French learner and cinephile? Here is your page!
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
Cinema workshops
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 the true story of Les Éblouis, by Sarah Suco. Join us at Het Ketelhuis on December 14th, from 7PM to 9PM. It will be followed by a discussion in French. Subtitles in English. 

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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 a film chosen by the public! Join us at Café Brecht on January 31st, from 6:30PM to 8PM, to attend this event. Subtitles in English. 


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FRench-Speaking Movies in Dutch Theaters


Fanny Liatard & Jeremy Trouilh

Youri, 16, grew up in Gagarin, a huge city of red bricks in Ivry-sur-Seine, where he dreams of becoming a cosmonaut. When he learns that she is threatened with demolition, Youri decides to join in the resistance. With the complicity of Diana, Houssam, and the inhabitants, his mission is to save the city, which has become his "spaceship".

In theaters from the 4th of November.


Valérie Lemercier

Quebec, late 1960s, Sylvette and Anglomard welcome their 14th child: Aline. In the Dieu family, music reigns supreme and when Aline grows up we discover a gift to her, she has a golden voice. When he hears that voice, music producer Guy-Claude has just one thing in mind - to make Aline the greatest singer in the world. Supported by her family and guided by the experience and then the budding love of Guy-Claude, they will together write the pages of an extraordinary destiny.

In theaters from the 18th of November.


Laura Wandel

Nora wants nothing more than to make friends at her new primary school. But in the schoolyard she sees that her big brother Abel is being harassed. If she wants to help him, things go from bad to worse. While her father wants her to speak, her brother wants her to remain silent, leaving Nora with a tearing choice.

In theaters from the 25th of November.

Interview of Céline Sciamma by Alliance Française Amsterdam

Interview of Céline Sciamma by Alliance Française Amsterdam
for the release of Petite Maman, from the 16th of September (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!  

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.

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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