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 ?
Le Saint-Laurent
Exhibition - Opening

Le Saint-Laurent

September 3
2:30 pm
With this theme on the Saint-Laurent River and its prints, the artist communicates the diverse emotions that the daily crossing of the river and the landscape inspires her.
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!
Café scientifique
Lecture - Cinema

Café scientifique

September 10
2:30 pm
The French Consulate is pleased to present a screening of Yann-Arthus Bertrand’s film followed by a discussion led by Ludiwine Clouzot, PhD in Water Engineering and founder of the non-profit organization Ecoloodi
Radio-Canada Toronto 50th anniversary
Lecture

Radio-Canada Toronto 50th anniversary

September 24
3:00 pm
Lecturer: Paul-François Sylvestre.
 Space-Earth: The new ecosystem.
Café scientifique

Space-Earth: The new ecosystem.

October 1
2:30 pm
The French consulate is pleased to invite you to the café scientifique presented by Serge Plattard, Honorary Professor of University College London
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
Cinema

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

October 2
3:00 pm
In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.
Dans les mots de Camille
Theatre

Dans les mots de Camille

October 3
4:00 pm
Featuring Bernard Meney and Louise Naubert from the theater La Tangente. In Camille Claudel’s letters can be read the pain caused by a break-up but mostly the pain not being heard creates…
The Mask Messenger's
Theatre

The Mask Messenger's

October 4
1:00 pm
Poses, gestures, clothes and jewellery are as many masks as we wear everyday…
"34 merveilles du monde"
Exhibition

"34 merveilles du monde"

October 6
5:00 am
Through this exhibition, the magazine Terre Sauvage presents the threats to biodiversity and actions that take place to protect it.
Cantautore: Here & Now
Concert

Cantautore: Here & Now

October 9
4:00 pm
Espresso Manifesto creates music as spicy, intense and sophisticated as the Italian people it pays tribute to.
Before opening the 400th Parlons des Premières Nations
Lecture

Before opening the 400th Parlons des Premières Nations

October 15
3:00 pm
Annie Veilleux will talk about the First Nations during a lecture organised by the Société d’Histoire de Toronto.
Jean Philippe
Cinema

Jean Philippe

October 16
3:00 pm
Fabrice is a big - perhaps the biggest - fan of Jean-Philippe Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday, the greatest rocker France has ever produced.
Dialogue / Laurent Coq Trio
Concert

Dialogue / Laurent Coq Trio

October 17
4:00 pm
This French jazz trio with Creole accent, critically acclaimed in Europe, will offer music with influences from New York and the Caribbean.
Bogota in Berlin in Toronto
Exhibition

Bogota in Berlin in Toronto

October 22
2:30 pm
Artist: Dr. Théodore Witek. Curator: Hilda Yasseri. This exhibition tells the story of the Hotel Bogota, old artists’ studio converted into a Ministry of Culture during the third Reich…
Liz McComb
Concert - Jazz

Liz McComb

October 23
4:30 pm
Exclusive series of 3 concerts of Liz McComb, an American jazz singer, songwriter and pianist, who loves Paris and had been given the nickname « la pasionaria du gospel ».
Meet Maylis de Kerangal
Lecture

Meet Maylis de Kerangal

October 24
2:00 pm
Maylis de Kerangal, laureate of the 2010 Prix Médicis, will discuss with us her novel Birth of a bridge recently translated into English.
Liz McComb
Concert - Jazz

Liz McComb

October 24
4:30 pm
Exclusive series of 3 concerts of Liz McComb, American jazz singer, songwriter and pianist, who loves Paris and had been given the nickname « la pasionaria du gospel ».
Liz McComb
Concert

Liz McComb

October 25
4:30 pm
Exclusive series of 3 concerts of Liz McComb, American jazz singer, songwriter and pianist, who loves Paris and had been given the nickname « la pasionaria du gospel ».
The Van Doos, 100 Years with the Royal 22e Régiment
Cinema

The Van Doos, 100 Years with the Royal 22e Régiment

October 27
3:00 pm
Canada’s Royal 22e Régiment celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. In 1914, amidst the turmoil of World War I, the Canadian government authorized the formation of the only French-speaking battalion to fight in the Great War. The regiment is lauded for its distinguished efforts not only in Europe and Korea, but also in the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. Claude Guilmain’s documentary The Van Doos: 100 Years with the Royal 22e Régiment integrates personal stories, letters, and archival images, bringing a little-known page of our history books to life in a vibrant elegy to those no longer with us.
Languedoc Wines by Gilles Louvet
Wine & Cheese

Languedoc Wines by Gilles Louvet

October 29
3:00 pm
“ Gilles Louvet Vineyards are an invitation to rediscover wine – wine as it originally used to be made, nourished by the winegrower’s passion for the land and the terroir. It is this little extra feeling, the hard labour amongst the vines and the ability to listen to the needs of nature that results in the unique character of our wines. ” – Gilles Louvet.
« Apocalypse »
Lecture

« Apocalypse »

October 30
3:00 pm
From the soldiers in the trenches to the civilians and rulers behind the lines, a look back on one of the most devastating conflicts of all time.
Apocalypse
Documentary - Lecture

Apocalypse

October 30
3:00 pm
From the soldiers in the trenches to the civilians and rulers behind the lines, a look back on one of the most devastating conflicts of all time.
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)
"34 merveilles du monde"
Exhibition

"34 merveilles du monde"

November 3
4:00 am
Through this exhibition, the magazine Terre Sauvage presents the threats to biodiversity and actions that take place to protect it.
History: witnesses and gray areas
Lecture

History: witnesses and gray areas

November 4
2:00 pm
Two themes will be discussed during this round-table: first, the unfamiliar aspect of history that was the Jewish emigration to Madagascar; then Annette Wieviorka will explain the role of witnesses in the writing of history.
Bio-remediation
Lecture

Bio-remediation

November 5
2:00 pm
The Société d’Histoire de Toronto brings to light and introduces the French history of Toronto. Its goal is also to introduce the general history of Toronto in French. Lecturer: Dio Nkurunziza.
TORONTO BY ITS INSIDERS
Documentary

TORONTO BY ITS INSIDERS

November 6
2:00 pm
TORONTO BY ITS INSIDERS journeys into the heart of Toronto, between the “dreamt” city of its filmmakers and the urban reality they inhabit, one as surprising as their filmic imaginings. We wander in this ever-transforming place led by the directors and examples of their work, exploring the singularities of their vision, their similarities and differences and whether they have a connection to each other or the city they have created in.
20th Century European Composers discover African-American Music
Concert – Jazz

20th Century European Composers discover African-American Music

November 7
3:00 pm
Artists: Diane Roblin (piano and composer), Jeff King (saxophone), Russ Boswell (double bass), Roger Travassos (percussions) and Howard Spring (guitar). Upon the release of their last album, Reconnect invites you to an evening blending jazz, fusion and funk, as well as exploring the links between Europe and African-American music.
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)
Europe in Hollywood
Lecture - Documentary

Europe in Hollywood

November 10
2:00 pm
Michel Ciment, distinguished film critic, specialist of Stanley Kubrick and American cinema, will tell us about those European directors, such as Billy Wilder or Wim Wenders, that went across the Atlantic to work in Hollywood.
The Soldiers’ Letters
Lecture

The Soldiers’ Letters

November 11
2:00 pm
After the reading of soldiers’ harrowing letters by the students of the Lycée Français de Toronto accompanied by Emilyn Stan's improvisations, a professional musician, we will screen Claude Guilmain’s documentary, Front lines.
The Spanish Apartment
Cinema

The Spanish Apartment

November 13
2:00 pm
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
La Traviata
Opera - New production

La Traviata

November 15
8:30 am
After Dumas fils, it was Verdi who would give her immortality to the Dame aux camélias in his remarkable masterpiece, one of the repertoire’s most striking portraits of a woman, at once cruel and sublime. After Werther, Benoît Jacquot stages Diana Damrau in this opera of love and sacrifice.
Lecture and workshop for all ages
Scientific workshop

Lecture and workshop for all ages

November 16
11:00 am
Cédric Villani, distinguished scientist, will come and share his passion for mathematics during a workshop for all ages.
« Comment j’ai détesté les maths »
Lecture

« Comment j’ai détesté les maths »

November 18
2:00 pm
Discover this surprising documentary, more than once rewarded, about how mathematics have changed our world, for the better or sometimes for the worst. The screening will be then followed by a talk with Olivier Peyon and Cédric Villani (2010 Fields Medal).
Is Paris burning?
Documentary

Is Paris burning?

November 20
2:00 pm
The true story of the departure of the German occupiers from Paris in 1944.
Christmas French Fair
Sociocultural event

Christmas French Fair

November 21
5:30 am
The Christmas Toronto French Fair will take place this coming holiday season at The French Alliance on Friday, November 21. Indulge yourself with original gifts and festive products made by local Toronto French craftsmen in the finest European tradition of Christmas markets. From gorgeous jewelry, cufflinks and luxury stationery to natural cosmetics, tableware and decorative original leathers and linens, you will find something for everyone. Join us this holiday season at the Toronto French Fair, a must see event during the holiday period!
Inspired by Camille Claudel
Concert - Jazz

Inspired by Camille Claudel

November 22
3:00 pm
Trifolia creates a musical mix inspired by Camille Claudel, French sculptor, combining jazz, romantic music and world rhythms.
Gerineldo
Concert - World Music

Gerineldo

November 25
3:00 pm
Artists: Judith Cohen; Tamar Ilana; Demetrios Petsalakis; Solly Lévy; Oro Anahory; Kelly Sultan-Amar The Montreal group carries you away to Morocco for a journey into Judeo-Spanish culture from the north of Morocco. During an outstanding evening, you will experience traditional music and lyrics from Judeo-Spanish customs.
Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan
Exhibition

Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan

November 26
1:30 pm
Rita Leistner, photojournalist and artist, accompanied a Marine battalion in Afghanistan as part of Project Basetrack about social media.
The Nightingale
Theater

The Nightingale

November 27
2:00 pm
Little Red Theater Company takes the famous children’s story ‘The Nightingale’ and creates a poignant adaptation using music, images, and lighting. Dazzling children and adult audiences alike - come and re-discover the classic tale!
Christmas with Mozart
Commented classical concert

Christmas with Mozart

November 29
12:00 pm
Discover with your family the works of Mozart, the young piano prodigy, in a child-friendly concert. With Jacques Israelievitch (violin), Valentina Sadovski (piano).
Which wines for your festive dishes ?
Wine & cheese

Which wines for your festive dishes ?

December 3
2:00 pm
Come to find the inspiration for your festive meals during a tasting of wines in Alliance Francaise Toronto.
Before the Winter Chill
Cinema

Before the Winter Chill

December 4
2:00 pm
Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
European Reading Club I
Lecture

European Reading Club I

December 10
1:30 pm
First opus of this reading club organised with our European collaborators in Toronto. Martha Baillie, Canadian author, will be our host.
The cinema and the Great War
Lecture

The cinema and the Great War

December 11
2:00 pm
Antoine de Baecque, historian and French film critic (collaborator of Cahiers du Cinéma), will talk about the WWI through cinema.
 The cinema and the Great War
Cinema - Lecture

The cinema and the Great War

December 11
2:00 pm
A selection of different extract from war movie will be commented by Antoine De Baecque.
Short films for kids
Cinema

Short films for kids

December 13
11:30 am
Scheduled: Bonifacio in Summertime, The cat came back, At Home with Mrs. Hen! and Matrioska.
Of gods and Men
Cinema

Of gods and Men

December 18
2:00 pm
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
Complicated Pleasures
Lecture

Complicated Pleasures

January 7
1:00 pm
Before Peter Sramek’s exhibition, join us for a lecture in English about Parisian urban design, with Keith Bresnahan.
Peter Sramek
Exhibition

Peter Sramek

January 7
2:00 pm
This exhibition compares different photographs of Paris from the nineteenth century to nowadays: photographs from Charles Marville, who worked under Georges Haussmann; from Eugène Atget, talented photograph from the early twentieth century; and from Peter Sramek himself. This project highlights the wealth and history of Paris' urban planning, its continuity as much as its shortages.
No Laughing Matter
Cinema

No Laughing Matter

January 8
2:00 pm
NO LAUGHING MATTER revisits a number of incidents around cartoons that have made world headlines in recent years and talks to prominent cartoonists in Israel, in Palestine, in Germany, in Tunisia, in France, in Belgium and in the United States and asks the following question: where does freedom of expression stand today?
Paris 1900
Concert - Classical music

Paris 1900

January 9
3:00 pm
Featuring ISA Trio: Jacques Israelievitch (violin), Benjamin Smith (piano) and Jihyun Ahn (cello).
Five animated movies
Cinema

Five animated movies

January 10
11:30 am
Scheduled: The Boy and the Snow Goose, The Box, A Sea Turtle Story, The Tender Tale of Cendrillon Penguin, and How the Dinosaurs Learned to Fly.
Literary perspectives of the Great War
Lecture

Literary perspectives of the Great War

January 14
2:00 pm
Belgian specialist in irony and fictions in times of conflict Pierre Schoentjes will evoke World War I through French and international novels written about the conflict.
La Haine
Cinema

La Haine

January 15
2:00 pm
After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.
Samantha Clayton
Concert - Jazz

Samantha Clayton

January 16
3:00 pm
Samantha Clayton will offer her vision of Paris and will sing her fondness for the City of Lights, with her musicians.
Étienne Brûlé Returns
Storytelling

Étienne Brûlé Returns

January 17
12:00 pm
Étienne Brûlé Returns is a fantastical journey from 17th century Wendake in Huronia to 21st century Toronto.
A Talk with Champlain about today's Ontario
Lecture

A Talk with Champlain about today's Ontario

January 21
2:00 pm
Lecturer: François Boileau, French Language Services Commissioner.
The Triplets of Belleville
Animation

The Triplets of Belleville

January 22
2:00 pm
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
L'Araignée Anansi
Theatre

L'Araignée Anansi

January 22
2:00 pm
Little Red Theatre Company In Africa, everybody knows Anansi. Do you know Anansi? And do you know what kind of animal it is?
Europe and Opera
Opera concert

Europe and Opera

January 23
3:00 pm
Singers from the COC Ensemble Studio celebrate the Old Continent and offer extracts from operas in 4 languages: German, French, Italian and English.
Throwback on an unusual reign
Lecture

Throwback on an unusual reign

January 28
2:00 pm
Egyptologist Jean Revez will tell us the story of Akhenaten’s reign, a one of a kind Pharaoh who revolutionized religious beliefs and art during his time.
Rosetta
Cinema

Rosetta

January 29
2:00 pm
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Celebrate dance with the Paris Opera Ballet
Ballet

Celebrate dance with the Paris Opera Ballet

January 31
8:30 am
Défilé du ballet Etudes The Nutcracker (highlights)
European Reading Club II
Lecture

European Reading Club II

February 3
1:30 pm
For the second time, Martha Baillie will present the European Book Club. The book that has been chosen for this second edition is "Fear and Trembling", written by Beligian author Amélie Nothomb.
Antoine Bruneau: Toronto versus New York
Exhibition

Antoine Bruneau: Toronto versus New York

February 4
1:30 pm
Toronto and New-York. Two North American cities. Playing field of French photographer Antoine Bruneau, street photography disciple.
Age of Panic
Cinema

