For more than 20 years, the French Institute has been relaying Documentary Film Month internationally. In November 2020, a range of around 20 documentaries, including seven recently created documentaries, released in theaters or noticed at festivals, is offered to the network and its partners. Two themes are also offered, Enclosure and Adolescence, four African films and two restored and digitized heritage documentaries. Click here to watch for free without registration.


Somebody Told Me
An Audio Theater Experience
Put on your headphones, sit back and make yourself comfortable! Are you ready? Come and follow the adventure of 5 travelers embarking on a dreamy, fun and quirky journey aboard a hot-air balloon.
Somebody Told Me was born out of an international collaboration between five actors who have selected poems and plays to be read via Zoom. It offers an audio voyage through theatrical readings of French and South-African literary masterpieces. It will feature renowned authors such as Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Victor Hugo and Arthur Rimbaud on the French side, Neil Coppen, Penny Youngleson and Malika Lueen Ndlovu on the South African side, but also original creations from the actors themselves.
The audio experience is mainly in English but include a few extracts in French.
Cast:
Ameera Patel (SA), William Harding (SA), Hadar Dimand (ISR), Alexandre Ruby (FR), Stéphane Deleau (FR).
Extracts to be read:
– Home is where you are , Malika Lueen Ndlovu
– Tin Bucket Drum , Neil Coppen
– Wake , Penny Youngleson
– The Little Prince , Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
– Invitation to travel , Charles Baudelaire
– Travel to Belgium , Victor Hugo
– Sensation , Arthur Rimbaud
– Happy who like Ulysses , Joachim du Bellay
Duration: 45 minutes
> Dates:
Nov 12, 6pm (on Zoom)
Nov 14, 11am (on Zoom)
The event is FREE, registration is compulsory, book here: https://bit.ly/2U2c9ab
> ONLINE : From anywhere in the world on Zoom.

In partnership with the Association Française du Cinéma d’Animation, the French Institute is extending the Animation Film Festival abroad for the 10th consecutive year. Watch from October 14 to 31, 2020, animated feature films and short films at home for free!

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