French Cinema at Alliance Française Dubai

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Earlier this year, Alliance Française Dubai revamped it’s Auditorium and converted it into a cinema and theatre space with a seating capacity of 103. They’ve hosted a series of performances, talks and film screenings in that space and have just announced “French Cinema”, screening a new film every month (on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons).

Three films have been announced to screen between October and December. I hope they continue to screen more films next year. All films will include English subtitles. Tickets cost AED 35 for Alliance Française members and AED 45 for non-members.


Tuesday 8pm - Oct 9, 16, 23 
Saturday 5pm – Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Barbara (Mathieu Amalric , 2017)

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Jeanne Balibar stars as Barbara, the French singer who found fame in the 1960s, in this biographical drama written, directed by and co-starring Mathieu Amalric. When a director sets out to make a film about popular French singer Barbara, both he and the actress who is to play her are overwhelmed by the project. 

Multi-awarded movie The Poetry of Cinema Award for Un certain regard Cannes 2017, Prix Jean Vigo 2017 Award, Louis-Delluc 2017 Award and Cesar for Best Actress for Jeanne Balibar.


Tuesday 8pm - Nov 6, 13 
Saturday 5pm – Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Seuls (David Moreau, 2017)

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When 16-year-old Leila wakes up one morning, she finds that everyone has mysteriously disappeared. Thinking she is the sole survivor of some unexplained disaster, she soon discovers four other teenagers have also survived. 

Director David Moreau ('Them,' 'It Girl') adapts the popular French comic book series about five teenagers trying to survive in a world of their own. 


Tuesday 8pm – Dec 8, 15 
Saturday 5pm – Dec 4, 11

Madame Hyde (Serge Bozon, 2017)

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Mrs. Géquil is a teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained? 

Isabelle Huppert won the Locarno Film Festival Best Actress Award 2018 for her role in 'Madame Hyde'.