Scientific exhibition “Water at the heart of science”

Alliance Française de Male’ is organizing
Scientific exhibition “Water at the heart of science”
21st to 30th of April 2014
National Art Gallery

Inauguration of the scientific exhibition
“Water at the heart of science”
Followed by screening of the documentary movie (French movie with English subtitles, +15)
A THIRSTY WORLD by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Thierry Piantanida (2012), 1h30 min
Finished by cocktail

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                                 Round table conference with scientists and experts                                              Discussion on the issues and solutions related to water in the world and Maldives          and debate with the audience

21st April 2014
08:00pm
National Art Gallery

FINAL VERSION

Francophonie Film Festival

In Celebration of the Fête de la Francophonie / French Speaking World Festival we are organizing FRANCOPHONIE FILM FESTIVAL! 

WEB Francophonie Film Festival

*17th March (Monday) 08:30pm
- National Art Gallery
- Rosetta Directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Belgium) (93 mins) (15+)
Rosetta (Émilie Dequenne) lives in a tiny, beat-up trailer without toilets or running water with her alcoholic, irresponsible, and utterly dispirited mother, who requires her frequent care. Rosetta longs to have a “normal” life and become a productive member of society, but even this modest goal seems beyond her grasp. Quietly terrified that she will slide into the abyss like her mother, she wages a desperate, purely instinctive battle to lift herself out of her wretched, semi-feral existence. The only person to show any kind of
sympathy is Riquet (Fabrizio Rongione), who ekes out a pittance at a waffle stand while secretly skimming profits from his boss. Though his awkward attempts to gain her interest go unacknowledged by the barely socialized Rosetta, the two develop something like a friendship. Later in the movie,
however, her loyalty to her new-found friend clashes with her all-consuming desire for a job

*19th March (Wednesday) 06:30pm
- National Art Gallery
- Monsieur Lazhar Directed by Philippe Falardeau (Québec) (94 mins) (15+)
In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The cultural gap between Bachir and his class is made immediately apparent when he gives them a dictation exercise that is beyond their reach. Little by little, Bachir learns to better know this group of shaken but endearing kids, among whom are Alice and Simon, two charismatic pupils particularly affected by their teacher’s death. While the class goes through the healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir’s painful past; nor do they suspect that he is at risk of being deported at any moment

*19th March (Wednesday) 08:30pm
- National Art Gallery
- Paris à tout prix (Paris or Perish) Directed by Reem Kherici (France) (95mins) (18+)
Maya is living the ultimate fashionistas dream: she is working as a stylist for one of the French trend setters, in the capital of haute-couture: Paris.One of the IT girls of fashion, shes following her dreams until one night, when her life takes a sudden turn: shes being deported back to Morocco, after being stopped for over speeding, because her Visa expired some time ago.So in no more than 24 hours, shes deported back to her family and original country. The strong cultural shock and the judgmental differences are pushing the
woman to obtain back her place in the city of dreams and her dreams, no matter the costs. But that doesn’t mean she will have to return alone, as she finds other things also among her way back to the city.

* 25th March (Tuesday) 08:30pm,
- FE Auditorium, Faculty of Education (Ameenee Magu, Same block as Billabong School)
- Pas si grave (No big Deal) Directed by Bernard Rapp (France, Spain & Belgium) (103mins) (18+)
- About a quarter of a century ago, Spanish artist Pablo and his musician wife, Pilar , escaped their native country and its civil war for sanctuary in Belgium. Shortly after arriving in their new home, the couple adopted three five-year-old boys from different ethnic backgrounds and raised them to become artists in their own right. Now grown, Charlie, Max, and Leo are brought together by their father, who has begun to feel his age. In an attempt to bring his sons closer together, Pablo gives them a mission: travel to Spain and steal a famous and well-guarded bust of the Virgin Mary and return it to Belgium. Immediately complying, the men set about to accomplish their assignment, while managing to truly get to know each other

It is open for the public!

 

French Breakfast 15 March 2014!

In Celebration of Fête de la Francophonie / French Speaking World Festival we are hosting a French Breakfast on 15th March 2014!

Time: 1000am                                                                                                                       Venue: Terrace of Alliance Française  (National Library 1st Floor)                                         AF Members: MVR 80 & Non – Members: MVR 100

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Inauguration of the French Speaking World Festival (Fête de la Francophonie)

What is French Speaking World Festival (Fête de la Francophonie) ?
 
French Speaking World Festival celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language and French speaking communities around the world through a series of cultural events and outreach programs presented throughout 3 weeks in March every year.  
 
Inauguration of the French Speaking World Festival (Fête de la Francophonie) will be held at Jazz Cafe’ on 6th March 2014, 2130hrs! 
Concert Only: AF members MVR 80 & Non members MVR100
French lunch and dinner will be available at Jazz Cafe’. For more information about food:  +960 332 5299
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Annual General Meeting of Alliance Française de Male’ – Maldives 25th Feb 2014

You are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of Alliance Française de Malé. 

It will be held on;
Date: February 25, 2014
Time: 16:30
Venue: AF Office. National Library 1st Floor Medhuziyaarai Magu

Agenda for the meeting:
  1. Apologies
  2. Director’s Report for 2013
  3. Election of office bearers
The General Delegate of Alliance Française de Male’ in Sri Lanka and Maldives will be present at our Annual General Meeting.

Your presence is highly recommended. If one cannot be physically present, a proxy can be given to another member to represent yourself

If you are unable to attend, please notify to info@afmaldives.org 

Club Cine: COMME DES FRÈRES French Comedy directed by Hugo Gélin (2012) – 19 FEB 2014 0830pm @ FE Auditorium, Faculty of Education

CLUB CINE MALE’: 
COMME DES FRÈRES
FRENCH COMEDY DIRECTED BY HUGO GÉLIN (2012) 1hr44min

WEDNESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2014 – 0830PM
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
FE Auditorium, Faculty of Education (Near Billabong School),
Ameenee Magu

FREE FOR AF MEMBERS & MRF 50 FOR NON MEMBERS

Since Charlie is no longer there, the lives of Boris, Elie, and Maxime have been torn apart. These three men, who have nothing in common, all shared one thing: their love for Charlie. One loved her like a sister, one loved her like the woman of his dreams, one loved her like a friend. Except that Charlie is dead and none of them – not Boris, an accomplished businessman, not Elie, a night owl scriptwriter, and not Maxime, still living at home with his mother – know how to deal with it. But because she asked them to do so, they abruptly decide to undertake a journey together, heading for Corsica and the house that Charlie loved so much. Except that here they are stuck in a car together for over 500 miles. It’s going to be a long journey. Boris, Elie and Maxime, three men, three generations, no affinity. But by the time they arrive at their destination, they will have realized one majorly important thing: Charlie has changed their lives forever