Age of Panic

February 5
2:00 pm
On May 6, 2012, TV journalist Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections on Rue de Solférino. But her ex, Vincent, shows up to visit their daughters. Over-active kids, overwhelmed babysitter, gatecrashed lover, antisocial lawyer, France bisected: it’s Sunday, everything gets mixed up and nothing is going right!
Kabaret Karaïbe
Storytelling

Kabaret Karaïbe

February 6
3:00 pm
Quebecois storyteller of Caribbean tradition Franck Sylvestre conveys his passion for art and culture through his adventure tales.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Storytelling

Pirates of the Caribbean

February 7
12:00 pm
In 1741, in the Caribbean Sea, Captain K and his crew find in one of the boxes of a Spanish galleon the crystalline heart of sorcerer Moctezuma, who was killed by a Spanish conquistador named Cortes. The curse Moctezuma reserved to Cortes has a chance to mercilessly descend upon the dreadful but innocent pirate...
Fear and Trembling (English surtitles)
Theatre

Fear and Trembling (English surtitles)

February 11
3:00 pm
Theatrical adaptation of Amélie Nothomb's novel "Fear and Trembling", 1999 Grand Prix du Roman from the Académie Française. In French with English surtitles.
Under the Starry Sky
Cinema

Under the Starry Sky

February 12
2:00 pm
This movie is part of the 2015 Toronto Black Film Festival film selection.
Italian wines
Wine & Cheese

Italian wines

February 18
2:00 pm
Come and discover Italian wines in Pierre Léon Gallery ! This event will be presented by Christian Dubois du Bellay.
Tanguy
Cinema

Tanguy

February 19
2:00 pm
Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...
The Japan Project
Concert - Jazz - Classical music

The Japan Project

February 20
3:00 pm
Teaming up Yves Léveillé with collaborators Eri Yamamoto (piano) and Ikuo Takeuchi (drums), this new project offers a musical journey at the confluence of Japanese and North-American musical idioms.
Carmen
Opera - New production

Carmen

February 21
8:30 am
Violent passion crushed by a blazing Spanish sun; Philippe Jordan conducts Bizet’s masterpiece for its long-awaited return to the Paris Opera. Seville, Spain. Arrested after a scuffle, Carmen, a fiery gypsy, seduces the corporal Don José, Micaëla's fiancé, and promises her love if he lets her escape. Don José releases Carmen, and is jailed in turn for allowing her to flee. He finds her two months later among a band of smugglers. To win her love, José has become a deserter and, obsessed by his passion, he followers her, devoured by his jealousy.
Heritage in a city undergoing changes
Lecture

Heritage in a city undergoing changes

February 25
2:00 pm
Lecturer: Annie Pelletier, Architect, E.R.A Services Inc. The Société d’Histoire de Toronto brings to light and introduces the French history of Toronto. Its goal is also to introduce the general history of Toronto in French.
Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé
Documentary

Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé

February 26
2:00 pm
Hélène Berr, a young brilliant Jewish female student of literature at the Sorbonne University, lives in Paris during the Nazi occupation. She keeps a diary from 1942 till 1944, wherein she describes the mounting horrors of the persecution of the Jews. In 1944 she is arrested with her parents and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She dies in Bergen-Belsen, a few days before the liberation of that concentration camp. Her secret diary was kept in the family and finally published in 2008.
Europe in tune
Classical concert

Europe in tune

February 27
3:00 pm
Olivier Chauzu, French virtuoso pianist, will compile for us a syllabus of pieces written by the most talented European composers: Liszt, Schumann, and Debussy.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Paul Dukas
Classical concert

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Paul Dukas

February 28
6:00 am
Olivier Chauzu will play and comment the masterwork The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas, adapted for film in famous Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
The Nature of Spirit
Exhibition

The Nature of Spirit

March 4
1:30 pm
Artist: Ritchie Sinclair, in collaboration with Brona Wingell. Paintings by Ontarian Ritchie Sinclair, with its light colours outlined by black, express a whole world of native beliefs and myths.
French Colonial Racism and The Display of Primitive Artefacts at Paris’ Musée de l’Homme, 1920-40  (in English)
Lecture

French Colonial Racism and The Display of Primitive Artefacts at Paris’ Musée de l’Homme, 1920-40 (in English)

March 5
2:00 pm
At its opening in 1938, Paris’ Musée de l'Homme made clear its universalist and humanist ambitions. Yet, its collections were all from the French colonial empire…
Thibault Cauvin
Concert – Classical guitar

Thibault Cauvin

March 10
4:00 pm
Invited to play in the most prestigious auditoriums worldwide, which includes Carnegie Hall in New York, virtuoso guitarist Thibault Cauvin will perform on the stage of the Spadina Theatre.
Alsace Wines
Wine & Cheese

Alsace Wines

March 11
3:00 pm
Alliance Française is pleased to invite you to taste Alsace Wines.
The Names of Love
Cinema

The Names of Love

March 12
3:00 pm
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.
Ovid and Homer
Storytelling

Ovid and Homer

March 13
4:00 pm
Come discover the longevity and beauty of those ancient epics that explore the human soul in all of its beauty and dread, through tales by the Quebecoise Stéphanie Bénéteau.
Stories from the Middle Ages
Storytelling

Stories from the Middle Ages

March 14
7:00 am
Castles and knights, dragons and princesses: let’s experience again with Stéphanie Bénéteau these stories from the Middle Ages that create an enthralling tapestry of medieval times.
Captain Conan
Cinema

Captain Conan

March 19
3:00 pm
Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep them out of trouble, defends them when they behave as warriors, and finds he's unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend. When they are sent to the Russian border to fight Bolsheviks, Conan is back in his element and Norbert is off the hook.
L'Araignée Anansi
Theatre

L'Araignée Anansi

March 20
10:00 am
Little Red Theatre Company In Africa, everybody knows Anansi. Do you know Anansi? And do you know what kind of animal it is?
The Soldier’s Tale - Igor Stravinsky - CANCELLED AND POSTPONED
Concert - Classical music

The Soldier’s Tale - Igor Stravinsky - CANCELLED AND POSTPONED

March 22
11:00 am
SPECIAL POSTPONEMENT: We will announce a new date soon. Stay tuned! Artists: Jacques Israelievitch (violin), Uri Mayer (conductor), actors and musicians. Written in 1917, inspired by a popular Russian tale, this piece of work takes us alongside Joseph, innocent and vulnerable soldier sent to his destiny… As part of the Semaine de la Francophonie.
Speak Dating #1 in Mississauga
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #1 in Mississauga

March 25
2:30 pm
Literature and mythology
Lecture

Literature and mythology

March 25
3:00 pm
Bryan Perro, Quebecois writer author of the very famous children’s series Amos Daragon, will tell us how great mythological tales influenced his writing.
Speak Dating #3 in Toronto
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #3 in Toronto

March 26
1:00 pm
Maxime Bender Quartet
Concert - Jazz

Maxime Bender Quartet

March 26
4:00 pm
Maxime Bender Quartet diverts from traditional jazz, searching for a creative energy.
Cinema for little ones
Cinema

Cinema for little ones

March 28
12:30 pm
Scheduled: The Blackbird, Tchou Tchou, Cuckoo, M. Edgar! and I want a dog.
The dance of words
Cinema

The dance of words

March 28
1:15 pm
Yves Etienne Massicotte will present his documentary, The dance of words, who features young artists who have embraced their deaf identity in adulthood after spending a difficult childhood in the grey zone between hearing culture and deaf culture. These emerging artists show how they are using the arts to build a deaf culture that makes them proud. They shine a spotlight on their community while promoting and advancing deaf culture with a keen sensitivity.
Writers and artists during the Great War
Lecture

Writers and artists during the Great War

April 1
3:00 pm
Annette Becker, French historian, analyses the trauma caused by the first worldwide conflict on artists and their work.
The Grand Illusion
Cinema

The Grand Illusion

April 2
3:00 pm
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
Toussaint Louverture – Proud to be Creole
Social event

Toussaint Louverture – Proud to be Creole

April 7
2:00 pm
Songs, poetry and dances will pay tribute to the forerunner of the 1804 slave revolution, Toussaint Louverture, who was one of the greatest figures of anti-colonialism, abolitionism and back empowerment movements.
Cuba: 50 years of Revolution
Exhibition

Cuba: 50 years of Revolution

April 8
2:30 pm
Aurélien Muller, French-Swiss photographer settled in Toronto, will present his photographic project on the Cuban Revolution.
Avis de mistral
Cinema

Avis de mistral

April 9
3:00 pm
Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. Unfortunately, it is not the holidays they dreamed, especially after their father announced that he was leaving the house. In less than 24 hours, it is the clash of generations between the teens and their grandfather.
La nuit la plus courte - CANCELLED AND POSTPONED
Theatre

La nuit la plus courte - CANCELLED AND POSTPONED

April 10
4:00 pm
EVENT CANCELLED - POSTPONED: We will announce a new date soon. Stay tuned! Guy Mignault, from the Théâtre français de Toronto, and a few actors will stage Pierre Léon and Monique Maury-Léon’s piece about the very first hours of D-Day.
Speak Dating #4 in Toronto
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #4 in Toronto

April 14
1:00 pm
Brûlé-Wendats expedition
Lecture

Brûlé-Wendats expedition

April 15
3:00 pm
The Société d’Histoire de Toronto highlights the story of Ontarians and Franco-Ontarians, ensures the preservation of every sort of historical documents, and supports researches on history. 400 years later, from September 11 to September 13, 2015, Étienne Brûlé and twelve companions recreate the journey along Toronto’s Carrying Place Trail from Samuel de Champlain’s monument in Orillia to The Shared Path (Le Sentier Partagé), Toronto’s Historical Park.
A Short films evening with the Labo, Fric and Cinéfranco
Cinema

A Short films evening with the Labo, Fric and Cinéfranco

April 16
2:00 pm
In partnership with Alliance française Toronto, Labo and Fric, Cinéfranco presents a selection of works by independent filmmakers from Canada.
« Sous le soleil »
Film - Concert

« Sous le soleil »

April 17
4:00 pm
With Man Ray, Georges Méliès or even Marcel Duchamp. Artists: Andrew Downing (cello), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), William Carn (trombone), Peter Lutek (bass flute/clarinet), Joe Phillips (double bass) and David Occhipinti (guitar). 6 Torontonian artists will plunge you into the cinematic universe of Man Ray, Duchamp and Méliès through their touching and inspiring music.
Balanchine / Millepied
Ballet

Balanchine / Millepied

April 18
9:30 am
Alongside Balanchine’s Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time.
Spanish Wines
Wine & Cheese

Spanish Wines

April 22
3:00 pm
Come and discover Spanish Wines...
Rust and Bone
Cinema

Rust and Bone

April 23
3:00 pm
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Le Glacier
Storytelling

Le Glacier

April 24
4:00 pm
Marc Laberge travels around the world. His tragic tales, life narratives or adventures inspired by Jules Verne captivate all ages around the globe.
French Wine Scholar Program
French Wine Scholar Program

French Wine Scholar Program

April 25
5:30 am
Do you love French wine? Sign up for the French Wine Scholar Program proposed by IWEG Drinks Academy and Alliance française Toronto
Grandma’s soup
Storytelling

Grandma’s soup

April 25
7:00 am
Marc Laberge reinvents stories from childhood… adding his own touch to the dishes, just like grandma would spice up her soup with a pinch of salt.
Speak Dating #5 in Toronto
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #5 in Toronto

April 29
1:00 pm
Speak Dating #2 in Mississauga
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #2 in Mississauga

April 29
2:30 pm
Cambini Quartet
Classical concert

Cambini Quartet

April 30
4:00 pm
Used to performing in prestigious places like the Louvre in Paris or the Frick Collection in New York, rewarded by critics for their recordings at Naïve-Ambroisie, the musicians of that quartet playing with ancient instruments will delight you.
All Images Are Unstable
Exhibition

All Images Are Unstable

May 6
2:30 pm
This exhibition of Claire Harvie's photographs, presented in partnership with Ryerson School of Image Arts and organized by Elena Potter, explores the connections between perception, language, and memory.
Comics Across Cultures: Translation and Localisation of European Comics for North America
Lecture

Comics Across Cultures: Translation and Localisation of European Comics for North America

May 7
2:30 pm
The Alliance Française and The French Consulate in Toronto proudly present a very special event celebrating some of the many authors participating in The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015.
Classical concert - Special French Repertoire
Classical music

Classical concert - Special French Repertoire

May 8
4:00 pm
Artists: Jacques Israelievitch (violin), Benjamin Smith (piano),
The Magic Flute
Shoestring Opera

The Magic Flute

May 9
7:00 am
Based on Mozart’s famous opera, The Magic Flute tells the story of Allegra, who is lost in a dark forest on her way home from school.
Perdus entre deux rives, les Chibanis oubliés
Documentary

Perdus entre deux rives, les Chibanis oubliés

May 14
3:00 pm
They are called Abdallah, Ahmou, Mohamed, Ramdane, Salah, Sebti, and Tahar. They immigrated to France from Algeria between 1951 and 1971, by themselves, in order to work.
An evening with Jean-Baptiste Barrière
Concert - Multimedia

An evening with Jean-Baptiste Barrière

May 19
4:00 pm
An evening with acclaimed French composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière, who will present a selection of his own works, as well as several by Kaija Saariaho, for live musicians, interactive electronic music, and video. The performances will be followed by an intimate discussion with the composer.
Le scandale impressionniste
Documentary

Le scandale impressionniste

May 21
3:00 pm
Le scandale impressionniste retraces the adventure of a group of young painters who, from 1874, launched an aesthetic that broke away from traditional paintings displayed in the official salons of the era.
The most beautiful tango in the world
Concert - World Music

The most beautiful tango in the world

May 22
4:00 pm
Artists: Denis Plante (bandoneon), David Jacques (guitar), Ian Simpson (double bass) and Carmen Genest (vocals). Quebecois Tango Boreal will offer you a selection of tangos that marked the Roaring Twenties in Europe.
Speak Dating #3 in Mississauga
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #3 in Mississauga

May 27
2:30 pm
The Canadians Nile Expedition
Lecture

The Canadians Nile Expedition

May 27
3:00 pm
Lecturer: Danièle Caloz.
Speak Dating #6 in Toronto
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #6 in Toronto

June 2
1:00 pm
Special summer wines
Wine & cheese

Special summer wines

June 3
3:00 pm
Come to taste wines for the summer days.
Pierrot le fou
Cinema

Pierrot le fou

June 4
3:00 pm
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Annual photography contest for the students of the Lycée Français de Toronto
Exhibition

Annual photography contest for the students of the Lycée Français de Toronto

June 10
2:00 pm
The Lycée Français de Toronto organizes every year a photography contest open to its students from 10 to 18 years old. Come to discover those young artists piece of work!
FRANÇOIS MOREL AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE TORONTO
Reading-Meeting

FRANÇOIS MOREL AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE TORONTO

June 10
3:00 pm
SOLD-OUT On June 10th, Alliance française de Toronto invites you for a reading-evening with François Morel at 7pm. This event will be free and be followed by a little reception in the Gallery Pierre Léon.
A MOVIE THURSDAY WITH FRANÇOIS MOREL
Cinema

