Alice Kaplan on Albert Camus's "L'Etranger"

May 12, 2016
Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Alice Kaplan, newly named as the John M. Musser Professor of French, is an award-winning author whose research interests include World War II and post-war France, literature and law, biography and autobiography, and French cultural studies.
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3rd Festival of French Classical Music in Mountain View

May 12, 2016 – May 14, 2016
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

The Third Festival of French Classical Music is presented in Mountain View in May by the Alliance Française Silicon Valley. This year’s festival will include two all‐French programs on May 12 &...Read More »

"My Golden Days", by Arnaud Desplechin

In theaters on April 8, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother’s madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him...Read More »

"Marguerite", by Xavier Giannoli

In theaters on April 1, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

1921, not far from Paris. A wealthy woman who loves to sing for her friends gets into trouble when she decides to perform in front of real audiences. Starring Catherine Frot.

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59th San Francisco International Film Festival

April 21, 2016 – May 5, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 21-May 5 at the Castro Theatre, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, the Roxie Theater and the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco and BAMPFA in Berkeley....Read More »

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

February 6, 2016 – May 15, 2016
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, the first major international presentation of Pierre Bonnard’s work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century....Read More »

Jean-Michel Othoniel: Artworks in San Francisco

Multiple Locations, San Francisco, CA.

Two large-scale sculptures from French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel were installed last week: La Rose des Vents at the Conservatory of Flowers in the Golden Gate Park, and Peony, The Knot of Shame at 836M Gallery.

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Barthes Vision: an online image collection


Roland Barthes would have turned one hundred years old in 2015 ! To celebrate this, the Institut Français is inviting Internet users to take part in a unique digital experience: viewing reality through Roland Barthes’ eyes, by contributing to a major image collection.

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Albertine Books in French and English Available Across the U.S.

February 2015

A new reading room and bookshop, Albertine Books in French and English, opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York with 14,000 titles from 30 French-speaking countries. An accompanying online shop (albertine.com) has just launched and offers the...Read More »

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