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Minga and the broken spoon

Minga and the broken spoon
 | Alliance française du Manitoba, 934 Corydon
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Dive into that Christmas' spirit with the screening of "Minga et la cuillère cassée" by the Alliance française! 
"Minga et la cuillère cassée" is the first Cameroonese animation movie, and tells the story of a young orphan, Minga, living with an old, grumbling woman. As she throws Minga out for a broken cuiller, a surpriseful adventures begins for the young girl! 
English subtitles are not available for this movie.
Aschenti Cocoa is sponsoring this event and will offer free chocolates for the kids! Thank you to them for their support!

RADIO: Alliance Française on ICI Manitoba

RADIO: Alliance Française on ICI Manitoba
 | Manitoba
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Every two weeks, Alan Nobili and Nicole Jowett from the Alliance Française of Manitoba are on air with Martine Bordeleau on the daily radio program l'Actuel on ICI Manitoba (88.1 FM). After our segment "Funny French Language" that dissects expressions and words of the French language, we reveal the cultural agenda of the Alliance Française of Manitoba and share a new French track.


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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This award-wining adaptation of King Ubu has garnered much praise – the objects' raw form and the performance's frenetic pace are perfectly suited for Jarry's cruel farce. Since its creation, Ubu has been performed over 850 times in Québec, Mexico, Brazil and Europe! Two armies of French baguettes face each other in a stand-off as tomato bombs explode, an egg beater hovers over fleeing troops and molasses-blood splatters on fork-soldiers as they charge Père Ubu. Anything goes as Poland's fate is sealed on a tabletop! Multiple film references spice things up as two performers hammer-out a small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery.

Ciné/Feel: Where the Poppies Grow

Ciné/Feel: Where the Poppies Grow
 | 934 Corydon Avenue
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Where do the images of the First World War that haunt our imagination come from ? To actually visualize the Great War, rather than just hearing about it, to portray it and bring it to life again : that is what today’s comic books capable of. By delving into archives and historical accounts, the comic book illustrators in this film take us back in time. They bring the First World War to life in our imagination : their drawings are more than just strokes of a pen. These major artists have made the Great War the main subject of their graphic narratives. In their company, we will try to trace the fragmented memory of 1914 – 1918 as a comic book chronicle. This film is in French with English subtitles and is being shown in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.


 | French Way Café
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Come and celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with us with a delicious dinner!


 | Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones
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Slimane Zeghidour is a writer and journalist. Born in Kabylie in 1953, he grew up in Erraguene, a regroupment camp, and learned to read and write with young French people. He moved to Paris in 1974 and began as an illustrator for Libération and Pilote before embarking on a career as a writer and reporter (Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, Géo, Télérama, El País, La Vie). He is the chief editor at TV5 Monde. He is the author of La Vie quotidienne à La Mecque (Hachette, 1989) which received the Clio Prize for History, Le Voile et la bannière (Hachette, 1990), L’Algérie en couleurs with Tramor Quemeneur (Les Arènes, 2011). The discussionw will be followed by a panel organized in collaboration with Accueil Francophone and Réseau Immigration Francophone. This will take place at the Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, on 219 Provencher. Free.


 | Forth - 171 McDermot
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required.

Meetup event

SPOKEN WORD #1 - season 2018-2019

SPOKEN WORD #1 - season 2018-2019
 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Come share your words in any language you wish to use, and help us build a strong community of poets.

Bring your voice and your instruments, we'll be there to listen.

In 2018-2019, the host is Amber O’Reilly, a multilingual spoken word artist and poet. Born under Yellowknife’s midnight sun, she has lived in Winnipeg since 2013. Amber has performed at Northwords NWT, Speaking Crow, Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Thin Air and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and published in the Winnipeg Free Press, L'Aquilon and Oratorealis. She writes theatre reviews for La Liberté and is a board member of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français and Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

This first edition of the 18/19 Spoken Word will take place at the Alliance française du Manitoba, on 934 Corydon.
Entrance is free and open to all.


 | Cineplex Silvercity Saint-Vital
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba is a proud partner of Cinémental,the Francophone film festival in Manitoba. This year, we are presenting "At War" with Vincent Lindon. Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs. In French with English subtitles.