A MOVIE THURSDAY WITH FRANÇOIS MOREL

June 11
3:00 pm
On June 11th, Alliance française de Toronto invites you for a Thursday movie with François Morel at 7pm.
FRANC'OPEN MIC EVENING AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE TORONTO
Concert

FRANC'OPEN MIC EVENING AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE TORONTO

June 13
2:00 pm
SOLD-OUT Franc’Open Mic, the first francophone open stage in Toronto, is organizing a special show on Saturday, June 13th at 6pm at the Alliance Française.
CharlÉlie Couture at Alliance française Toronto

CharlÉlie Couture at Alliance française Toronto

June 17
4:00 pm
The rocker poet with 23 albums and 1500 concerts all over the world, comes back on the front of the scene with his new album "ImMortel", successful collaboration among CharlÉlie and Benjamin Biolay. The opportunity to discover or rediscover the multi-facetted artist.
Train of life
Cinema

Train of life

June 18
3:00 pm
In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Paris: Portraits and Notebooks
Exhibition

Paris: Portraits and Notebooks

June 25
2:30 pm
Jeff Jackson’s work at the Alliance Française Toronto on the theme of Paris is presented in paintings and drawings of the city.
Jour de fête
Cinema

Jour de fête

June 25
3:00 pm
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabiters are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the flagstaff under his direction nearly leads into a catastrophy - but everybody tells him, how important his work is. Sneering up Francois continues in the evening of the festive day. Made drunk, some 'friends' persuade him to watch a short-movie in a tent. This film is a stunt-show, covered as 'The modern delivery-techniques of the US-post. Francois takes it serious, not recognizing being teased. Next day, after getting sober in a goods wagon, he reorganizes his own delivery-methods. He has not the equipment, as his ideals in the short-movie have, but using only his bicycle, he makes good, funny progresses.
The art of York Wilson
Exhibition

The art of York Wilson

June 30
1:30 pm
Alliance Francaise Toronto is the recipient of a generous donation of York Wilson works of art from the York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts. The works reflect Wilson’s aesthetic response during trips to many countries of the Francophonie.
Toronto Bastille Day 2015

Toronto Bastille Day 2015

July 12
8:00 am
Join us for the Toronto Bastille Day 2015 on David Pecaut Square !
Speak Dating #7 in Toronto
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #7 in Toronto

July 15
1:00 pm
Speak Dating #8
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #8 in Toronto

August 12
5:00 pm
Charlotte Gainsbourg - 3 hearts
Cinema

Charlotte Gainsbourg - 3 hearts

September 3
7:30 pm
After missing a train, Marc meets and falls in love with Sylvie. They agree to meet in Paris at the Jardin des Tuileries but they fail to exchange contacts. On the time of the rendezvous, Marc is held up in a meeting and they miss each other. Disappointed, Sylvie moves to the USA with her husband. Later, Marc meets Sylvie's sister Sophie and they fall in love. As Marc and Sophie's relationship becomes serious, he discovers she is Sylvie's sister.
Retrospective exhibition of Charles Pachter
Exhibition

Retrospective exhibition of Charles Pachter

September 8
6:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to present a selection of works by Charles Pachter, one of Canada’s most prominent contemporary symbolist painters. Pachter offers us some of his best-known icons, highlights of a 50 year career, in commemoration of his first exhibition at Alliance française 20 years ago. The opening ceremony and launch of the cultural season will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Pierre Léon gallery. Exhibition until October 10.
Catherine Deneuve  -  The young girls of Rochefort
Cinema

Catherine Deneuve - The young girls of Rochefort

September 10
7:30 pm
Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military service. Simon owns a music shop, he left Paris once month ago to come back where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are looking for love, looking for each other, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close... A film whose scenario is much less important than its feeling of euphory .
Round-table: "Does cinema still have a national identity?"
Roundtable debate

Round-table: "Does cinema still have a national identity?"

September 12
2:00 pm
Saturday Sept 12 at 2pm, Alliance française Toronto will host in its theatre a round-table debate entitled “Does cinema still have a national identity?”.
Shoot the Book: the literary adaptation to the cinema
Lecture - Cinema

Shoot the Book: the literary adaptation to the cinema

September 14
6:30 pm
Alliance française de Toronto invites you on Monday, September 14, 6:30 pm to a special event about books adapted into a movie with Isabelle Fauvel, from Initiative Film.
Catherine Deneuve  -  The young girls of Rochefort
Cinema

Isabelle Huppert – The Nun

September 16
7:30 pm
The young Suzanne Simonin is forced by her parents to become a nun. She learns that as an illegitimate child, she is supposed to atone for her mother’s sin. Her abbess treats her nicely but when she dies and another takes her place, Suzanne considers breaking her vows. Due to the maltreatment she undergoes, she is thrown into a world of punishment. It is not until a friend gives Suzanne some hope that she may not have to remain a nun forever does Suzanne's punishment ease up.
Isabelle Adjani – Camille Claudel
Cinema

Isabelle Adjani – Camille Claudel

September 24
7:30 pm
The film recounts the troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her long relationship with legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin. Beginning in the 1880s with a young Claudel's first meeting with Rodin, the film traces the development of their intense romantic bond. The growth of this relationship coincides with the rise of Claudel's career, helping her overcome prejudices against female artists. However, their romance soon sours, due to the increasing pressures of Rodin's fame and his love for another woman. These difficulties combine with her increasing doubts about the value of her work drive Claudel into an emotional tumult that threatens to become insanity.
European Day of Languages
Social Event

European Day of Languages

September 25
5:00 pm
Come to celebrate the linguistic diversity in Europe on Friday, September 25, at the occasion of the European Day of Languages at Alliance française de Toronto.
Biréli Lagrène “The Gipsy Project” eng
Master class - Jazz

Biréli Lagrène “The Gipsy Project”

September 30
8:00 pm
Come to join the famous gipsy jazz guitarist Biréli Lagrène and his band at Alliance française for a special master class on Wednesday, September 30. The event will be followed by a reception where you will be able to meet Biréli and members of his band.
Live streaming of the Rugby World Cup France // Canada game
Sport

Live streaming of the Rugby World Cup France // Canada game

October 1
3:00 pm
To celebrate the spirit of sport and the French-Canadian friendship, the Consul General of France in Toronto and the Director of the Alliance française de Toronto are pleased to invite you to watch the live streaming of the 2015 Rugby World Cup France - Canada game. On Thursday, October 1st from 3pm In the theatre of the Alliance française de Toronto
 Empreintes
Exhibition

Empreintes

October 1
5:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is proud to present you the exhibition of Pascale Peyret’s work, a part of which was realized in association with the students of the AFT and the Toronto immersion schools. Invited by the Bata Shoe Museum and the Consulate of France, Pascale Peyret created a work to celebrate the 20 years of the museum and the 400th anniversary of the French presence in Ontario. The installation "Empreintes" will there be visible from September 25 till January 31, 2016.
Malagasy
Concert - World Music

Malagasy Blues

October 2
8:00 pm
Cheerful music from Madagascar: come to discover the guitarist, singer and songwriter, Donné Roberts. This passionate performer will hit the stage of Alliance française on Friday, October 2nd with an energy that immediately exhilarates the crowd - even if they never heard his music before.
1914-1918, The Great War : Canada and France, a reunion in pain
Lecture - History

1914-1918, The Great War : Canada and France, a reunion in pain

October 7
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Jean Fahmy and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you to Alliance française for a lecture on the coalition between the French and the Canadian peoples in time of war and specifically, during World War I.
Sandrine Kiberlain – 9 Month Stretch
Cinema

Sandrine Kiberlain – 9 Month Stretch

October 8
7:30 pm
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, a criminal prosecuted for atrocious assault and battery. Ariane, who does not remember anything, tries to understand what happened.
Construction / Deconstruction, the suspended present
Exhibition

Construction / Deconstruction, the suspended present

October 14
6:30 pm
Alliance française de Toronto welcomes the artists Philippe Pallafray and Anne-Yvonne Jouan from Wednesday, October 14 to exhibit their works in the Pierre Léon Gallery. Opening reception on October 14, at 6:30 pm, free entrance.
Magna Carta
Lecture - History

Magna Carta

October 15
7:00 pm
On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Isabelle Cochelin of University of Toronto and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you at the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the "Magna Carta of the liberties of England" which guarantees the right to individual liberty.
The Lesson
Theatre

The lesson

October 16
8:00 pm
The company Caravague and André Nerman are proud to invite you to "The Lesson", a play by Eugène Ionesco on Friday, October 16 in the Spadina Theater with André Nerman in the role of the teacher, Anna Jahjah for the student and Solene Rabas who will play the role of the help.
Swing, jazz and bossa nova guaranted!
Concert - Nouvelle Scène

Paris Combo - Concert

October 21
8:00 pm
Your favorite French cultural export of the past decade, the French quintet Paris Combo is back in North America and will be at the Alliance française de Toronto on Wednesday, October 21 for a quirky jazz-cabaret outfit that likes to take detours into exotic realms from time to time.
Master class - Sylvie Pialat - Being a producer today
Lecture - Cinema

Master class - Sylvie Pialat - Being a producer today

October 22
7:30 pm
On October 22, 2015, 7:30pm, Alliance française Toronto is proud to welcome the french scenarist and producer Sylvie Pialat. She will give a master class about "Being a producer today", followed by a screening of a movie she produced. This event is open to both amateurs and professional audience.
The 24 hours of the novel
Concert - Lecture

The 24 hours of the novel

October 24
5:30 pm
Alliance française de Toronto and Writing in Motion invite you on Saturday, October 24, 5:30 pm to a special event about books at Union Station.
Champlain Across the Water!
Kids

Champlain Across the Water!

October 25
2:00 pm
On Sunday, October 25, join the educational to the playful with « Champlain Across the Water! ». An interactive show presented by Ecoloodi that will take children to a great adventure with Samuel de Champlain! Board the ship in France in 1603 and let it take you all the way to Toronto in 2015.
Meeting with Éric Reinhardt
Meeting

Meeting with Éric Reinhardt

October 27
6:30 pm
On October 27 at 6:30pm, Alliance française Toronto invites you to a meeting with the writer Éric Reinhardt.
May 68, from yesterday to today: bounces and sets of echos
Lecture

May 68, from yesterday to today: bounces and sets of echos

October 28
7:00 pm
The events of May 1968 have never stopped arousing echos in the French debate. But these sets and memory re-sets varied in time, in content as in amplitude. Alliance française de Toronto and professor Jean-François Sirinelli suggest you to talk about this period, its memories and its influences. On Wednesday, October 28, at 7 pm in the Spadina Theatre.
Cinema Thursday - Coco Before Chanel
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Coco Before Chanel

October 29
7:30 pm
The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
Original Jazz-funk – a tribute to Charles Mingus
Concert - Jazz

Original Jazz-funk – a tribute to Charles Mingus

October 30
8:00 pm
Diane Roblin's five piece band Reconnect comes together at Alliance française on Friday, October 30 to play her original jazz funk compositions and also tribute to Charles Mingus - one of the great jazz bassists and composers of the 20th century, by including several of his compositions in their concert set. Charles Mingus spent much time in Paris where in 1970 he recorded "Charles Mingus in Paris: The Complete America Session".
On the Path of Champlain
Concert - Classical Music

On the Path of Champlain

November 1
7:00 pm
On Sunday, November 1st, come to listen Aradia Baroque Ensemble who shall dive us into the musical time of Champlain.
Wine and Gastronomy
Wine and Cheese

Wine and Gastronomy "Ontario Wines, Italian styles"

November 4
7:00 pm
Come to find the inspiration for your festive meals during a tasting of wines and cheese at Alliance française de Toronto. This "Ontario Wines, Italian style" event is presented by Vieni.
Cinema Thursday - White material
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - White material

November 5
7:30 pm
Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them.
Lune/a Tropical
Concert - World Music

Luna/e Tropical

November 6
7:00 pm
L’Alliance française de Toronto et le Spanish Center vous invitent à découvrir le groupe Cuarteto Habanero (Guaracha Y Son) accompagné de la chanteuse Kristina Bijelic le vendredi 6 novembre, pour une authentique représentation de la culture et de la musique cubaine.
The French traditional song at the heart of America
Lecture

The French traditional song at the heart of America

November 11
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Marcel Bénéteau and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you at the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the French-speaking community of America and to its songs.
Digital exhibition
Exhibition

Digital exhibition "14 -18"

November 11
7:00 pm
Alliance française Toronto - Mississauga campus invites you to discover its new digital exhibition "14-18", as part of Remembrance Day.
Cinema Thursday - Hannah Arendt
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Hannah Arendt

November 12
7:30 pm
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
For a song
Lecture

This event has been cancelled, sorry for any inconvenience

November 13
7:00 pm
On Friday, November 13, 2015, the journalist Monique Giroux will present a lecture dedicated to the importance of the song in History. It says our victories, our enjoyments, our fights and our hopes. If the expression "for a song" is reducing, it reminds us that under its airs of nothing, the song, even the one who names things is accessible to all, thus holder of a big power.
Venus d'ailleurs
Exposition

Venus d'ailleurs

November 18
6:00 pm
Join our silent auction and support Le Laboʼs artists and activities! Presented under the title “Venus d’ailleurs” (coming from elsewhere), artwork by members of Le Labo’s will be available for bidding Wednesday, November 18, at 6:00 pm followed by an exhibition and silent auction open to the public until December 17th.
Documentary night with ONF
Cinema

Documentary night with NBF / Cocktail

November 19
7:30 pm
On November 19, 2015, at 7:30pm, Alliance française Toronto invites you to a documentary night with ONF, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of French presence in Ontario. We will screen the documentary Deux voix comme en écho by Claudette Jaiko.
From Paris to Broadway: musical, jazz and cabaret’s great airs
Concert - Classical Music

Tribute to Paris attacks victims - Allison Arends and Amanda Johnston concert

November 21
8:00 pm
Retrouvez les artistes Allison Arends et Amanda Johnston à l’Alliance Française le samedi 21 novembre pour un voyage à travers le 20ème siècle de Londres à Paris en passant par New York, explorant les répertoires du théâtre, de la musique, du cabaret et du jazz.
Frites Night Party
Social Event

Frites Night Party

November 24
6:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto and the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber invite you in its monthly Frites Night Party event on Tuesday, November 24t at 7 pm in the Pierre Leon Gallery.
Global Warming Futures, Local Impacts
Lecture

Global Warming Futures, Local Impacts

November 25
7:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to welcome Professor Richard Peltier, director of the Center for Global Change Science on Wednesday, November 25 at 7 pm.
From Beirut to Paris. ISIS as the symptom of fault-lines in the Middle-East
Lecture

From Beirut to Paris. ISIS as the symptom of fault-lines in the Middle-East

November 26
6:30 pm
Following the attacks of November 13, Alliance française Toronto invites Miloud Chennoufi , director of the International Security Affairs Department in the college of Forces Canadiennes for a special conference on the DAESH problematic.
Open House - Mosaïque Bookstore

Open House - Mosaïque Bookstore

November 30
6:00 pm
On Monday, November 30th, 6pm, Librairie Mosaïque opens at Alliance Française Toronto!
The evolution of Toronto and its Francophone community
Lecture - History

