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Our events for cinephiles  
Cinema workshops
French cinema in dutch theaters
Tapis Rouge

Our events for cinephiles

Soirée ciné 

The Alliance Française Amsterdam, in collaboration with Het Ketelhuis, is present to you Soirée ciné. The next film that will be screened is the environmental thriller Rouge, by Farid Bentoumi. Join us at Het Ketelhuis on October 12, from 7PM to 10PM. It will be followed by a discussion in French.

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Ciné classique

The Alliance Française Amsterdam is happy to present you its event Ciné-classique in collaboration with Institut Français, during which L'Homme de Rio, with Jean-Paul Belmondo, will be screened. Join us at Café Brecht on September 27, from 6PM to 9PM, to attend this event.  

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Cinema Workshops

cours cinéma

Ça tourne !

Saturday, from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.
09 october - 11 december 

An interactive course to learn all about about French Cinema! You will watch extracts, analyze scenes and discover the specifics of the French film industry.

French cinema in dutch theaters 

Petite Maman, from the 16th of September, distributed by 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.


“Spellbinding... A moving jewel of a film about memory, friendship and kin... Céline Sciamma’s beautiful fairytale reverie is occasioned by the dual mysteries of memory and the future: simple, elegant and very moving. An artistic masterstroke on Sciamma’s part. What a superb movie – a jewel of this year’s Berlin film festival.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

“Céline Sciamma returns with a poetic, touching vision of childhood and mothering in the throes of grief. Haunting and extremely touching. A deeply imaginative film. Moving, original and stimulating, and beautifully open to interpretation.”

Dave Calhoun, Time Out

“Sciamma’s jewel-like Petite Maman finds the filmmaker literally returning to her roots for another exquisite coming-of-age story about a young girl on the precipice of some new self-understanding. A wise and delicate wisp of a movie. For 72 minutes, everyone can hear each other as clearly as if they were speaking to themselves. If only it could last forever.”

David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“A beautiful and mysterious excursion into child's play. Could have been a Miyazaki fantasy. Sciamma is a gifted director of children [who] has always shown impeccable skill at illuminating her characters, and Petite Maman is a beguiling continuation of her work in its purest form.”

David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“Wonderfully intuitive... Playful without being twee. Sciamma has made a film that children can also appreciate on their own level. An 8-year-old makes a special connection, and so will audiences.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

Adieu les cons, from the 29th of July, distributed by Cinéart

ADIEU LES CONS is the new cinema hit from France; a comedy drama by Albert Dupontel (AU REVOIR LA-HAUTE) starring Virginie Efira (BENEDETTA, DIX POUR CENT).

Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira), 43, is told that she is seriously ill, and decides to look for the son she had to give up as a teenager. During her search, she meets Monsieur Cuchas (Albert Dupontel), a man in his fifties who is struggling with a burnout. The blind archivist Blin (Nicolas Marié) also goes out with them. The three of them embark on a spectacular, unlikely quest. ADIEU LES CONS won seven Césars (French Oscars) including Best Picture and was the opening film of the French film festival Tapis Rouge..

Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait, from the 12th of August, distributed by Cherry Pickers

New film by Emmanuel Mouret (Mademoiselle de Jonquières, Fais-moi Plaisir) starring Camélia Jordana and Niels Schneider (César du meilleur espoir masculin 2017). 

Waiting for her boyfriend (Vincent Macaigne) to join her on a country vacation, three months pregnant Daphné (Camélia Jordana) bonds with his cousin Maxime (Niels Schneider), and their shared intimacy brings them closer together into a full fledged love affair.

The movie will be shown in Amsterdam at: Pathé Tuschinski, Het Ketelhuis, Pathé City, Pathé Buitenhof, Verkadefabriek, Cacao Fabriek, MIMIK Film, Plaza Futura, Concordia Cinema, Lumière Filmtheater, Filmtheater Fraterhuis, Louis Hardlooper Complex, Cinema Oostereiland, Cinema Enkhuizen, Filmtheater Gigant, Filmtheater Cinebergen, Ledeltheater, de Fabriek, de Lieve Vrouw, Cinecity Terneuzen, Cinecity Vlissingen, Filmtheater Zierikzee and Filmtheater Luxor. 

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.

Partners of Tapis Rouge 2020 

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