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The Painting Le Tableau Animated fantasy, 2011, 1h16 Free entry. English Subtitles.  A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete. Three kinds of characters live in this painting: the Toupins, who are entirely painted, the Pafinis, who lack a few colors, and the Reufs, who…Continue Reading >

Wednesday 7 December 2016 @ 7pm The screening of “The First Lady”, winner of the Nollywood Week festival in Paris, is cancelled and replaced by: AdamaAnimation, fiction, 2015, 1h25 In 1914, 12 year-­old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies “the land of breaths”, the kingdom…Continue Reading >

Documentary, 2014, 52 min Nollywood is one of the greatest cinema producers in the world, before the north American Hollywood. Haitan actor Jimmy Jean-Louis takes us into this contemporary genre of cinema, at the heart of a proud and straight-forward Africa.  

Wednesday 16 November  As I open my eyes  Fiction, 2014, 1h42 English subtitles, free entry Linked with the Quarterly Talk “New shapes of feminism”, and the two dance shows performed by Tunisian dancers, As I open my eyes raises the issue of the role of women in contemporary Tunisian society. Tunis, summer 2010, a few…Continue Reading >

Séraphine Fiction, 2008, 2h06 Followed by a discussion with environmental artist Ifesinachi Nwanyanwu English subtitles. Free entry. Though being a housekeeper, in her off-hours Séraphine turned to natural elements of the outdoor world, with which she felt a tremendous degree of emotional and spiritual communion. Séraphine channeled these undying passions through painting. Her life took…Continue Reading >

2 – 5 November Opening ceremony on Wednesday 2 November at 6pm Every week day at 7pm, Saturday 5 at 3pm and 7pm In partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria. The animated film festival was created in France in 2001 with the aim of promoting this genre of cinema as well as its creators…Continue Reading >

By Jean-Paul Jaud France – documentary – 2008 – 1h47 In the frame of Goût de France English subtitles 7pm – Free Entry A brave initiative by a French village to serve organic meals in schools. A no-holds-barred picture of the environmental tragedy facing this young generation.  

09 Mar / 19:00 - Abuja

Wednesday French movie // Yema

Yema By Djamila Sahraoui France, Algeria – fiction – 2012 – 1h30. In the frame of the international women’s day English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry In a small abandoned house isolated in the Algerian countryside, Ouardia has buried her son Tarik. She suspects her other son Ali, leader of an armed group, to be…Continue Reading >

02 Mar / 19:00 - Abuja

Wednesday French movie // Timbuktu

  By Abderrahmane Sissako France, Mali – fiction – 2014 – 1h37min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully with his wife, his daughter and their shepherd. In town, people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. But their destiny…Continue Reading >

By David-Pierre Fila France – documentary – 2015 – 2h06min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry The film makes us travel through the African coasts, the basin of the Congo, Cuba, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, in a journey tempered with familiar notes, all eager to blend the essence of this African musical art. The result is harmony…Continue Reading >

By Michel K. Zongo.   France – documentary – 2015 – 1h30min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry The Faso Fani textile factory in Koudougou, Burkina Faso was an economic success story until it fell victim to a neo-liberal economic policy in 2001. The filmmaker goes to meet the ex-workers 10 years later…

03 Feb / 19:00 - Abuja

Wednesday French movie // Hope

By Boris Lojkine. With Justin Wang and Endurance Newton. France – drama – 2013 – 1h26min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry. On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who’s following the same dream. Léonard fuit le Cameroun, Hope le Nigéria. Rapprochés par le hasard après avoir traversé le…Continue Reading >

09 Dec / 16:30 - Abuja

Human Rights Day

On the eve of the 2015 Human Rights Day, we kindly invite you on Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 4:30pm to attend a panel discussion on violence against women and girls in the North-East of Nigeria and the screening of “The Man Who Mends Women”, a documentary by Thierry Michel picturing the action of the…Continue Reading >

LES HERITIERS (ONCE IN A LIFETIME) By Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar With Ariane Ascaride, Ahmed Drame, Amine Lansari, Geneviève Mnich, Noémie MerlantFrance – Drama – 2014 – 105minsIn French with English subtitles Based on a true story, the film chronicles the relationship of a teacher with teenagers who have long since dropped out of the school system….Continue Reading >

  CLOSING EVENT Saturday 28 November 2015 – 6:00pm The French Embassy in Nigeria in partnership with the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, the European Union, the British High Commission in Nigeria and the German Embassy in Nigeria present the documentary: Nowhere To Run: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis, by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Nigeria, 2015,…Continue Reading >

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