Newsletter n°413 / Results for London's Favourite French Film, Cinema, music, interviews, French news... all you need to know

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"Cinema for me only has meaning when it has a relationship with what I see outside on the street".
Jacques Audiard


'Dheepan' crowned London's Favourite French Film 2016

On 22 September, over 300 guests, forming a cosmopolitan gathering of members of the French community, London's numerous francophiles and cinema lovers were at the brand new Picturehouse Central to celebrate together the best of French cinema with the best of French champagne, wine and food. London’s Favourite French Film 2016 was about to be revealed during this 12th Edition of an event which has become a vibrant part of the French cultural scene in London.

'One Man and His Cow' : Mohamed Hamidi, Jacqueline and Fatah - A France like no other

Mohamed Hamidi’s latest film is an unusual love story: a romance between Fatah and Jacqueline… his cow! The Algerian farmer dotes over her more than over his wife. One Man and His Cow (La Vache) was screened at London’s Favourite French Film on 22 September for its UK première. This feel-good movie shows a heartwarming image of France and is Hamidi’s second feature film, after Né Quelque Part.


Your children will be bilingual thanks to the “petites écoles FLAM”

Thirty years ago, Saturday schools that helped children learn French and become bilingual did not exist in the UK. What has changed since then? The "petites écoles FLAM".

Film release

Baden Baden: on the couch with young director Rachel Lang

A coming-of-age tale and multi-layered quest for identity, 'Baden Baden' is a strong feature debut from a very promising young female French filmmaker. This thought-provoking film will stay with you, intrigue you, even trouble you, long after its credits roll. With director Rachel Lang we travel from nowhere to nowhere not particularly fast, but the Strasbourg native has a firm hand on the wheel of this elusive, spontaneous journey.

Get the list of all the screening venues in London here


Renaud presents the Phoenix Tour

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith - 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 album influenced by current events and a need to speak up, Renaud presents the PHOENIX TOUR!

Pink Martini: a wacky band performing in 25 languages

Royal Albert Hall - 22 October

Many have probably never heard of Pink Martini and yet their very first song was such a big hit that everyone knows it. “Je ne veux pas travailler, je ne veux pas déjeuner, je veux seulement l’oublier, et puis je fume”. Do you remember? A very relevant song for all the lazy people out there. Its old-fashioned tones will make you feel nostalgic for the ‘30s. 

Books selection

Books to read in September: Solange's choice

Every month, Solange from Librairie La Page gives us her reading recommendations. Discover her selection for September:
- Chanson douce, by Leïla Slimani
- Les Deux Pigeons, by Alexandre Postel

Competition: Win a copy of Les Deux Pigeons!





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