 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
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This year again, we are a proud partner of Cinémental, the francophone films festival in Manitoba. We present Custody , a 2017 French  film directed by Xavier Legrand. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion. Supremely crafted and performed, this contemporary French thriller about a broken marriage and ensuing custody battle is a gripping, edge-of-seat drama that never lets up. In French with English subtitles.


 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
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Stand up comedy 50% in French et 50% en anglais.  How many kisses do you have to do when saying hello? Pourquoi y a-t-il 15 jours dans 2 semaines? Why are French anglicisms not real English words?
Ce sont des questions que Paul Taylor se pose tous les jours. Paul is a bilingual Brit confused about his identity. Il parle français comme un Froggy mais il pense comme un Rosbif. This is why, in 2015, he quit his job at Apple to take to the stage and find some answers.


 | Cordova Tapas & Wine 93 Albert Street
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What now? Join the Alliance Française du Manitoba at Cordova bar for an après Nuit Blanche afterparty. Francophone and francophile DJs will spin French-inspired experimental and rare electronic tracks, from Femminielli to Flavien Berger, going all night for a real nuit blanche. Step into an interactive poetry machine to add your own French touch to the dance floor.


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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What lessons can be gathered from a discussion between two writers who share stories that make us question the very ideas of morality and forgiveness? Join Rhéal Cenerini and François Gilbert at Alliance Française for Sowing Compassion, one of the first sessions of the Thin Air International Writers Festival. Expect an evening of lively exchanges with these two talented artists. Appetizers and drinks will be served.


 | Manyfest (Lakeside Lounge Stage)
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Did you love our event Discotheque on Ice in February? The Alliance Française DJs are back for a scorching free summer event!

Alliance Française du Manitoba, in collaboration with ManyFest Winnipeg, invites you to celebrate the summer heat by busting out your coolest moves. Local francophone and guest francophile artists from all over Canada will spin French inspired disco and electronic tracks, from Ceronne to Daft Punk, at the Lakeside Lounge Stage. Keep the summer going and join us for dancing under the stars!


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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To celebrate the start of the new school year, l'Alliance invites you to its first Kids' Movie Night! "A Cat in Paris" is an Oscar-nominated cartoon that tells the story of Dino, a cat who lives his life between two houses. By day, he lives with Zoé, the daughter of the police chief. By night he scales the roofs of Paris with Nico, a skilled burglar. Meanwhile at the police station, Zoé's mom needs to stop a jewel thief and keep her eyes on a piece of art coveted by the criminal Costa. The movie is rated PG but does have some moments that might be sad or scary, so it is recommended for kids over five. It is in French with English subtitles. The movie is free and so is the popcorn!


 | Gimli Theatre 72 2nd Avenue
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Xavier Legrand | France | 2017

The Gimli Film Festival is once again offering a French language series this year and the Alliance Française du Manitoba is proud to present one of these films. CUSTODY is the story of a broken marriage which leads to a bitter custody battle for a son who is forced to fight for himself.

The film will screen July 27 at 10:30am and July 28 at 5:30pm


 | Boulevard Provencher
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The French community and the Alliance Française du Manitoba invite Winnipeggers to celebrate Bastille Day, France’s National Day. "Blues Blanc Rouge" is the ideal way to mark this special occasion. This free public event will consist of live music, as well as artisanal cheese and wine tastings. With the support of la La Maison des artistes visuels and Le 100 NONS, we will bring life, culture and entertainment to the gardens surrounding Saint-Boniface’s old city hall.


 | Sculpture Garden, Old City Hall, Saint-Boniface
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This year again, the French community and the Alliance Française du Manitoba invite Winnipeggers to celebrate Bastille Day, in a demonstration of French joie de vivre. From 5 to 9 pm, Blues, Blanc, Rouge is a free outdoor event with music by Kelly Bado, artisanal cheese, waffles and wine tastings, and more! 


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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On Tuesday, July 10th, starting at 1PM, an unprecedented francophone sportive dual will be held: France-Belgium, for the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia! Free pizza will also be offered ! Don't miss this occasion that may see France reach the World Cup final !


 | West End Cultural Centre
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Alliance Française du Manitoba is excited to partner with Jazz Winnipeg to present Guillaume Perret at the 2018 Winnipeg Jazz Festival! Perret is a virtuoso jazz saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer from Annecy, France. After recording two excellent albums with his group Electric Epic, French saxophonist Guillaume Perret went solo with Free in 2016: with funky grooves and abstract harmonies, impressions of a retro-futurist Africa and post-psychedelic U-turns, it’s a fusion of all forms of jazz, where all influences collide. He will join Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin at the West End Cultural Centre.


 | 934 Corydon Avenue
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Join the Alliance Française du Manitoba in welcoming the summer with a free performance by talented local bilingual artist Rayannah.