The evolution of Toronto and its Francophone community

December 1
7:00 pm
On Tuesday, December 1, Pierre Filion and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you at the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the main stakes regarding town planning which Toronto has to face.
Mississauga Movie Thursday : Haute Cuisine
Cinema

Mississauga Movie Thursday : Haute Cuisine

December 3
5:30 pm
The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.
Cinema Thursday - On my Way
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - On my Way

December 3
7:30 pm
Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
African music and dance
Kids

African music and dance

December 6
2:00 pm
On Sunday, December 6, Alliance française de Toronto will suggest to the children an African music and dance show with the company Akwaba, led by Jean Assamoa. At 2 pm in the Spadina Theatre.
Eddy King & NEEV - Just for Laughs
Humor

Eddy King & NEEV - Juste Pour Rire

December 8
7:00 pm
Tuesday December 8th, Alliance française Toronto and Festival Juste Pour Rire invite you to a stand-up show. Join us at 7:00pm in Spadina Theatre to welcome Eddy King & NEEV.
Alexandre Grothendieck: the passion of the absolute
Lecture

Alexandre Grothendieck: the passion of the absolute

December 9
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, December 9, Leila Schneps invites you at Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the greatest mathematician of the 20th century: Alexandre Grothendieck. At 7 pm, in the Spadina Theatre. Free entrance.
Movie Thursday - Haute Cuisine
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Haute Cuisine

December 10
7:30 pm
The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.
Speak Dating #8
Sociocultural event for students

Speak Dating #9 in Toronto

December 14
5:00 pm
Jeudi Cinéma - L'Ennui
Cinema

Movie Thursday - L'Ennui

December 17
7:30 pm
A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to own and tormented by her inability to respond to him, he becomes increasingly violent in a quest he can't name - a quest that slowly begins to undermine his certainties.
Cinema Thursday - Gemma Bovery
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Gemma Bovery

January 7
7:30 pm
Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert's heroes.
Homage: film and debate on Charlie Hebdo
Lecture

Homage: film and debate on Charlie Hebdo

January 8
5:00 pm
To commemorate the tragedy of the 7, 8 and 9 January 2015 attacks in France, the Consulate General of France in Toronto will present the documentary “Je suis Charlie” on Friday January 8 2016 at 5PM at Alliance française Toronto. The screening will be followed by a debate in presence of the Consul General of France, Globe and Mail cartoonist Brian Gable, Director of the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World at the University of Toronto Paul Cohen and Deputy Director for the Munk School of Global Affairs & holder of the Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies Ron Levi.
No one says anything, Everyone remembers everything
Exhibition

Exhibition Zile Liepins

January 13
6:30 pm
On January 13th, 2016, Alliance française Toronto is proud to invite you to the vernissage of the photographer Zile Liepins' exhibition "No One Says Anything, Everyone Remembers Everything", at 6:30pm.
OAKVILLE : Elle s'en va
Cinema

OAKVILLE : On my way

January 14
5:30 pm
Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
Movie Thursday - The Wages of Fear
Cinema

Movie Thursday - The Wages of Fear

January 14
7:30 pm
In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
Camping Royal
Kids

Camping Royal

January 17
2:00 pm
On Sunday, January 17, 2016, children are welcome in Alliance française de Toronto to attend the show presented by Corpus, following two queens camping. At 2 pm at Spadina Theatre.
André Le Nôtre and the French Garden in Modernity (20th-21st Centuries)
Lecture - History

André Le Nôtre and the French Garden in Modernity (20th-21st Centuries)

January 20
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Georges Farhat invites you at the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the French Garden to its most eminent master: André Le Nôtre.
Cinema Thursday - The King Is Dancing
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - The King Is Dancing

January 21
7:30 pm
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its ultimate setting: Versailles. There are two protagonists - first the title character, Louis XIV, the French sun-king who has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer (like Nero wrote and performed musical poetry), and starts asserting himself against the entourage of his Medici mother, the regent during his minority, by building his palace complex and launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. Secondly the musical genius Gianbattista Lulli ('Jean-Baptiste') Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post of court composer into a 'ministerial portfolio of culture' of Cabinet rank, complete with a monopoly which kills of his artistic rivals in operatic theater. The script also weaves a complex web of court scheming for individual power and social interests, and even a sadistic but accidental murder on a young valet, producing a sensuous and sumptuous drama too complex for this format, ending in a freakish but fatal accident. Louis XIV's mother was Ana de Austria (in French, Anne d' Autriche), the daughter of one of the Hapsburgh Kings of Spain. Maria di Medici (in French, Marie de Médicis) was his grandmother, his father's mother. She was dead before Louis XIV reached the throne. Please correct the reference to "his Medici mother"
Jazz Manouche: From Paris to Toronto
Concert - Jazz manouche

Jazz Manouche: From Paris to Toronto

January 23
8:00 pm
Roberto Rosenman brings the rich sounds of 1930's Jazz to North America, making a few musical stop-overs along the way. Make sure to be at Alliance française de Toronto on Saturday, January 23, 2016 for this concert !
In Conversation with Aude Moreau & Louise Déry
Lecture

In Conversation with Aude Moreau & Louise Déry

January 26
7:00 pm
On January 26th 2016, 7pm, Montreal-based artist Aude Moreau and curator Louise Déry will speak in conversation about the artist’s first major solo exhibition The Political Nightfall, currently on view at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Together Moreau and Déry will present and discuss the artist’s body of work that was developed over the last seven years and focuses on night-time panoramas of cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto. This lecture will be presented in French.
NORTH YORK : Coco avant Chanel
Cinema

NORTH YORK : Coco before Chanel

January 27
5:00 pm
The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
1816: summer without sun - Lessons for today
Lecture - History

1816: summer without sun - Postponed to March, 15

January 27
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Danièle Caloz and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you at the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the summer which follows the volcanic eruption of the Mount Tambora.
Movie Thursday - Yves Saint Laurent
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Saint Laurent (Bonello)

January 28
7:30 pm
Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.
Mathieu Boogaerts solo concert: an anthology of the French song
Concert - New Scene

Mathieu Boogaerts solo concert

January 30
8:00 pm
Le samedi 30 janvier 2016, retrouvez Mathieu Boogaerts à l’Alliance française pour écouter son nouvel album : "Mathieu Boogaerts".
Nicéphore Niépce and the Invention of Photography
Lecture

Nicéphore Niépce and the Invention of Photography

February 2
7:00 pm
L’Alliance française de Toronto vous invite à la conférence du professeur Thierry Gervais, consacrée à l’un des inventeurs de la photographie : Nicéphore Niépce. Le mardi 2 février, à 19h dans le théâtre de l’Alliance.
MISSISSAUGA - The King is dancing
Cinéma

MISSISSAUGA - The King is dancing

February 4
5:30 pm
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its ultimate setting: Versailles. There are two protagonists - first the title character, Louis XIV, the French sun-king who has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer (like Nero wrote and performed musical poetry), and starts asserting himself against the entourage of his Medici mother, the regent during his minority, by building his palace complex and launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. Secondly the musical genius Gianbattista Lulli ('Jean-Baptiste') Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post of court composer into a 'ministerial portfolio of culture' of Cabinet rank, complete with a monopoly which kills of his artistic rivals in operatic theater. The script also weaves a complex web of court scheming for individual power and social interests, and even a sadistic but accidental murder on a young valet, producing a sensuous and sumptuous drama too complex for this format, ending in a freakish but fatal accident. Louis XIV's mother was Ana de Austria (in French, Anne d' Autriche), the daughter of one of the Hapsburgh Kings of Spain. Maria di Medici (in French, Marie de Médicis) was his grandmother, his father's mother. She was dead before Louis XIV reached the throne. Please correct the reference to "his Medici mother"
Cinema Thursday - Persepolis
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Persepolis

February 4
7:30 pm
Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
Hampaté & Sahel Blues
Concert - World Music

Hampaté & Sahel Blues

February 5
8:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto invites you to discover Hampaté & Sahel Blues on Friday, February 5, for a concert of Senegalese music, the mixed tones of the St. Louis region.
Loosely Translated: Communicating and Re-connecting through Visual Language
Exhibition - Opening reception

Opening Exhibition - Patrick Lajoie

February 10
6:30 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to present a selection of works by Patrick Lajoie in the Pierre Léon Gallery. Opening ceremony on February 10, at 6:30 pm. This exhibition will end on March 5.
Jews and Muslims: why today the separation?
Lecture - History

Jews and Muslims: why today the separation?

February 11
7:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto presents a lecture of the historian Benjamin Stora dedicated to the jews-muslims relationships. On Thursday, February 11, at 7 pm in the Spadina Theatre. Free entrance.
TBFF : screening of

TBFF : screening of "Brooklyn"

February 12
7:00 pm
On February 12th, 2016, at 7pm, Alliance française Toronto invites you to the screening of "Brooklyn", directed by Pascal Tessaud, as part of the Toronto Black Film Festival 2016!
Wine and Cheese : Organic wines from France
Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese : Organic wines from France

February 17
7:00 pm
Come to find the inspiration for your festive meals during a tasting of wines and cheese at Alliance française de Toronto.
Movie Thursday - Lemon Tree
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Lemon Tree

February 18
7:30 pm
The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.
Sound Waves, inspired by the French Touch
Dance

Sound Waves, inspired by the French Touch

February 20
8:00 pm
On Saturday, February 20, SMASH Entertainment invites you at Alliance française de Toronto for a special dance performance inspired by the French Touch, a style of house music originally produced by French artists, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Cinema for little ones
Cinema

Cinema for little ones #1

February 21
2:00 pm
On February 21st, 2016, Alliance française invites you and your children to a special ONF cinema event. We will present a selection of short-movies for small children:
North York : On my way
Cinéma

North York : On my way

February 24
5:30 pm
Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
Toronto:
Lecture - History

Toronto: "generic city" in search of identity

February 24
7:00 pm
Mercredi 24 février, Salomé Viguier et la Société d’Histoire de Toronto vous invitent à l’Alliance française pour une conférence consacrée à l’identité de la ville de Toronto, à travers toutes ses évolutions.
European Book Club
Lecture

European Book Club

February 24
7:00 pm
Alliance francaise Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes.The first opus of this edition will focus on the novel Who is Martha ? by Marjana Gaponenko.
Movie Thursday - The Past
Cinema

Movie Thursday - The Past

February 25
7:30 pm
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.
Impressions de France
Concert - Classical Music

Impressions de France

February 27
8:00 pm
On Saturday, February, 27 Alliance française de Toronto is proud to present you a powerful duo with the harpist Caroline Léonardelli and the mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah.
 Screening: La malédiction de naître fille (The curse of being born a girl) by Manon Loizeau and Alexis Marant

Screening: La malédiction de naître fille (The curse of being born a girl) by Manon Loizeau and Alexis Marant

March 2
7:00 pm
In Asia, giving birth to a girl is still a curse. In China, India or Pakistan , ritual infanticide ( in the poorer southern provinces of India) or feticide after an ultrasound ( organized in Punjab and China ) remains common , to the point that a hundred million women are missing. Some villages are now populated only by men and boys . Manon Loizeau investigated in these countries ( Pakistan , India, China ) to better understand the reasons for this tragedy, but also to explain the mechanisms .
Cinema Thursday - Sois belle et tais-toi
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Sois belle et tais-toi

March 3
7:30 pm
Famous actresses talk about their role in the movie industry, and the demand to "be beautiful and shut up".
C.R.A.Z.Y night!

C.R.A.Z.Y night!

March 4
7:30 pm
Event Description On March 4th, things are going to get a little C.R.A.Z.Y. Come celebrate the launch of Arsenal Pulp Press’s newest book in their Queer Film Classic series about one of the most distinctive touchstones of French-Canadian queer cinema—and one of TIFF’s Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time—Jean-Marc Vallée’s C.R.A.Z.Y. Author Robert Schwartzwald will explore the film’s context and controversy, aided by clips from the film. Filmmaker and activist John Greyson will introduce the event.
En passant par la chanson
Concert - song

Through the song: from Félix Leclerc to Francis Cabrel

March 5
8:00 pm
On Thursday, March 5, Alliance française de Toronto invites you to the concert of Welcome Soleil, a Franco-ontarian band who brightens up the francophony!
Cinema for little ones
Cinema

Cinema for little ones #2

March 6
2:00 pm
On March 6, 2016, Alliance française invites you and your children to a special ONF cinema event. We will present a selection of short-movies for small children:
CONTINENTS
Exposition

CONTINENTS

March 9
6:30 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to present a selection of works by James Kennedy in the Pierre Léon Gallery. Exhibition from March, 9 to April, 2. Opening reception on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 pm. Free entrance.
Cinema Thursday - Bicycling with Molière
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Bicycling with Molière

March 10
7:30 pm
Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?
Molière fait la comédie
Theater

Molière fait la comédie March 11

March 11
8:00 pm
To celebrate one of the greatest glories of the theater, Alain Vercollier and Les Indisciplinés de Toronto present an original and humorous show at the Spadina Theatre on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12. This show, punctuated of the funniest scenes of the writer, traces with truth and fantasy the career of the famous organizer of Louis XIV recreation.
Molière fait la comédie
Theater

Molière fait la comédie March 12

March 12
8:00 pm
To celebrate one of the greatest glories of the theater, Alain Vercollier and Les Indisciplinés de Toronto present an original and humorous show at the Spadina Theatre on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12. This show, punctuated of the funniest scenes of the writer, traces with truth and fantasy the career of the famous organizer of Louis XIV recreation.
1816: summer without sun - Lessons for today
Lecture - History

1816: summer without sun - Lessons for today

March 15
7:00 pm
On Tuesday, March, 2016, Danièle Caloz and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you at the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the summer which follows the volcanic eruption of the Mount Tambora.
Le Corbusier and the Dynamics of Space, Colour and Design: Art and the Rehabilitation of the Unité d’Habitation
Lecture - Architecture

Le Corbusier and the Dynamics of Space, Colour and Design: Art and the Rehabilitation of the Unité d’Habitation

March 16
7:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto invites you to the lecture of Professor Derek Knight, dedicated to Le Corbusier’s work. On Wednesday, March 16, at 7 pm in the Spadina Theatre. Free entrance.
Movie Thursday - Le Bal des Actrices
Cinéma

Movie Thursday - Le Bal des Actrices

March 17
7:30 pm
On March 17, 2016, Alliance française Toronto welcomes you to the screening of the movie Le Bal des actrices (2011) by Maïwenn.
Francophonie week at Toronto

Francophonie week at Toronto

March 18
6:00 pm
The Centre francophone of Toronto, Alliance française Toronto, Bureau du Québec à Toronto, Cinéfranco, Radio-Canada, Francophonie-en-fête, French Theatre of Toronto and French General Consulate invite you to the Francophonie Week at Toronto, from March 17th to March 24th 2016.
Moroccan Shaabi
Concert - World Music

Moroccan Shaabi

March 19
8:00 pm
Saturday, March 19 at 8 pm, discover the Quebecois-Moroccan Hassan El Hadi and his group at the Spadina Theatre for a concert which cleverly mixes traditional Moroccan, Andalusian and Quebec parts, Arabic and Berber, rock, jazz and rai.
Wine and Cheese
Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

March 23
7:00 pm
Come to find the inspiration during a tasting of wines and cheese at Alliance française de Toronto.
European Book Club - Leo the African

