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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.


  9 mois ferme By Albert DupontelWith Sandrine Kiberlain, Albert DupontelComedy – 2013 – 82 minsIn French with English subtitles   Ariane Felder is pregnant. This is all the more surprising since this examining magistrate is an old-fashioned single person. But even more surprising is the fact that, according to DNA tests, the father is no other than Bob,…Continue Reading >

07 Jul / 6:30pm - Abuja

German-French Night

Screening of the comedy “French for Beginners” Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 6:30pm Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 18 Libreville Street, off Aminu Kano, Wuse 2, Abuja We all know that learning a foreign language can be hard at times if you don’t have the proper motivation. But what better motivation is there than to impress…Continue Reading >

LULU FEMME NUE By Solveig AnspachWith Karin Viard, Bouli Lanners Drama – 2014 – 90 minsIn French with English subtitles   Following a botched job interview, Lulu decides not to return home, leaving her husband and their three children in the lurch. She premeditated nothing; it all happened quite simply. She steals a few days of freedom for…Continue Reading >

ATTILA MARCEL By Sylvain ChometWith Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette LafontComedy – 2013 – 102 minsIn French with English subtitles   Paul is a sweet man-child, raised – and smothered – by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. Paul’s…Continue Reading >

Life in My City Abuja Exhibition Opening on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 6pm Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) is a celebration of young and talented Nigerian visual artists. It is the largest annual gathering of artists and stakeholders of visual arts in Nigeria. Started in 2007 to encourage artistic creativity and awareness of environmental issues, it provides space…Continue Reading >

22 Jul / 7pm - Abuja

Wednesday French Movie // Le Havre

LE HAVRE By Aki KaurismakiWith André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Kati OutinenDrama – 2011 – 93 minsIn French with English subtitles   In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works as…Continue Reading >

EN attendant le bonheur (Heremakono) Every first Wednesday of the month, we will show an African movie By Abderrahmane Sissako With Khatra Ould Abdel Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed AbeidMauritania  – Drama – 2003 – 96 minsIn French and Hassanya with English subtitles   Before immigrating to the West, Abdallah (Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed) travels to the coastal…Continue Reading >

LES BEAUX JOURS (Bright days ahead) By Marion VernouxWith Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais France – Romance – 2013 – 94 minsIn French with English subtitles   The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit…Continue Reading >

23 Sep / 7pm - Abuja

Wednesday French Movie – Welcome

WELCOME By Philippe LioretWith Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Derya Ayverdi France – Drama – 2009 – 110 minsIn French with English subtitles   Kurdish teen Bilal (Firat Ayverdi) has traveled all the way to the north of France in the hope of reuniting with his girlfriend in England. To get around a legal technicality, he decides to swim…Continue Reading >

LES quatre cents COUPS (the 400 blows) Every last Wednesday of the month, we will show a Classic French Film By François TruffautWith Jean-Pierre Léaud, Guy Decomble, Albert RemyFrance – Drama – 1959 – 124 minsIn French with English subtitles Antoine Doinel is a young boy growing up in Paris during the early 1950s. Misunderstood at home by his parents and tormented in school by…Continue Reading >

The Institut Français and the Ministry of Culture and Communication set out a call for application within their joint residency program at the Cité internationale des arts / Paris – 2016. Who this program is aimed at? The French foreign cultural network as well as French and foreign cultural organizations can submit application for foreign…Continue Reading >

07 Oct / 7pm - Abuja

Wednesday African Movie // Baara

BAARA By Suleymane CISSEWith Balla Moussa Keïta, Baba Niaré, Boubacar KeïtaMali – Drama – 1978 – 124 minsIn Bambara and french with English subtitles   The first feature film ever produced in Mail, Baara (The Porter) is about a young man caught in the growing political and economic tensions of urban Africa. Balla Diarra is a worker…Continue Reading >

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 >

24 Oct - Abuja

LIMCAF // Award night

LIFE IN MY CITY ART FESTIVAL AWARD NIGHT Saturday 25 October 2015 at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu   Mainly driven by a passion for visual arts, Sir Robert Oji started to think about an Arts Festival in Enugu in 2006. The next year, the first Life in My City Art Festival (the LIMCAF) was born…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 >

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