Rayannah creates soundscapes from scratch by running voice, breath, synth and percussion through loop pedals. Underscored by intricate beat-making, her visceral lyrics in French and English rise above it all, offering a glimpse into her experiences both dark and sweet. Having released her debut EP Boxcar Lullabies in 2015, Rayannah is now unveiling music from her forthcoming album, beginning with her first single, En attendant demain.


 | 934 Corydon Avenue
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There is nothing like a fun night of board games with good people… en français s'il vous plaît! The night is free and open to everyone from children to adults, from beginners to game-addicts. There will be a range of games, some well-known and some new ones, whether you are looking for strategy or silliness, competition or collaboration. It will be a fun and relaxed opportunity to meet new people and play in French!                 


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Friday June 8th 7pm | FREE Ciné/FEEL presents Patients (2017) by Grand Corps Malade & Mehdi Idir

"Patients" is the story of a rebirth, a chaotic journey of victories and defeats, tears and bursts of laughter, but above all encounters: we do not heal alone. "Patients" is one of these movies that will change your life and transport you far far away. It would be a mistake to not give a chance to an experience like that. The story is touching and beautiful, the tone is rough but funny as well. Acting is simply amazing and incredibly natural.


 | Université de Saint-Boniface
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April 21 | 1:30pm- 6:30pm | Université de Saint-Boniface Room 1214 +1218 - FREE

Come discover this little salon full of poetic ideas and experiences presented by Maison Gabrielle-Roy. Experienced franco-manitoban authors and budding writers alike will come together to share their works-in-progress. There will be readings, a poetry marathon, exchanges with the authors as well as a francophone editor, a conference on author's rights, and more. You can also participate, at home or in the street, through Facebook Live to add your perspective! Kids and adults welcome!


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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19h | FREE Ciné/FEEL presents Nocturama by Bertrand Bonnello ("Saint Laurent," "House of Tolerance")
With Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Mezian

Morning in Paris. A group of disillusioned young people each play their part in a strange game weaving through the metro and streets of the capital. They have a dangerous plan and act on it with precision. Their work is done. The night begins.


 | Université de Saint-Boniface (FREE)
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Dans la cadre des célébrations de la Francophonie du mois de mars 2018, participez à une dictée extraite de l'oeuvre de Gabrielle Roy, organisée parLa Maison Gabrielle-Roy et l'Alliance Française du Manitoba en partenariat avec la Bibliothèque Gabrielle Roy à Québec.  Qu'importe le nombre de fautes sur votre copie, le résultat reste anonyme ! Tous les participants inscrits peuvent gagner un des 3 lots offerts. Pas de perdant, pas de gagnant. Un simple tirage au sort parmi tous les participants inscrits à la dictée 2018 désignera 3 gagnants, qui se verront offrir un lot.


 | Winnipeg Cinematheque ($6 for students & members)
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From March 15 to March 18
"Kidnappers, Scammers & Party Animals"! The Alliance Française French Film Festival is back for its fourth edition! Organized by Alliance Française du Manitoba and Winnipeg Cinematheque as a part of the 23rd edition of the French Language and Francophonie week, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is an invitation to discover films from different times and places and experience the sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France. All films are shown at Winnipeg Cinematheque and come with English subtitles.


 | Centenial Concert Hall & Saint-Claude Church
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Invited by the WSO, conductor Yaron Traub, Music Director of the Orquesta de Valencia, directs a tour of Spain with french guitar virtuoso Gaëlle Solal. Gypsy castanets, flamenco guitar, jota dance, Iberian sunshine… an antidote to February’s fury. Manuel de Falla was the soul of Spanish music for half a century. On Sunday afternoon, Gaëlle will head for Manitba's countryside and play a recital in the church of Francophone village Saint-Claude.


 | At the Forks on the Ice Trail (FREE)
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Presented by Alliance Francaise du Manitoba and part of Rendez Vous on Ice, this is a party on the ice with a great line up of local dj’s and performers brought together to share their love of French music from Serge Gainsbourg to Daft Punk!
Come dance the night away! 



