 9 July

Lewisham Choral Society returns to the glorious setting of the Grade 1 listed Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square to perform French and English music from the early and mid 20th century. Amidst Arts & Craft and pre-Raphaelite splendour, the choir sings a setting of the Mass by the virtually blind organist Louis Vierne – described as 'a worthy retort to Fauré's Requiem' – and a heart-felt prayer for peace by the young, prize-winning Lili Boulanger.

French Comedy Night at the Angel Comedy Club on 20 June

The Angel Comedy Club called out many comedians from various horizons, French of course but also English ones who have studied or lived in France, Canadians and others strange mixtures.

Elie Semoun at The Hippodrome Casino Theatre - Sold out on 22 June & few tickets left on 23 June

Elie Semoun comes to London for the first time with his new show ‘A PARTAGER!’ Discover all the new outrageous characters created by Elie Semoun: Fabrice the spa owner, Xavier the womaniser with a...

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 FREE  Tri-lingual services at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) is holding tri-lingual services in Hebrew/French/English on Friday evenings.

Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy at Eventim Apollo on 26 May

After 30 years of diverse collaborations, Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy released their first duo album in 2014, entitled "Alain Souchon & Laurent Voulzy". Both artists will be performing for the first time in London at Eventim Apollo on 26 May 2016.

Chinese Man at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 27 May

Following a stage-shaking live show in May 2015, Chinese Man are coming back to do it all over again to top what was an explosive set. Tireless warriors of sound, Chinese Man undoubtedly bring the...

Gabrielle Ducomble live - 21 May and 30 June

Would you like to listen to really good jazz? The very talented singer Gabrielle Ducomble is about to start her third UK Tour. Following her wildly applauded sell out show at the 2015 London Jazz...

Renaud in concert at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 18 October

After 10 long years, Renaud is making a comeback! The popular and rebellious singer rises from the ashes like a phoenix, as he now calls himself. With the release of a very personal and touching...

Les Innocents - Under the Bridge on 11 November

After a 13 year break, award winning and multi-million selling French duo, JP. Nataf and Jean-Chri Urbain, have reunited and released their fifth studio album, Mandarine. Les Innocents made French...

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 FREE  Hervé Constant exhibition at GX Gallery - from 4 until 28 May

Hervé’s work is a mixture of different interests, social and cultural influences. Recent projects involve video, photos and sounds and Artist's Books.

Château Perché Festival in Auvergne - 13 to 15 June

Looking for a summer getaway in the French countryside but you don't want to leave the good Techno of London behind you? You'll find both at Château Perché!

Piaf! The show with Anne Carrere at the Barbican Centre - On 14/06

In Edith Piaf’s centenary year, the Barbican Centre is hosting the first London performance of Piaf! The Show, starring Anne Carrere. "The best show ever made about the life of Edith Piaf", according to composer Charles Dumont.

Benjamin Clementine at Somerset House on 9 July

When North Londoner Benjamin Clementine performs, people stop and listen. His powerful and tender voice compliments the stark intimacy of his lyrics and ebb and flow of his piano lines. He creates...

Caravan Palace at Somerset House on 14 July

Electro-pioneers Caravan Palace fuse hedonistic house and old school jazz to glorious effect. Their decadent, potent cocktail of jazz manouche, hip-hop, jive, house and beats defies simple...

St Germain at Somerset House on 16 July

St Germain's new eponymous album is a subtle mixture of machines and instruments, of authentic roots and modern influences.

La Femme at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - On 17 November

Rock and pop, rococo-bauhaus, fed from multiple influences (Krafwerk, Elli & Jacno) La Femme just wants to please you. Generous and welcoming, she stretches you her white hand in the dark, if you...

Creative music camp for children in French - August 22-26

Children will be playing the piano or wind instruments taught by two dynamic and passionate French professional music teachers. They will also attend a number of classes: singing, active rhythmic drumming, creative music and French workshops.

Soirée à la française round 6: Music Quiz evening at Ma Dame on 8 June

If you enjoy Quiz nights and music then this could be for you. Ma Dame is planning their first Music Quiz night on 8 June. On the program: cheese and charcuterie platters, blind music test and dancing!

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Phaedra(s) at the Barbican with Isabelle Huppert - 9 to 18 June

Embodying one of Greek mythology’s most enigmatic characters, French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert makes a rare London appearance to play Phaedra, her story relocated to a modern world.

Les Fauristes Chamber Choir and Orchestra perform Dido & Aeneas Opera by Purcell - On 26 and 27 June

For the very first time, Les Fauristes Chamber Choir and Orchestra present Henry Purcell’s opera Dido & Aeneas, with libretto by Nahum Tate. Accompanying Les Fauristes in this daring and moving...

 FREE  Monthly meetings to support Alain Juppé's candidacy for the primary elections in November 2016

Le Comité CAP AJ UK, Comité de Soutien au Royaume Uni pour la candidature d’Alain Juppé aux élections primaires de la droite et du centre de Novembre 2016, se réunira tous les 1ers jeudi de chaque mois de 19h à 20h30 au Bar des Gourmets des Ternes.

Ring by Léonore Confino with Tamise en Scène - On 3 et 4 June at Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar

Who said 'perfect couple'? Not about them at least! Scenes of love between laughter and drama: parents, lovers, strangers, spouses and divorcees. They swing from passion to hatred, weariness to desire, disinterest to jealousy. Blunders and misunderstandings pile up. Seventeen rounds where couples battle it out like boxers in a ring.

The Londonaise pétanque tournament at Barnard Park on 4 & 5 June

International triples and doubles boules/pétanque competition - Total prize fund: £5,000.

Allez les Bleus: live the big games of Euro 2016, live in London

You can't be in one of the French stadiums? No worries! Experience EURO 2016 with FranceInLondon. Share the big match atmosphere and great after-match-parties in central London.

Sylvère Lotringer on Antonin Artaud at Ciné Lumière on 26 May

In The Man Who Disappeared, Sylvère Lotringer, cultural theorist and founder of Semiotext(e), gives a personal artistic response to Antonin Artaud’s journey to Ireland in 1937.

Reading Group at the Institut Français

Literary discussion with a little French twist! This season, the Institut's unique bilingual Reading Group is dedicated to Testing Translation.

A history of French Cinema in 12 easy lessons - 12/04 to 05/07

Twelve evening classes taking you through the history of French cinema from 1895 to 2016, using clips, DVDs, discussion, illustrated notes and supporting material physical and on the net.

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Drama Workshops in French

Julien Balajas, a French professional actor, opens a new Drama workshop for adults in West Kensington on the stage of a lovely theatre located inside the BHAVAN Center.

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