European Book Club - Leo the African

March 23
7:00 pm
Alliance francaise Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes.The second opus of this edition will focus on Leo the African by Amin Maalouf.
Cinema Thursday - Le petit lieutenant
Cinema

Cinema Thursday - Le petit lieutenant

March 24
7:30 pm
Alliance française Toronto welcomes you in the Spadina theatre on March 24 at 7pm, for the screening of Le petit lieutenant by Xavier Beauvois (2005) with Nathalie Baye and Jalil Lespert.
Bach in progress
Concert - Classical music

Bach in progress

March 30
8:00 pm
On Wednesday, March 30, the Alliance Française de Toronto is pleased to receive the multiple awardes harpsichord player Jean Rondeau. "Revelation Instrumental Soloist of the Year" at the Victoires classical music in 2015, he will give a concert dedicated to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach at 7 pm in the Spadina Theater.
Movie Thursday - La Fille coupée en deux
Cinema

Movie Thursday - La Fille coupée en deux

March 31
7:30 pm
A black comedy centered around a TV weather girl and the two very different men who pursue her.
Women’s looks
Exhibiton

Women’s looks

April 6
6:30 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to present a selection of works by Anne Maizia in the Pierre Léon Gallery. Opening reception on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 pm, free entrance. Exhibition until Saturday, April 30.
Mississauga Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

Mississauga Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

April 7
5:30 pm
A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them.
Movie Thursday - Barry Lyndon
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Barry Lyndon

April 7
7:30 pm
On April 7th 2016, Alliance française Toronto invites you to rediscover Stanley Kubrick with the screening of Barry Lyndon (1975).
Classic makes its cinema
Concert - Classical music

Classic makes its cinema

April 8
8:00 pm
On Friday, April 8, Alliance française de Toronto is proud to present you the Belgian pianist Olivier de Spiegeleir for a dive in the best soundtracks of the cinema.
Krik Krak: Around the tale
Storytelling

Krik Krak: Around the tale

April 10
2:00 pm
On Sunday, April 10, Mafane and Marie-Célie Agnant invite you to the Spadina Theatre for an afternoon of tales and legends from the Isle of la Reunion and Haiti, to discover the history and the culture of these two Creole regions.
Krik Krak: Around the tale
Storytelling

Krik Krak: Around the tale (for adults)

April 10
4:00 pm
On Sunday, April 10, Mafane and Marie-Célie Agnant invite you to the Spadina Theatre for an afternoon of tales and legends from the Isle of la Reunion and Haiti, to discover the history and the culture of these two Creole regions.
Volunteers week 2016

Volunteers week 2016

April 12
6:30 pm
As part of the Volunteers week 2016, Alliance française Toronto offers a movie screening exclusively dedicated to volunteers on April 12th, 2016.
Trudeau: son of Quebec, father of Canada
Lecture

Trudeau: son of Quebec, father of Canada

April 13
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, April 13, Monique and Max Nemni invite you at Alliance française de Toronto for a lecture dedicated to Pierre Elliott Trudeau. At 7 pm, in the Spadina Theatre. Free entrance.
Meeting with Tanguy Viel

Meeting with Tanguy Viel

April 14
5:00 pm
French novelist Tanguy Viel will be in Toronto for a public talk at the Alliance Française de Toronto on April 14th and the guest of honour at the annual student conference hosted by the University of Toronto’s Société des études supérieures du Département d’Études françaises (SESDEF).
Oakville Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

Oakville Movie Thursday : Man on the Train

April 14
5:30 pm
A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them.
Movie Thursday - Bye Bye Blondie
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Bye Bye Blondie

April 14
7:30 pm
Le 14 Avril 2016, l'Alliance française de Toronto vous invite à la projection du film Bye Bye Blondie de Virgine Despentes (2012) avec Emmanuelle Béart.
Bloor St. Culture Corridor: The Architecture of a Toronto Arts District

Bloor St. Culture Corridor: The Architecture of a Toronto Arts District

April 15
6:00 pm
The Bloor St. Culture Corridor kicks off its second anniversary celebrations with a round-table panel discussion exploring one of the most diverse and important cultural destinations in Toronto.
Tournée du cinéma québécois - April 16th, 2016

Tournée du cinéma québécois - April 16th, 2016

April 16
11:00 am
On April 16th and 17th, 2016, Alliance française Toronto invites you to discover a selection of Quebecker movies.
Tournée du cinéma québécois : April 17th, 2016

Tournée du cinéma québécois : April 17th, 2016

April 17
3:00 pm
On April 16th and 17th, 2016, Alliance française Toronto invites you to discover a selection of Quebecker movies.
Métis from Acadie to Toronto
Lecture - History

Métis from Acadie to Toronto

April 20
7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20, Lisette Mallet and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you to the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated on Acadian Métis, children of European exiles and First Nations.
NEW - National Canadian Film Day

NEW - National Canadian Film Day

April 20
7:30 pm
As part of the National Canadian Film Day on April 20, 2016 , Alliance française Toronto in partnership with Canadian Parent for French organizes the free screening of the latest Quebec comedy Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre.
Movie Thursday - Man on the Train
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Man on the Train

April 21
7:30 pm
A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them.
Setwana Traditional Music
Concert - World Music

Setswana Traditional Music

April 23
8:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto invites you to discover Trinity Mpho and his band on Saturday, April 23, for an afrojazz concert. At 8 pm in the Spadina Theater.
Portrait of Monteverdi
Lecture

Portrait of Monteverdi

April 27
7:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto invites you at the lecture of Professor David Fallis, dedicated to the revolutionary Monteverdi. On Wednesday, April 27, at 7 pm in the Spadina Theater, free entrance.
European Book Club - A General Theory of Oblivion

European Book Club - A General Theory of Oblivion

April 27
7:00 pm
Alliance française Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes.The third opus of this edition will focus on the novel A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa.
Movie Thursday - Tous les matins du monde
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Tous les matins du monde

April 28
7:30 pm
Le 28 Avril 2016 à 19h30, l'Alliance française de Toronto vous invite à la projection du film Tous les matins du monde de Alain Corneau (1991) avec Gérard Depardieu et Jean Pierre Marielle.
CONTACT
Exhibition

CONTACT

May 4
6:30 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to present a selection of works by one of Ryerson School of Image Arts’ student in the Pierre Léon Gallery. Opening reception on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 pm, free entrance.
Hot Docs Festival 2016 : A Discussion around the documentary "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad" with professor Miloud Chennoufi

Hot Docs Festival 2016 : A Discussion around the documentary "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad" with professor Miloud Chennoufi

May 5
6:00 pm
On Thursday, May 5th at the Alliance française de Toronto, Stephane Malterre, director of the film "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad" and Dr. Miloud Chennoufi, International Relations specialist at the Canadian Forces College will present and discuss excerpts from this documentary, which will be shown at Hot Docs Festival.
Talk on the documentary « The Father, the son and the Holy Djihad »

Talk on the documentary « The Father, the son and the Holy Djihad »

May 5
6:00 pm
On Thursday, May 5th at the Alliance Française de Toronto, Stephane Malterre, director of the film "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Djihad" and Dr. Miloud Chennoufi, International Relations specialist at the Canadian Forces College will present and discuss (in French) excerpts from this documentary, which will be shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Jeudi Cinéma - Augustine
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Augustine (instead of May 12th)

May 5
7:30 pm
On May 5, 2016, at Alliance française's Movie Thursday program: screening of the movie Augustine (2012) by Alice Winocour with Vincent Lindon.
24th Annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival

24th Annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival

May 6
12:30 pm
As part of the 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Alliance française Toronto invites you to the screening of Grand Illusion (1937) by Jean Renoir.
Wine and Cheese
Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

May 11
7:00 pm
Come discover the microbrewery of Cassel Brewery and taste our beers at Alliance française Toronto.
TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL - MAY 12th 2016

TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL - MAY 12th 2016

May 12
7:00 pm
Alliance française Toronto is happy to invite you to the 2016 Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL - MAY 13th 2016

TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL - MAY 13th 2016

May 13
7:00 pm
Alliance française Toronto is happy to invite you to the 2016 Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
La passagère
Theater

La passagère

May 14
8:00 pm
The Company La Tangente is proud to invite you to "La passagère", a play by Claude Guilmain on Saturday, May 14 in the Spadina theatre.
TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL - May 15th 2016

TORONTO COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL - May 15th 2016

May 15
6:00 pm
The Alliance française de Toronto is happy to invite you to the 2016 Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Dragouilles

Dragouilles

May 17
6:30 pm
The popular travelling Dragouilles have landed in Toronto! Bring your children for a free activity and autograph session with the authors Maxim Cyr and Karine Gottot.
Histoire de l'aviation commerciale française : du début du 20ème siècle à nos jours
Lecture - History

History of the French commercial aviation: from the beginning of the 20th century to our days

May 18
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, May 18, Gilbert Dekoker and Alliance française de Toronto invite you to a lecture dedicated on French commercial aviation.
European Book club - Dispute over a very Italian Piglet by Amara Lakhous

European Book club - Dispute over a very Italian Piglet by Amara Lakhous

May 18
7:00 pm
Alliance francaise Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes. This opus will focus on Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet by Amara Lakhous.
Movie Thursday - The Salt of the Earth
Cinema

Movie Thursday - The Salt of the Earth

May 19
7:30 pm
Le 19 Mai, l'Alliance française Toronto vous présente Le Sel de la Terre (2014) de Wim Wenders.
History of the medicine in Canada
Lecture - History

History of medicine in Canada

May 25
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, May 25, Catherine Frelin and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto invite you at the Alliance française for a lecture dedicated to the long run history of the medicine in Canada and the new challenges which announce.
Movie Thursday - Renoir

Movie Thursday - Renoir

May 26
7:30 pm
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.
DIÁLOGO FLAMENCO
Concert

DIÁLOGO FLAMENCO

May 27
8:00 pm
Alliance française Toronto is pleased to present a flamenco show in partnership with the Spanish Centre. This show will be presented by Compañía Carmen Romero.
Annual photography contest for the students of the LFT
Exhibition

Annual photography contest for the students of the LFT

June 1
6:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto is pleased to present the results of the annual photography contest for the students of the Lycée Français de Toronto in the Pierre Léon Gallery. Opening ceremony on Wednesday, June 1st, at 6 pm.
Movie Thursday - Tomboy
Cinema

Movie Thursday - Tomboy

June 2
7:30 pm
A 10-year old transgender boy moves to a new neighborhood with his family. He introduces himself as a boy for the first time to new friends.
Versailles, château français ou palais italien ? Le goût de Louis XIV à l’épreuve d’un chantier exceptionnel
Lecture - Architecture

Versailles, château français ou palais italien ? Le goût de Louis XIV à l’épreuve d’un chantier exceptionnel

June 7
7:00 pm
L'Alliance française de Toronto vous invite à la conférence du conservateur du château de Versailles, Bertrand Rondot, le 7 juin à 19h.
Wine and Cheese
Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

June 8
7:00 pm
Dear wine lovers, the Alliance française de Toronto will present a new Wine and Cheese event featuring affordable wines.
Maxence Cyrin's concert

Maxence Cyrin's concert

June 8
8:45 pm
Maxence Cyrin is a French pianist and composer. 
Strongly modern, Maxence Cyrin has performed in many venues such classical music festivals or clubs, and frequently work with Fashion’s prestigious brands as Lanvin, Chanel, Hermès, Valentino.


Movie Thursday - A Very Long Engagement

Movie Thursday - A Very Long Engagement

June 9
7:30 pm
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during the First World War.
Art & Energy in France
Lecture - History

This event has been cancelled, sorry for any inconvenience.

June 15
7:00 pm
On Wednesday, June 15, Barry Lord invites you at the Alliance française de Toronto for a lecture dedicated to the relationships between energy and art in France. At 7 pm, in the Spadina Theater.
European Book Club - The Girl Who Played Go

European Book Club - The Girl Who Played Go

June 15
7:00 pm
Alliance francaise Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book Club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes. This session will focus on the novel The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa.
Writers ! Your ID ! - Identity and belonging

Writers ! Your ID ! - Identity and belonging

June 16
6:30 pm
Is it possible to belong somewhere and yet identify with another place? Is it possible to belong to more than one culture? Come to the bookstore to hear the experiences of two writers who have diverse roots.
Movie Thursday - The Children of the Century

Movie Thursday - The Children of the Century

June 16
7:30 pm
The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was the boldness of her writing on issues such as the abstinence of marriage and women's frigidity that most contributed to the scandalous reputation she earned in French literary circles. When she met Alfred de Musset, the most gifted poet of his generation, the two quickly became a public cause celebrity while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism.
Radio Elvis

Radio Elvis

June 17
8:00 pm
On June 17th, 2016 at 8pm, Alliance française de Toronto is happy to invite you to discover the young French band Radio Elvis which will give a concert at Spadina Theatre after performing on stage at Les Francopholies de Montréal.
2016 Music Festival

2016 Music Festival

June 21
8:00 pm
On June 21st, 2016 at 8pm, the Alliance française de Toronto invites you to celebrate the beginning of the summer and the 35th edition of the Music Festival.
Movie Thursday - A Summer's Tale

Movie Thursday - A Summer's Tale

June 23
7:30 pm
A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.
Migration : from a bank to an other, in search of the identity
Theater

Migration : from a bank to an other, in search of the identity

June 24
8:00 pm
As part of the Francofierté 2016, the artistic agency Ekin and FrancoQueer present to you : « Migration : from a bank to an other, in search of the identity»
Toronto Bastille Day 2016

Toronto Bastille Day 2016

July 10
11:00 am
For the third consecutive year, the French national holiday is celebrated in Toronto as a popular and festive day: Toronto Bastille Day!
Cage Call 25

Cage Call 25

September 7
6:30 pm
Cage Call 25 is a retrospective exhibition of the most in-depth photographic study of hard rock mining communities ever produced in Canada.
A prophet

A prophet

September 8
7:30 pm
Malik El Djebena, who has been sentenced to prison for six years, is illiterate.
Exceptional meeting with Agnès Varda

Exceptional meeting with Agnès Varda

September 10
3:00 pm
During the TIFF, Alliance Française, Unifrance, The Consulate General of France in Toronto and the Institut Français are pleased to invite you to a special meeting with Agnès Varda.
Sienna Dahlen sings her Ice Age Paradise

Sienna Dahlen sings her Ice Age Paradise

September 10
8:00 pm
This concert will mark the release of Juno award-winning vocalist, Sienna Dahlen’s new album “Ice Age Paradise”, a luscious collection of original chamber folk and jazz-influenced music.
Retrospective Agnès Varda

Retrospective Agnès Varda

September 11
11:00 am
11 a.m. : screening of Jacquot de Nantes (1991) and 1 :30 p.m. : screening of the documentary Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)
From the « roman noir » to the foreign domain: Meeting with Viviane Hamy, French publisher

From the « roman noir » to the foreign domain: Meeting with Viviane Hamy, French publisher

September 13
6:30 pm
An important figure in French publishing, Viviane Hamy has strived since 1978 to discover new voices, and to re-discover texts from the French and foreign domain.
“Dialogic" Teaching

“Dialogic" Teaching

September 14
7:00 pm
Educator, religious studies scholar,art critic,and translator,Professor Norman Cornett, Ph.D, teaches at universities throughout North America and Europe.
Life and Nothing But

Life and Nothing But

September 15
7:30 pm
January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action.
Launch of the 2016-2017 season

Launch of the 2016-2017 season

September 20
6:30 pm
Let's celebrate officially our reunion on an exceptional evening on September 20th at 6:30pm.
Céleste Lévis in concert!