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December 15 | 7pm | Free
Join us for a movie screening of In Bed with Victoria, a film about a lawyer in a sticky situation. Presented in French with English Subtitles.



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Friday, November 17 at 7pm@ Alliance Française du Manitoba - Free
GOOD LUCK ALGERIA  film by Farid Bentoumi
with Sami Bouajila, Franck Gastambide, Chiara Mastroianni

Sam and Stephane are two friends and associates working together in their workshop designing hand-crafted high-quality skis. To promote their skis, their business being put in jeopardy by the competition from the larger brands, they take a crazy gamble and decide to qualify Sam for the Winter Games in cross-country skiing under the flag of his father's country, Algeria..



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Burton Cummins Theatre - 7:30pm - November 12
One of France's biggest comedy stars, Gad Elmaleh, is coming to Winnipeg with his new show Oh My Gad. Gad Elmaleh is arguably the biggest and most loved comedic star in France. Often referred to as the Seinfeld of France, Gad made history when he was the first to sell out the prestigious Olympia in Paris for 7 consecutive weeks. In North America, Gad has made guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central's The Daily Show and was featured on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. All performances are in English.



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ANNULEE
Du 30 octobre au 1er novembre à Winnipeg, Saint-Boniface et Saint-Claude

En partenariat avec l’Université du Manitoba et du Centre d’études franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest, l'Alliance Française du Manitoba est fière d’organiser une magnifique tournée qui vise à mettre en valeur la vitalité de la francophonie manitobaine, et en particulier sa littérature, présente et passée.



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From October 30 to November 1st in Winnipeg, Saint-Boniface and Saint Claude
In partnership with the University of Manitoba and Centre d’études franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest, lthe Alliance Française du Manitoba is proud to oganize Frederique Bruyas's tour in Manitoba. The French artist will read texts from Franco-Manitoban authors from now and yesterday.



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Festival Cinémental 2017 - "120 Beats Per Minutes"
Movie Screening with English Subtitles - 5pm - October 22nd - Silver City Saint-Votal

We are proudly co-presenting "120 Beats Minutes" by director Robin Campillo, the movie that will represent France at the Academy Award Ceremeony in 2018.

Sugar Sammy at the Burton Cummins

Sugar Sammy at the Burton Cummins

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Burton Cummins Theatre - 7pm - October 21 2017
We have tickets to offer to our students and members for the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, featuring Canadian bilingual comedian Sammy Sugar in Winnipeg on October 21st at 7PM! Don't miss this hilarious show; try to win one of the two pairs of tickets we are giving away! Only for our students and members ! Send a message to culture@afmanitoba.ca  May the luckiest win! Contest deadline: October 16!



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Friday, September 9th to September 29th @ Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway.- Free
The Alliance Française du Manitoba is proud to present Vimy 100 Je me souviens at the Manitoba Legislative Building. This exhibit is the result of the reflections of photojournalist Racheal McCaig on the magnificence of a monument commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge



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Friday, September 15 at 7pm@ Alliance Française du Manitoba - Free
L'EFFET AQUATIQUE // THE TOGETHER PROJECT is Sólveig Anspach last movie. She was an Icelandic-French film director and screenwriter. Born to an American father and an Icelandic mother, Anspach spent most of her life living and working in France. Anspach died after a long battle with breast cancer on 7 August 2015 at the age of 54

Samir, a lanky forty-year-old crane operator in Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris, falls madly in love with Agathe. As she is a swimming coach at the local pool, he decides to take lessons with her, even though he is a perfect swimmer. Screened in French with English subtitles.



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Friday, July 14 - 5-11pm @ Jardin des sculptures, 219 Provencher Blvd.- Free
This year again, the French community and the Alliance Française du Manitoba invite Winnipeggers to celebrate Bastille Day, in a demonstration of French joie de vivre. Blues, Blanc, Rouge is a free outdoor event with music by Suzanne Kennelly, artisanal cheese, waffles and wine tastings, and more! 



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Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 7:30pm @ Alliance Française du Manitoba - $3
Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere! This conversation group animated by a native French-speaker and is open to everyone, regardless of your skills level. Don't be shy, the whole point of this group is to practice your French! Spots are limited,  a Meetup registration is required.
Next event: July 27.

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