Music

Throughout the season, discover French artists, young talents produced by the Nouvelle Scène Française and the biggest names of the French stage, who will, for our pleasure, stop at Alliance Française Toronto while on tour in North America. 

Visual Arts

Every year during fall, Ryerson’s School of Image Arts and the festival CONTACT open the possibility for a student from Ryerson’s School of Image Arts to work with a curator from the festival CONTACT on a project that will be exhibited next spring at Alliance Française’s gallery.

Coming to terms with the Death
Cinema

Coming to terms with the Death

September 2
3:00 pm
A sunny beach in Brittany on an August afternoon. How we deal with death is as important as how we deal with life. Don’t miss Pascale Ferran’s celebrated first feature (Camera d’Or for the best first film at the 1994 Festival de Cannes). It's summer, on the beach of this little town in Brittany, a man around 40 is building a sand castle. A few people watch him. We will be told the story of three of them : a boy, Jumbo, aged 9 ; Francois, aged 30, and his sister Zaza, around 40. All of them had to deal with the death of somebody they cherished. How to keep on living after this ?
Lady Chatterley
Cinema

Lady Chatterley

September 4
3:00 pm
n the Chatterleys’ country estate, one monotonous day follows another for Constance, trapped by her marriage and her sense of duty. During spring, deep in the heart of Wragby forest, she encounters Parkin, the estate’s gamekeeper. Drawing on the most scandalous summer romance in English literature, Pascale Ferran turns DH Lawrence’s long-proscribed novel, at the time condemned for obscenity, into a powerful and sensual tale of love and anode to nature. The film won five awards at the French César, including Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Adaptation and Best Picture.
Masterclass with French director and screenwriter Pascale Ferran
Lecture

Masterclass with French director and screenwriter Pascale Ferran

September 7
12:30 pm
Join us for a special event with acclaimed French film director and screenwriter Pascale Ferran at the Alliance Française Toronto, and don’t miss the premiere of her latest film Bird People at the TIFF festival this year!
Bertrand Belin
Concert

Bertrand Belin

November 1
4:00 pm
“ His deep voice sounds like thunder and its damages are numerous. Here comes again Bertrand Belin, who gets out of the dark with the magnificent Parcs. Already one of the best albums of the year. ” (Les Inrocks)
Albin de la Simone
Concert

Albin de la Simone

November 8
3:00 pm
“ Inspired by collaborations, Albin de la Simone reveals his true colors with a sensitive and sophisticated fourth album. ” (Les Inrocks)