Céleste Lévis in concert!

September 22
8:00 pm
Le Centre Francophone, Francophonie en Fête and Alliance Française are pleased to present this exceptional artist with the charming voice who won the 2016 Réseau Ontario Coup de Foudre award!
European Language Day

European Language Day

September 23
5:00 pm
European Language Day has been celebrated in Europe since September 26, 2011, at the initiative of the Council of Europe.
European Book Club - Queen of Flowers and Pearls

European Book Club - Queen of Flowers and Pearls

September 28
7:00 pm
Alliance francaise Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes. This opus will focus on Queen of Flowers and Pearls by Gabriella Ghermandi.
Meeting with graphic novel author Jean-Louis Tripp

Meeting with graphic novel author Jean-Louis Tripp

September 28
7:00 pm
Jean-Louis Tripp published his first comics strips at 19 years old in Métal Hurlant.
Mommy

Mommy

September 29
7:30 pm
Forty-six year old Diane Després - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living.
Tribute to Dexter Gordon: Our man in Paris

Tribute to Dexter Gordon: Our man in Paris

September 30
8:00 pm
Allan Gorman is a performer and an educator in the Toronto music community. He grew up in northern Ontario and that experience has been an important influence throughout his life.
Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince

October 2
2:00 pm
A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it.
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada

Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada

October 4
6:30 pm
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada, French division, followed by the documentary Voyage en barbarie by Delphine Deloget and Cécile Allegra, which won the 2015 Albert Londres Award.
Voyage en barbarie

Voyage en barbarie

October 4
6:30 pm
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada, French division, followed by the documentary Voyage en barbarie by Delphine Deloget and Cécile Allegra, which won the 2015 Albert Londres Award, the 2015 Scam Étoile award, the Primed Grand Prix award, the OMTC Award from the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, the New York City Film Festival’s Best Documentary Award and the Arusha African Film Festival’s Best Documentary Award.
Coherence over time

Coherence over time

October 5
6:30 pm
"This exhibition is intended to be a visual exploration and a celebration of what represents the sensitive reality of my environment in 2016.
Queen Catherine de’ Medici and Queen Margot

Queen Catherine de’ Medici and Queen Margot

October 6
6:30 pm
In the film Queen Margot, Catherine de Médicis is depicted as one of the main instigators of the massacre of Protestants at the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.
Queen Margot

Queen Margot

October 6
7:30 pm
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
Special meeting with Patrice Leconte

Special meeting with Patrice Leconte

October 12
7:00 pm
Exceptional meeting with French director, scenarist and producer Patrice Leconte
The widow of Saint-Pierre

The widow of Saint-Pierre

October 13
6:00 pm
In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.
Girl on a bridge

Girl on a bridge

October 13
9:00 pm
It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show.
Intimate strangers

Intimate strangers

October 14
6:00 pm
A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship.
Ridicule

Ridicule

October 14
8:30 pm
To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images

Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images

October 15
8:30 pm
As part of the international conference, “The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next” (October 13-16, 2016), the Alliance Française, in collaboration with the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and The Glenn Gould Foundation is pleased to present “Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images”.
Chance in History: always in control?

Chance in History: always in control?

October 18
7:00 pm
Voltaire liked to recognize, “His majesty, Chance.” Current-day historians tend to attribute to it all its importance.
European Book Club - Before the Feast

European Book Club - Before the Feast

October 19
7:00 pm
Alliance francaise Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes. This opus will focus on Before The Feast, by Saša Stanišic.
The Gypsies of Andalusia, a creative mutual discovery

The Gypsies of Andalusia, a creative mutual discovery

October 20
6:00 pm
Towards the middle of XVth century, old gypsy tribes millennia arrived in Andalusia after a hard and perilous journey of five centuries on several continents. The fusion between this culture and the andalusian one, the most multicultural region of the Peninsula gave unique results. This lecture will be based on the one given at the Institute of mediteranean studies on March 2016.
THE TERROR GROUP, la relève espagnole

THE TERROR GROUP, la relève espagnole

October 20
7:30 pm
Joanne Belluco’s 2012 documentary, the new wave of Spanish horror filmmakers (52 minutes), with the director in attendance. Official selection, 2011 Sitges Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya).
Sonates Françaises à la Belle Epoque

Sonates Françaises à la Belle Epoque

October 21
8:00 pm
Music of Maurice Ravel and Albéric Magnard.The involvement of the two composers in the global conflict was very different. Ravel, a pacifist sensitive to the ideas of Jean Jaurès, tried to join the war effort despite being refused by the military authorities.
Gravitational waves: a discovery offering a new perspective on the Universe

Gravitational waves: a discovery offering a new perspective on the Universe

October 24
7:00 pm
Gravitational waves are tiny ripples in the shape of space-time, predicted by Einstein and generated during cataclysmic events such as black hole collisions. After lengthy experimental research, scientists were able to make their first direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015 thanks to large interferometers.
Meeting with Lola Lafon

Meeting with Lola Lafon

October 25
7:00 pm
Lola Lafon is a French writer, composer, feminist and libertarian. Her latest novel, The Little Communist Who Never Smiled, has been translated into more than ten languages and published in English by Seven Stories Press.
Cinefranco

Cinefranco

October 27
6:30 pm
Cinéfranco/ Francophone International Film Festival 2016
Socalled's "The Golem"

Socalled's "The Golem"

October 29
8:00 pm
Just in time for Halloween, Montreal's Socalled will present a live soundtrack to the 1915 silent horror film version of "the Golem" written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. Based on an ancient Jewish myth set in Prague, Socalled developed a live soundtrack to the film some ten years ago in that very city, where his grandmother's family was from.
From hiding to immigration to Canada : the fate of a hidden child

From hiding to immigration to Canada : the fate of a hidden child

November 3
7:00 pm
Born in Paris in 1931, Muguette Myers is the author of the memoirs Where Courage Lives, published in the spring of 2016 by the Azrieli Foundation.
No Exit

No Exit

November 4
8:00 pm
Who better than Sartre himself to talk about No Exit? "Hell is other people has always been misunderstood. It has been thought that what I meant by that was that our relations with other people are always poisoned, that they are always hellish relations. But what I really mean is something completely different... there are vast numbers of people in the world who are in hell because they depend too much on the judgment of others.”
Mélanie Brulée & Pandaléon in concert !

Mélanie Brulée & Pandaléon in concert !

November 5
8:00 pm
Certainly the most inventive group on Canada’s French music scene, this trio, with its abstract musical universe, simultaneously ambient and vibrant, is a must-see.
European Book Club - Requiem: A Hallucination

European Book Club - Requiem: A Hallucination

November 9
7:00 pm
Alliance francaise Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões Portugal and Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto are pleased to invite you at the 2016 European Book club. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes. This opus will focus on Requiem: A Hallucination by Antonio Tabucchi.
Halloween's party// CANCELLED

Halloween's party// CANCELLED

November 9
7:00 pm
CANCELLED
The tenant (Le locataire)

The tenant (Le locataire)

November 10
7:30 pm
Roman Polanski's 1976 film The Tenant (Le locataire) (126 minutes) - with the support of the Toronto Jewish Film Society.
Generating Electro - Martin Messier and Myriam Bleau

Generating Electro - Martin Messier and Myriam Bleau

November 11
8:00 pm
This performance, co-presented with New Adventures in Sound Art, will feature two rising Quebecois media artists.
Discovering the world of Jennifer Couëlle and the songs of Philippe Flauhaut

Discovering the world of Jennifer Couëlle and the songs of Philippe Flauhaut

November 13
2:00 pm
Her first children’s books were published in France in 2005, and she has since published over twenty works for children, including albums, poetry collections and a short story, in Québec, Ontario and France.
Science café : Biodiversity crises : the perspectives of a paleontologist and a biologist

Science café : Biodiversity crises : the perspectives of a paleontologist and a biologist

November 14
6:30 pm
Discussion between Jean-Bernard Caron, invertebrate paleontology curator at the Royal Ontario Museum and Jean-Christophe Auffray, advisor for science and technology at the French Embassy in Canada.
Cinema Faces

Cinema Faces

November 16
5:00 pm
The TIFF is one of the most important Film festivals in the world, in which French projects and French talents play a major part.
L'amour fou

L'amour fou

November 17
7:30 pm
Shortly after the death of Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), his lover Pierre Bergé talks to the camera about their life together, moving chronologically from their meeting when 21-year-old Saint Laurent became creative director at Christian Dior
Victory or defeat ? The Battle of the St.Lawrence, 1942-1944
Lecture

Victory or defeat ? The Battle of the St.Lawrence, 1942-1944

November 23
7:00 pm
Captain Hugues Canuel, PhD student in War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada. Presented by the Société d’Histoire de Toronto (SHT).
Poetry

Poetry

November 24
7:30 pm
South-Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s 2010 film Poetry (139 minutes), as an introduction to the classical music concert of November 25th, The Aroma of France and Korea.
The Aroma of France and Korea

The Aroma of France and Korea

November 25
7:00 pm
“The Aroma of France and Korea” is a chamber music concert, focused on works for flute, clarinet, piano and vocal. The programme includes various French composers' classical music, Korean-Canadian composer and the Toronto Messiaen Ensemble (TME)'s artistic director, Gideon Gee-Bum Kim’s new work based on a Korean folk tune, and Kim's two arrangements of French and Korean popular songs such as "Hymne a l'amour" and "Magic Castle".
The Colonial Legacy and the Far Right in Contemporary France

The Colonial Legacy and the Far Right in Contemporary France

November 29
7:00 pm
Lecture on the origins of France’s far right by Jack Veugelers, professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.
Adapting Literature to film

Adapting Literature to film

December 1
7:30 pm
Many filmmakers base their storylines on literary works. What is the process involved in moving from a written work to a film?
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

December 1
8:30 pm
A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing.
A special meeting with Yves Beauchemin

A special meeting with Yves Beauchemin

December 2
6:30 pm
Yves Beauchemin is a leading light on the Quebec literary scene.
A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

December 3
9:00 pm
The daughter of the legendary South-African jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, Lorraine is one of the last artists to preserve the classic sound of Township Music.
The delights of Christmas

The delights of Christmas

December 4
4:00 pm
Classical music concert with Christina Tannous, soprano, and Dominic Boulianne on piano.
What natural selection teaches us about human beings

What natural selection teaches us about human beings

December 7
7:00 pm
Natural selection is a simple mechanism, discovered by Darwin, allowing us to understand the living world and its adaptations.
Mapantsula

Mapantsula

December 8
7:30 pm
The movie tells the story and the transformation of Johannes «Panic», a talented thief, in South Africa in the 1980s
A man and a woman

A man and a woman

December 15
7:30 pm
A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school.
Laurence Anyways

Laurence Anyways

January 5
7:30 pm
Architectures of the body and the built environment: impressions, sensations and expressions

Architectures of the body and the built environment: impressions, sensations and expressions

January 11
6:30 pm
The double life of Veronique

The double life of Veronique

January 12
7:30 pm
Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.
The Spirit of 1867 : the turning point in the history of French America

The Spirit of 1867 : the turning point in the history of French America

January 18
7:00 pm
Patrice Dutil is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. He holds a PhD from York University, an M es Arts from the Université de Montréal, and a BA (Hon.) from York University.
Dangerous Liaisons directed by Stephen Frears

Dangerous Liaisons directed by Stephen Frears

January 19
7:30 pm
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.
Yesterday and today, a recital of the songs and music of New France

Yesterday and today, a recital of the songs and music of New France

January 20
8:00 pm
This concert will cover an important period in the history of French song in Canada,including all the provinces and all the varieties of French spoken in the country.
* NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Coco before Chanel

* NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Coco before Chanel

January 25
5:00 pm
Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar.
Today's intellectuals: in decline or on the rise ?

Today's intellectuals: in decline or on the rise ?

January 25
7:00 pm
Jean-Paul Sartre said that “an intellectual is someone who meddles in what is not his business.”
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Solutions locales pour un désordre global

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Solutions locales pour un désordre global

January 25
7:00 pm
Ukraine, South America, India, France - farmers, scientists, producers of organic food present their views as well as successes of their work with earth, which is presented in second plan as a woman.
Grey Matter

Grey Matter

January 26
7:30 pm
Balthazar is a young filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, «The Cycle of the Cockroach», a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities only to find herself committed to the same mental institution as a man driven insane by the crimes he perpetrated during the war.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The king and the Mockingbird

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The king and the Mockingbird

January 28
4:00 pm
The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XIV, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds.
"A chantar": Medieval songs of Courtly Love

"A chantar": Medieval songs of Courtly Love

January 28
8:00 pm
Canadian ethnomusicologist and musician Judith Cohen, who specializes in medieval and traditional music, will bring you into the universe of the music of the Middle Ages, exploring all facets of this tradition of Courtly Love which governed the delicate and complex relationships between the men and women of the period
What's that noise? Two children's authors, two spooky stories

What's that noise? Two children's authors, two spooky stories

January 29
2:00 pm
Come listen to children’s authors Diya Lim and Mireille Messier, as they tell their stories.
Mysteries, deaths, tombs, gods and scholars in Ancient Egypt

Mysteries, deaths, tombs, gods and scholars in Ancient Egypt

February 1
7:00 pm
Death on the Nile is perhaps not just the idea of the afterlife passed down from the royal mummies
Congo: the next Coltan war is in our hands

Congo: the next Coltan war is in our hands

February 2
6:30 pm
Lecture and debate with Blaise Ndala, author of J’irai danser sur la tombe de Senghor
Blood in the mobile

Blood in the mobile

February 2
7:30 pm
Frank Poulsen’s 2010 documentary
La trace de Satyr

La trace de Satyr

February 3
8:00 pm
An evening combining poetry and classical and jazz improvisation
Encounters with the Sublime

Encounters with the Sublime

February 8
6:30 pm
Outstanding exhibit by Sebastião Salgado, one of the world’s greatest photographers, and Bradford Washburn, explorer, geographer and mountaineer
Concert of Malian music with Diely Mori Tounkara

Concert of Malian music with Diely Mori Tounkara

February 11
9:00 pm
Born into a large family of Malian griots, Diely Mori Tounkara followed in the footsteps of his musician father
The many faces of Vimy ridge

The many faces of Vimy ridge

February 15
7:00 pm
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place from April 9–12, 1917, is an iconic victory for Canada
Lumumba

Lumumba

February 16
7:30 pm
The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba.
Art and energy: How culture changes

Art and energy: How culture changes

February 22
7:00 pm
Barry Lord has edited and authored several books on culture, in addition to articles and exhibition catalogues
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Persepolis

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Persepolis

February 22
7:00 pm
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
Exceptional screening: "Three colors: Red"

Exceptional screening: "Three colors: Red"

February 23
6:30 pm
Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism.
Carnival evening // cancelled

Carnival evening // cancelled

February 24
7:00 pm
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: A monster in Paris

