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Did you miss any of our past events at Institut Francais du Nigeria in Abuja? No need to worry! You can view them here from our archive.These events range from our past movies to cultural activities by either our organization or any of our partners. Feel free to contact us for further information.


LE NOM DES GENS (THE NAMES OF LOVE) By Michel LeclercWith Sara Forestier, Jacques GamblinFrance – Comedy – 2010 – 100minsIn French with English subtitles   The film is semi-biographical, documenting the life of a young woman who uses sex as a weapon to influence right-wing individuals and conservative Muslims. Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier), a…Continue Reading >

BANDE DE FILLES (GIRLHOOD) By Céline SciammaWith Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay KaramohFrance – Drama – 2014 – 113minsIn French with English subtitles   Girlhood (French: Bande de filles, Gang of Girls) is a 2014 French drama film directed by Céline Sciamma who starring Karidja Toure. It is a coming of age film that focuses…Continue Reading >

This year, the Institut Français du Nigeria has decided to invite the Japanese Embassy to participate in its “Fête du Cinéma d’Animation” and is now called the “French-Japanese Animated Film Festival”. The French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (please use #FJAFF on social media) will be held on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of October 2015…Continue Reading >

The French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF) will officially open on Thursday 29th October 2015. Presentation of the full programme of the festival Introduction and Q&A with M. Yoshihiro Shimizu, General Manager, Tezuka Productions Co. Ltd., Japan Screening of Jungle Emperor Leo by Yoshio Takeuchi, Japan, 1997, 100mins, in English. Original story by Osamu Tezuka. A…Continue Reading >

30 Oct / 19:00 - Abuja

FJAFF // Mind Game // Japan

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): Mind Game (マインド・ゲーム), a 2004 Japanese animated feature film, produced and primarily animated by Studio 4°C and adapted and directed by Masaaki Yuasa. This award-winning film is a journey of self-discovery based on Japan’s cult underground comic “Mind Game” by Robin Nishi. The story follows Nishi…Continue Reading >

31 Oct / 17:30 - Abuja

FJAFF // Short movies // France

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): Cul de bouteille (Speaky Four Eyes) by Jean-Claude Rozec, France, 2010, 9mins, in French with English subtitles The news is bad : his extreme shortsightedness means that Arnaud must wear glasses. But not just any glasses : large clumsy frames that make his ears stick out…Continue Reading >

31 Oct / 19:00 - Abuja

FJAFF // Genius Party // Japan

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): Genius Party, is a Japanese anthology dedicated to short animated films from Studio 4°C released on July 7, 2007. The seven short movies are: “Genius Party” by Atsuko Fukushima “Shanghai Dragon” by Shoji Kawamori “Deathtic 4” by Shinji Kimura “Doorbell” by Yoji Fukuyama “Limit Cycle” by…Continue Reading >

LA Pirogue By Moussa TouréWith Souleyman Seye Ndiaye, Laïty FallSenegal – Drama – 2012 – 87minsIn French and Wolof with English subtitles   A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects…Continue Reading >

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): Afterschool Midnighters, by Hitoshi Takekiyo, Japan, 2012, 95mins, in Japanese with English subtitles Three elementary school girls, Mako, Miko and Mutsuko decide to investigate the legends behind their school, St. Claire Elementary. As a lark they decide to vandalize the science room’s human anatomy model Kunstrijk,…Continue Reading >

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): A FRENCH ANIMATED FILM EVENING Une petite histoire de l’image animée by Joris Clerté, France, 2006, 3:30mins Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage by Bastien Dubois, France, 2013, 12mins. A tourist’s travelogue showcases the importance of death, dance and traditions in Malagasy society. Les Triplettes de Belleville by…Continue Reading >

07 Nov / 13:30 - Abuja

FJAFF // Princess Arete // Japan

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): Princess Arete (アリーテ姫 Arīte Hime) is a 2001 animated film released by Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C based on Diana Coles’s 1983 story The Clever Princess. The film is a non-traditional approach to the standard tales of fairy tale princesses, and it is known in Japan…Continue Reading >

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): Découvrir l’ailleurs, 9 short animated documentaries, by Images en Bibliothèques and AFCA, France, 2014, 64mins, in French with English subtitles. Les Pieds verts de Elsa Duhamel, 4’10, 2012 La Sole entre l’eau et le sable de Angèle Chiodo, 15’, 2011 Miniyamba de Luc Perez, 14’35, 2012…Continue Reading >

07 Nov / 19:00 - Abuja

FJAFF // Genius Party Beyond // Japan

As part of the French-Japanese Animated Film Festival (FJAFF): Genius Party Beyond by Omnibus, Japan, 2008, 82mins, in Japanese with English subtitles. This is a sequel of Genius Party and includes most of the films which were finished but not included in the original Genius Party. Gala by Mahiro Maeda Moondrive by Kazuto Nakazawa Wanwa…Continue Reading >

11 Nov / 7pm - Abuja

Wednesday French Movie // Geronimo

GEronimo By Tony Gatliff With Céline Sallette, Rachid Yous, David MurgiaFrance – Action/Drama – 2014 – 105minsIn French with English subtitles   South of France. In the sultry August heat, Geronimo, a young social educator, tries to ease tensions between the youngsters of the St Pierre neighborhood. The mood changes when Nil Terzi, a teenage…Continue Reading >

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