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Let's discover our Soirée Ciné, our cinematography workshops, our interviews and the recent French films releases in the Netherlands. 

Our events for cinephiles  
French-speaking movies in Dutch Theaters
Interview of Céline Sciamma by Alliance Française Amsterdam
Tapis Rouge

Our events for cinephiles

Soirée Ciné 

The Alliance Française Amsterdam, in collaboration with Het Ketelhuis, is glad to present to you Soirée ciné. The next film that will be screened is Madeleine Collins, by Antoine Barraud. Join us at Het Ketelhuis on June 14 from 7PM to 9PM. It will be followed by a discussion in French. Subtitles in dutch. 

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The Alliance Française Amsterdam is happy to present to you its Ciné-club in collaboration with Institut Français. Next screening will be Ascenceur pour l'Echafaud (1958), directed by Louis Malle. Join us at Café Brecht on May 30, from 6:30PM to 8PM, to attend this event. Subtitles in English. 

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FRench-Speaking Movies in Dutch Theaters

For members of Alliance Française Amsterdam, a special discount is available of the following films on the website of cinéma Rialto with use of promo code afrialto. A presentation of your membership confirmation email will be requested.


Audrey Diwan

Based on the novel by Annie Ernaux. France, 1963. Anne, a promising student, becomes pregnant. She decides to have an abortion, ready to do to dispose of her body and her future. She sets out alone in a race against time, defying the law. The exams exams are approaching, her belly is getting bigger.

In theaters from the 21st of April.


Jacques Audiard

Paris, 13th District is a vibrant adaptation of Adrian Tomine’s graphic novel Killing and Dying, a tale of young love filmed in sumptuous black and white. Palme d’Or winner Jacques Audiard (The Sisters Brothers, AF FFF19) paints a picture of a district of Paris, an era and a generation. Paris, 13th District is foremost a film about youth where disillusionment is met with dramatic change to occupations, lifestyles, and love lives as the characters compete against fleeting connections in the digital age.

In theaters from the 28th of April.

Interview of Céline Sciamma by Alliance Française Amsterdam

Interview of Céline Sciamma by Alliance Française Amsterdam
for the release of Petite Maman, on the 16th of September 2021 (Cinéart)

In official competition at Toronto International Film Festival and Berlinale, Céline Sciamma's  (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) latest film is a poetic coming-of-age tale about grief and child-parent relationships. 

8-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mom, Marion, used to play and built the treehouse she’s heard so much about. One day her mother abruptly leaves. That’s when Nelly meets a girl her own age in the woods building a treehouse. Her name is Marion.

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Read the Interview in English! Read the Interview in English!  

Alliance française Amsterdam is the co-creator of Tapis Rouge Festival with Cinéart and fondation Echappée belle and official partner of the frans film festival for 2019 and 2020 editions. At Het Ketelhuis, de Filmhallen and Pathé Tuschinski, more than 30 French movies were screened for an international audience, including school screenings. With exclusive premieres, interviews and Q&A sessions, Tapis Rouge offers the best of French cinema in the Netherlands.

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