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: A monster in Paris

February 25
4:00 pm
Paris, 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens.
Kamba the little girl from Kasaï

Kamba the little girl from Kasaï

February 26
2:00 pm
Through story and song, this show will take the whole family on a journey to the foreign lands of the Kasaï-Oriental province in the Congo
The vampire in literature and film : from terror to seduction

The vampire in literature and film : from terror to seduction

March 1
7:00 pm
Alexandra Grenier is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Studies at Université de Montréal. She previously obtained a Master in English at Concordia University. Alexandra is a lecturer at Université de Montréal, where in particular, she taught vampires in film and literature. She is also coordinator at the Virtuoso research centre on digital uses, cultures, and documents.
Etienne Brûlé in 1952 and today

Etienne Brûlé in 1952 and today

March 2
7:00 pm
Few historical Canadian figures have undergone such an image change as Étienne Brûlé. Come see for yourself!
The work and ideas of Pierre Schaeffer

The work and ideas of Pierre Schaeffer

March 3
8:00 pm
Pierre Schaeffer was an important figure in building the foundation for the development of electroacoustic music in Canada.
Photographic memories of lost spaces : The Children of Cité Lesage-Bullourde and Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 1949-1954

Photographic memories of lost spaces : The Children of Cité Lesage-Bullourde and Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 1949-1954

March 8
6:30 pm
This exhibition brings to the Alliance Francaise, Toronto a series of compelling, rarely seen photographs taken in the spring of 1950 in post war Paris.
Contempt

Contempt

March 9
7:30 pm
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Estonian film screening at Alliance Française: Tangerines

Estonian film screening at Alliance Française: Tangerines

March 10
7:00 pm
War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region 1992: local Apkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia.
Goodbye Morocco

Goodbye Morocco

March 15
7:30 pm
Dounia, a woman divorced with one child, lives in Tangier with a Serbian architect who is overseeing a luxury property development.
Concert of Gnawa music with the group: Marocouleurs

Concert of Gnawa music with the group: Marocouleurs

March 18
9:00 pm
Directed by Fath Allah Laghrizmi, this group brings together talented musicians, including Khalil Abou Abdelmajid, who heads the group Bambara Trans.
Tales, stories and film

Tales, stories and film

March 19
2:00 pm
Meet children’s author Andrée Poulin followed by Ernest and Célestine, the 2012 animated film by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier (76 minutes).
How to speak to French people (and in French) without getting tired

How to speak to French people (and in French) without getting tired

March 22
7:00 pm
How do you make yourself understood in a country where arguing is a way of getting to know someone and where “having nothing to say” is practically a crime? Starting from their observations on the peculiar culture of French conversation, the authors share their reflexions on the French language and Francophonie.
What you need to know before viewing The Last of the Mohicans

What you need to know before viewing The Last of the Mohicans

March 23
6:30 pm
With this film, we experience the reality of the war between the French and British empires in North America starting in 1755. Aboriginals played an important role in this conflict and the conquest of New France had significant consequences for both the Europeans and the Aboriginal peoples. Marcel Martel is a professor of Canadian history at York University. His research deals with identities, nation-building and the French presence on the North American continent.
The last of the Mohicans

The last of the Mohicans

March 23
7:30 pm
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
Mehdi Cayenne in concert !

Mehdi Cayenne in concert !

March 25
8:00 pm
Atypical artist with an inconceivable charisma, Mehdi Cayenne Club keeps marching to the rythm of his strange and charming drum. With two abums ("Luminata" in 2011 and "NA NA BOO BOO" in 2013), he crafts bilingual songs that effortlessly fuse singer - songwriter immediacy, worldly sensibilities and a post-punk terseness.
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: All about Actresses

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: All about Actresses

March 28
5:00 pm
Maiwenn, a former actress and one-time movie director, wants to shoot a documentary about the real life of actresses
Staging Charpentier's Médée for the 21st Century

Staging Charpentier's Médée for the 21st Century

March 29
7:00 pm
The staging of French baroque opera presents unique challenges for a 21st century director: it is an orchestral event, a singing event, a dancing, literary, and costume event. Mr. Pynkoski will examine how Opera Atelier combines these elements to create a production of Médée which pays homage to the 17th century while embracing today’s world. Médée will be presented from April 22–29, 2017.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Port of shadows

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Port of shadows

March 29
7:00 pm
Life's a rotten business, says Jean, a deserter who arrives at night in Le Havre, looking to leave the country.
Godin

Godin

March 30
7:30 pm
This documentary deals with the life and work of Gérald Godin, poet and Quebequois politician (1938-1994). He also was one of the mains actors of the important social and political changes during the last 50 years in Québec.
//POSTPONED// Tango ! Music and dance show

//POSTPONED// Tango ! Music and dance show

March 31
8:00 pm
Tango ! Music and dance show
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: U

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: U

April 1
4:00 pm
Mona lives in a ruined castle by the sea. She is a princess but lives a life of misery, mistreated by an odious pair of rats.
Toronto's great War Attics

Toronto's great War Attics

April 5
6:30 pm
Toronto’s Great War Attic is a documentary consisting of 10 short films about familiar objects belonging to Toronto families during World War l.
Torontonians and their memory of the first world war

Torontonians and their memory of the first world war

April 5
7:30 pm
Exhibition of artifacts related to the First World War
The man by the shore

The man by the shore

April 6
7:30 pm
In the 60's life in Haiti was not an easy thing unless you belonged to the ruling class or the dictator's family or friends of the family.
The Illusionist

The Illusionist

April 9
2:00 pm
The Titanic years and the beginnings of mass tourism in Egypt

The Titanic years and the beginnings of mass tourism in Egypt

April 12
7:00 pm
A hundred years passed since the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912.
Discussion between Line Boily and Laurent Patenaude around Les Violons du Roy

Discussion between Line Boily and Laurent Patenaude around Les Violons du Roy

April 13
6:00 pm
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

April 13
7:30 pm
A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.
"HUMAN" with director Yann Arthus-Bertrand

"HUMAN" with director Yann Arthus-Bertrand

April 18
6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 18th, Alliance française Toronto will have the honor to welcome Yann Arthus-Bertrand for an exceptional evening.
"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator" Henri Bergson

"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator" Henri Bergson

April 19
6:30 pm
Poetry explosion

Poetry explosion

April 20
6:30 pm
To mark World Book and Copyright Day, the Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français (AAOF/association of French authors of Ontario) invites you to a poetry evening
Concert of South African Music with Nhapitapi Mbira

Concert of South African Music with Nhapitapi Mbira

April 22
9:00 pm
An outstanding group of musicians, Nhapitapi specializes in the mbira (thumb piano), a traditional instrument of Zimbabwe
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Rust and bones

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Rust and bones

April 25
5:00 pm
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The wages of fear

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: The wages of fear

April 26
6:30 pm
In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field.
Etienne Brûlé seen from France: an adventurer on a quest for notability

Etienne Brûlé seen from France: an adventurer on a quest for notability

April 26
7:00 pm
Lecture by historian Éric Brossard from Champigny-sur-Marne, France.
European book club Toronto

European book club Toronto

April 27
7:00 pm
The Toronto European Book Club is back in 2017 to put the spotlight on Europe’s literary legacy and its influence on contemporary publishing.
Day for night

Day for night

April 27
7:30 pm
The shooting of "Je vous presente Pamela" (may I introduce Pamela) begins
Jayme Stone’s Folklife

Jayme Stone’s Folklife

April 28
8:00 pm
Four of North America's most distinguished roots musicians pay tribute to pioneer folklorist Alan Lomax by reviving powerful songs from his collection of field recordings
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Little Indian, Big City

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Little Indian, Big City

April 29
4:00 pm
The Parisian broker Steph only needs the signature from his wife Patricia for their divorce - but she left 13 years ago for living with Amazonas indians.
Etienne Brûlé: a rock opera!

Etienne Brûlé: a rock opera!

April 29
7:00 pm
In 2013, the students of Paul Vaillant-Couturier College in France discovered Étienne Brûlé, born in their city.
Islamism: Genealogy and the excesses of a political ideology

Islamism: Genealogy and the excesses of a political ideology

May 3
7:00 pm
Islamism is a political ideology that is wrongly confused with Islam, which is a religion
//Cancelled// Staging Moliere's Don Juan in 2017

//Cancelled// Staging Moliere's Don Juan in 2017

May 4
6:30 pm
Dom Juan tells the joyful descent into hell of a being who very closely resembles us all!
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

May 4
7:30 pm
Mozart’s opera adapted to film and directed by Joseph Losey, 1979
Portraits of Georgian Bay

Portraits of Georgian Bay

May 5
8:00 pm
A concert featuring original music by young composers of the province, evocative of Canada’s wide-open spaces, and in particular, the beauty of Ontario
Photography exhibit as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival

Photography exhibit as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival

May 10
6:30 pm
Photography exibit as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival.
TCAF 2017: Heroines in Comic Arts

TCAF 2017: Heroines in Comic Arts

May 11
6:30 pm
Meetings with comic-book writers as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).
TCAF 2017: Today’s Comic Arts: a European Panel

TCAF 2017: Today’s Comic Arts: a European Panel

May 11
7:30 pm
Meetings with comic-book writers as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
Italian fervour in London

Italian fervour in London

May 12
8:00 pm
Many were the foreign musicians who came to London at the end of the 17th century to try their luck
Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

May 18
7:30 pm
Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career
Cinquante ans de "p’tits bonheurs" au Théâtre français de Toronto

Cinquante ans de "p’tits bonheurs" au Théâtre français de Toronto

May 24
7:00 pm
Since 1967, more than 290 performances have been presented by "le Théâtre du P'tit Bonheur" which became "Le Théâtre français de Toronto" (TfT) in 1987.
Little Lion

Little Lion

May 25
7:30 pm
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Eleanor's secret

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Eleanor's secret

May 27
4:00 pm
Natanaël, seven, still doesn't know how to read. His eccentric old aunt bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to the young boy.
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Laurence Anyways

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Laurence Anyways

May 30
5:00 pm
The movie highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings.
*MISSISAUGA CAMPUS: Days of glory

*MISSISAUGA CAMPUS: Days of glory

May 31
7:00 pm
Lafayette and L'Hermione : Throughout the course of the American revolution (1775-1781)

Lafayette and L'Hermione : Throughout the course of the American revolution (1775-1781)

May 31
7:00 pm
The marquis de Lafayette is known universally as the "Hero of Two Worlds" for his decisive role in the American War of Independence (1775-1783) and of course in the French Revolution (1789-1799).
The blue room

The blue room

June 1
7:30 pm
A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room.
The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

June 8
7:30 pm
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
Belleville, les petits nouveaux from Paris to Toronto

Belleville, les petits nouveaux from Paris to Toronto

June 10
8:00 pm
Exhibit Opening:  Lycée Français Toronto’s photography competition

Exhibit Opening: Lycée Français Toronto’s photography competition

June 12
6:00 pm
Exhibit of the photos from the Lycée Français Toronto’s photography competition open to students aged 10 to 18.
Clouds of Sils Maria (Date modified)

Clouds of Sils Maria (Date modified)

June 14
7:30 pm
A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.
Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains

Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains

June 15
8:00 pm
In the time since 2014’s Piano Ombre, Frànçois Marry rediscovered his adolescent passion for the power of grunge. This energy he “lost on the way”, in his own words, resurfaced on two occasions.
Fishbach in concert !

Fishbach in concert !

June 19
8:00 pm
It had been a while since we’d witnessed so astounding a take off for an artist: Fishbach, age 25, has her name on everyone’s lips, fascinating and troubling all who come across her. Revealed in France only just a year ago, the young singer’s voice is one of surprise and sensuality which instantly sets itself apart from the norm.
Je me souviens : Vimy 100

Je me souviens : Vimy 100

June 20
5:30 pm
This exhibit is the result of the reflections of photojournalist Racheal McCaig on the magnificence of a monument commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Special event for the end of the Season
Special Event

Special event for the end of the Season

June 23
5:00 pm
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Once upon a forest

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Once upon a forest

June 24
4:00 pm
From the creators of March of the Penguins and The Fox and the Child. Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural wonder and staggering beauty.
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Persepolis

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Persepolis

June 27
7:00 pm
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Jour de fête

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Jour de fête

June 28
7:00 pm
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize.
Wild reeds

Wild reeds

June 29
7:30 pm
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962
From the land to the moon (premiere in Canada)
Special Screening

From the land to the moon (premiere in Canada)

July 5
7:30 pm
Bastille Day 2017

Bastille Day 2017

July 9
11:00 am
A Very Long Engagement
Movie Thursday

A Very Long Engagement

September 7
7:30 pm
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004, France (2h13).
Guédiguian Retrospective  : Armenia
Special Events : Cinema

Guédiguian Retrospective : Armenia

September 10
4:00 pm
By : Robert Guédiguian Cast : Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Simon Abkarian... 2h 05min 2006
Guédiguian Retrospective : My Sweet Pepper land
Special Events : Cinema

Guédiguian Retrospective : My Sweet Pepper land

September 11
8:00 pm
By : Hiner Saleem Produced by : Robert Guédiguian Cast : Golshifteh Farahani, Korkmaz Arslan... 1h40min 2013
Guédiguian Retrospective : Snows of Kilimandjaro
Special Events : Cinema

Guédiguian Retrospective : Snows of Kilimandjaro

September 13
6:30 pm
Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro Director : Robert Guédiguian Cast : Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Marilyne Canto 1h47min 2011
Louis Riel and language rights in Court
Talk

Louis Riel and language rights in Court

September 13
7:00 pm
Guédiguian Retrospective : Talk with Robert Guédiguian
Special Events : Cinema

Guédiguian Retrospective : Talk with Robert Guédiguian

September 13
8:15 pm
Talk with Robert Guédiguian
Passchendaele
Movie Thursday

Passchendaele

September 14
7:30 pm
Scandal and the peripatetic
Talk

Scandal and the peripatetic

September 20
7:00 pm
Museums will be discussed here as being a place of movement, a place "given to walking around" as the Greek word peripatētikós suggests.
A Lady in Paris
Movie Thursday

A Lady in Paris

September 21
7:30 pm
Movie by Ilmar Raag, 2012, Estonia (1h33)
The Word On The Street
Outside the walls

The Word On The Street

September 24
11:00 am
Bill Davis: the life of an extraordinary Premier
Talk

Bill Davis: the life of an extraordinary Premier

September 27
7:00 pm
William Davis was one of the most important premiers in Canadian history.
Film Memories of the Great War
Talk

Film Memories of the Great War

September 28
6:30 pm
Black and white in color
Movie Thursday

Black and white in color

September 28
7:30 pm
European Day of Languages
Outside the walls

European Day of Languages

September 29
5:00 pm
The Allied Landing in Provence on August 15, 1944
Exhibit - Talk

The Allied Landing in Provence on August 15, 1944

September 30
5:00 pm
Created by Jean Sarraméa, historian, and a dozen volunteers from Saint-Raphaël, Var, this exhibition showcases more than twenty panels of historical documents and testimonies related to the notable Second World War operation.
Literary Encounter – ‘’The Search for Heinrich Schlöge’’: Music and Post Cards
Talk

Literary Encounter – ‘’The Search for Heinrich Schlöge’’: Music and Post Cards

October 4
7:00 pm
Martha Baillie, a Canadian novelist, will discuss her latest book published by Actes Sud: The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, accompanied by Sophie Perceval, journalist and cultural entrepreneur and the novel`s translator, Paule Noyart, three-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for her translations.
Giovanna d’Arco
Movie Thursday : Opera

Giovanna d’Arco

October 5
7:30 pm
Staged by Peter Greenaway et Saskia Boddeke
Outcomes from the edge
Exhibit

Outcomes from the edge

October 11
6:30 pm
Sculptors observe from the edge of things: the edge of society, philosophy, and relationships - the edge of all humanity and nature.
Madagascar 1947, the sound of silence
Movie Thursday

Madagascar 1947, the sound of silence

October 12
7:30 pm
Kyrie Kristmanson
Concert : Pop and Folk

Kyrie Kristmanson

October 13
8:00 pm
A History of Beauty
Talk

A History of Beauty

October 18
7:00 pm
It's Only the End of the World
Movie Thursday

It's Only the End of the World

October 19
7:30 pm
Film de Xavier Dolan, 2016, Canada (1h40)
A report on the banality of love
On Stage

A report on the banality of love

October 21
8:00 pm
Discussion with the writer Sylvain Prudhomme
Special Event

Discussion with the writer Sylvain Prudhomme

October 24
7:00 pm
Meeting with the writer Sylvain Prudhomme. Moderator : Alexie Tcheuyap, Director of the department of French, University of Toronto
Political feelings: moving society
Talk

Political feelings: moving society

October 25
7:00 pm
Moloch tropical
Movie Thursday

Moloch tropical

October 26
7:30 pm
Directed by Raoul Peck, 2009, Haiti (1h46)
A Monster in Paris
Kids : Movie

A Monster in Paris

October 29
2:00 pm
Prayers, Petitions, and Protests: The Fight Against Regulation 17 in Southwestern Ontario
Talk

Prayers, Petitions, and Protests: The Fight Against Regulation 17 in Southwestern Ontario

November 1
7:00 pm
During the First World War, Franco-Ontarians waged a fight against a Catholic Bishop named Michael Fallon, who advocated for the dominance of the English language in the Ontario school system.
Mississauga : The Tree
Mississauga Movie Club

Mississauga : The Tree

November 2
7:00 pm
Léolo
Movie Thursday

Léolo

November 2
7:30 pm
Kouraba Ké Dunia
Kids : Music

Kouraba Ké Dunia

November 5
2:00 pm
Mississauga: Literary Conversations
Literary Conversations

Mississauga: Literary Conversations

November 7
7:00 pm
One Tuesday every month, AFT invites you to discover a book.
Cinema Remembrance 1:00pm
Concert : Classical

Cinema Remembrance 1:00pm

November 8
1:00 pm
Cinema Remembrance 7:00pm
Concert : Classical

Cinema Remembrance 7:00pm

November 8
7:00 pm
The Van Doos in Afghanistan
Movie Thursday : Documentary

The Van Doos in Afghanistan

November 9
7:30 pm
Directed by Claude Guilmain (ONF), 2011, Canada, (44 min). Director will be in the attendance.
1917: The Trenches, a musical cradle
Concert : Jazz

1917: The Trenches, a musical cradle

November 10
8:00 pm
FAR-RIGHT POLITICS IN FRANCE AND NORTH AMERICA : WHICH INTERACTIONS ?

FAR-RIGHT POLITICS IN FRANCE AND NORTH AMERICA : WHICH INTERACTIONS ?

November 14
7:00 pm
Pseudo-fiction
Exhibit

Pseudo-fiction

November 15
6:30 pm
A double exhibition between Catherine Parayre, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Brock University, and Shawn Serfas, assistant Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University too.
Nabucco
Movie Thursday : Opera

Nabucco

November 16
7:30 pm
Tribute to Signeur Tabu Ley Rochereau and Papa Wemba
Concert : World Music

Tribute to Signeur Tabu Ley Rochereau and Papa Wemba

November 18
9:00 pm
When the October Revolution went into space
Talk

When the October Revolution went into space

November 22
6:30 pm
At the occasion of the centennial of the October Revolution, the lecture will present some of the lesser known utopian dreams that were part of Russian revolutionary culture: a Marxist future for the planet Earth and the universe.
Aelita
Movie Thursday

Aelita

November 22
7:30 pm
Silent film by Yakov Protazanov, Russia, 1924 (1h50).
Mississauga : That man from RIo
Mississauga Movie Club

Mississauga : That man from RIo

November 23
7:00 pm
Paris noir, African Americans in the City of Light
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Paris noir, African Americans in the City of Light

November 23
7:30 pm
Mississauga : The Illusionist
Mississauga Movie Club

Mississauga : The Illusionist

November 25
7:00 pm
The Illusionist, Sylvain Chomet, France, 2010, 1h30
Bach, Scarlatti and their masters
Concert : Classical

Bach, Scarlatti and their masters

November 26
3:00 pm
The 3rd Toronto purchase
Talk

The 3rd Toronto purchase

November 29
7:00 pm
European Book Club
Outside the walls

European Book Club

November 30
7:00 pm
The Crystal Liturgy
Movie Thursday : Documentary

The Crystal Liturgy

November 30
7:30 pm
Documentary by Olivier Mille. 2002, France, (1h07).
Klezmology: Klezmer reinvented
Concert : Jazz

Klezmology: Klezmer reinvented

December 2
8:00 pm
April and the extraordinary world
Kids : Movie

April and the extraordinary world

December 3
2:00 pm
Mississauga: Literary Conversations
Literary Conversations

Mississauga: Literary Conversations

December 5
7:00 pm
One Tuesday every month, AFT invites you to discover a book.
Wagner, Paris, and the Tannhäuser Scandal at the Opéra
Talk

Wagner, Paris, and the Tannhäuser Scandal at the Opéra

December 6
7:00 pm
The scandal caused by Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser at the Paris Opéra in 1861 was the worst debacle of Wagner’s career.
Mississauga : The Aquatic Effect
Movie Club Mississauga

Mississauga : The Aquatic Effect

December 7
7:00 pm
The Aquatic Effect, Solveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget, France, 2016, 1h23
Ludwig
Movie Thursday

Ludwig

December 7
7:30 pm
JIM DOAK LECTURE SERIES WITH MARK LILLA (BILINGUAL)
Talk

JIM DOAK LECTURE SERIES WITH MARK LILLA (BILINGUAL)

December 8
7:00 pm
An art of  jouissance ? Spectacle and consumption in the Parisian Belle Époque
Talk

An art of jouissance ? Spectacle and consumption in the Parisian Belle Époque

December 13
7:00 pm
This talk examines the visual culture of the Parisian Belle Époque through the particularly French notion of pleasure embodied in the term jouissance, which I suggest extends across varied sites and objects of a new consumer society devoted to spectacular entertainments.
Mississauga : The Young Lieutenant
Movie Club Mississauga

Mississauga : The Young Lieutenant

December 14
7:00 pm
The Young Lieutenant, Xavier Beauvois, France, 2004, 1h50
Post Mortem
Movie Thursday

Post Mortem

December 14
7:30 pm
Mississauga : Billy & Buddy
Movie Club Mississauga Enfants

Mississauga : Billy & Buddy

December 16
4:00 pm
Billy & Buddy, Alexandre Charlot, Frank Magnier, France, 2013, 1h35
The Magic Flute
Movie Thursday

The Magic Flute

January 11
7:30 pm
Film by Ingmar Bergman, 1975, Sweden (2h15).
Mores Hominum: Questioning of Human Behaviour Through Art
Exhibit

Mores Hominum: Questioning of Human Behaviour Through Art

January 17
6:30 pm
Painting exhibition by Krystina Stamatopoulos The personal identity search and questioning of human behaviour are the main sources of an inspiration for the artist Krystina Stamatopoulos, a Montreal native who currently is based in Toronto.
Once upon a forest
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Once upon a forest

January 18
7:30 pm
Documentary directed by Luc Jacquet, 2013, France (1h20)
At the water’s edge // DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Concert : Classical

At the water’s edge // DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

January 19
8:00 pm
Wilfrid Laurier: the first Francophone Prime Minister of Canada
Talk

Wilfrid Laurier: the first Francophone Prime Minister of Canada

January 24
7:00 pm
Macbeth
Movie Thursday : Opera

Macbeth

January 25
7:30 pm
Staged by Liliana Cavani, music direction : Bruno Bartoletti (2006)
The sugar season
Kids : Storytelling

The sugar season

January 28
2:00 pm
Sephardic Music: Cultural Convergence in Song
Talk

Sephardic Music: Cultural Convergence in Song

January 31
7:00 pm
Sephardic music is the product of cultural confluences from around the globe.
The Last Relic
Movie Thursday

The Last Relic

February 1
7:30 pm
Film by Grigori Kromanov, 1969, Estonie (1h26)
Africa without borders
Concert : World Music

Africa without borders

February 3
9:00 pm
Les combattants africains de la grande guerre
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Les combattants africains de la grande guerre

February 8
11:47 am
Exoria: songs of exile
Concert : World Music

Exoria: songs of exile

February 9
8:00 pm
Ballerina
Kids : Movie

Ballerina

February 11
2:00 pm
Our Grandfathers Were Chiefs
Exhibit

Our Grandfathers Were Chiefs

February 14
6:30 pm
The approximately 850 residents of Aamjiwnaang, a First Nations reserve in Southern Ontario, are reminiscent of the indominable Gauls, Astérix and Obélix. Living at the centre of an important petrochemical complex, they are determined to protect their ancestral lands; a haven for all resident species.
Road to Baleya
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Road to Baleya

February 15
7:30 pm
Documentary by Bay Weyman. 2008, Canada (1h30)
The Ceinture Fléchée (Métis sash) accessory and symbol of a nation
Talk

The Ceinture Fléchée (Métis sash) accessory and symbol of a nation

February 21
7:00 pm
The Science of Sleep
Movie Thursday

The Science of Sleep

February 22
7:30 pm
Directed by Michel Gondry, 2006, France (1h45)
Ode to social engagement and jazz
Concert : Jazz

Ode to social engagement and jazz

February 23
8:00 pm
Rigoletto
Movie Thursday : Opera

Rigoletto

March 1
7:30 pm
Staged by Stefano Vizioli, music direction : Massimo Zanetti (2008)
“From Rome to Venise” : sonates by Corelli, Vivaldi and Tartini
Concert : Classical

“From Rome to Venise” : sonates by Corelli, Vivaldi and Tartini

March 2
8:00 pm
“The Second Sex”: an individual and collective success
Talk

“The Second Sex”: an individual and collective success

March 7
7:00 pm
Women will be at the centre of this lecture.
Autour de Maïr Verthuy
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Autour de Maïr Verthuy

March 8
7:30 pm
Documentary by Hejer Charf, 2016, Canada (1h31)
Rose, épines, cendres et dentelle
On Stage

Rose, épines, cendres et dentelle

March 9
8:00 pm
If These Walls Could Talk
Exhibit

If These Walls Could Talk

March 14
6:30 pm
This exhibition explores photographic re-connections with abandoned spaces: memories of places where once we lived, worked, studied and prayed.
The child
Movie Thursday

The child

March 15
7:30 pm
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 2005, Belgique (1h35)
Les moutons / C'est comme ça qu'on aime
Kids : Theatre / Live Performance

Les moutons / C'est comme ça qu'on aime

March 18
2:00 pm
Adama
Movie Thursday : Animation Movie

Adama

March 22
7:30 pm
Animation by Simon Rouby, 2015, France (1h25)
Claude Debussy: scandal and mystery of free expression
Concert : Classical

Claude Debussy: scandal and mystery of free expression

March 23
8:00 pm
Pina
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Pina

March 27
7:30 pm
Documentary by Win Wenders, Germany 2011 (1h45)
Backstage with a professional dancer
Talk

Backstage with a professional dancer

March 28
7:00 pm
COMMUNICATING ECOLOGICAL ISSUES THROUGH HEALTH
Talk

COMMUNICATING ECOLOGICAL ISSUES THROUGH HEALTH

April 4
7:00 pm
Summer’s tale
Movie Thursday

Summer’s tale

April 5
7:30 pm
Directed by Eric Rohmer, 1996, France (1h53)
An Evening of SLAM – Free Together
Concert : World Music

An Evening of SLAM – Free Together

April 7
8:00 pm
From the seamstress to the consumer : Fashion victims and clothing
Talk

From the seamstress to the consumer : Fashion victims and clothing

April 11
7:00 pm
The expression fashion victims may conjure up images of high-heeled, trussed up female consumers with no personal style.
Over My Dead Body
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Over My Dead Body

April 12
7:30 pm
Sounds of Senegal
Concert : World Music

Sounds of Senegal

April 14
9:00 pm
Toutou
Kids : Puppet Show

Toutou

April 15
2:00 pm
Preserving the past for the future
Talk

Preserving the past for the future

April 18
7:00 pm
‘Round midnight
Movie Thursday

‘Round midnight

April 19
7:30 pm
Film directed by Bertrand Tavernier, 1986, France (2h15)
100 Years of jazz double bass
Concert : Jazz

100 Years of jazz double bass

April 21
8:00 pm
Visual Arts talent at TFS
Exhibit

Visual Arts talent at TFS

April 23
6:30 pm
Each year, the TFS Visual Arts students in their final years select original work that they have created.
Mushrooming
Movie Thursday

Mushrooming

April 26
7:30 pm
Film by Toomas Hussar, 2012, Estonie (1h40)
Dance, Dance! The Transformation of the World
Concert : Classical

Dance, Dance! The Transformation of the World

April 27
8:00 pm
Photo exhibition as part of the CONTACT festival.
Exhibit

Photo exhibition as part of the CONTACT festival.

May 2
6:30 pm
Berlin 1936, Hitler’s games
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Berlin 1936, Hitler’s games

May 3
7:30 pm
Documentary by Jérôme Prieur, 2016, France (1h26), who will be in attendance.
Ce qu’a vu le vent d'Ouest
Kids : Theatre / Live Performance

Ce qu’a vu le vent d'Ouest

May 6
2:00 pm
A performance by the Oreille à Plumes company, based in France. Coproduction with Jeunesses musicales de France (JMF). Recommended for viewers 12 and up (1h10).
What Was So Scandalous About The Rite of Spring?
Talk

What Was So Scandalous About The Rite of Spring?

May 16
7:00 pm
Premiered in 1913 at the posh Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, The Rite of Spring sparked the most famous scandal in the history of dance. This talk will examine what happened on the night of May 29th and why it happened at all.
La pirogue
Movie Thursday

La pirogue

May 17
7:30 pm
Directed by Moussa Touré, 2012, french-senegalese (1h30)
Reevaluating Toronto’s alleyways
Talk

Reevaluating Toronto’s alleyways

May 23
7:00 pm
Carnet d'un grand détour
Movie Thursday : Documentary

Carnet d'un grand détour

May 24
7:30 pm
Griot Traditions of Mali
Concert : World Music

Griot Traditions of Mali

May 26
9:00 pm
Building Egypt in the West
Talk

Building Egypt in the West

May 30
7:00 pm
The International Exposition or World’s Fair served for over 150 years as a primary platform for the display of the latest scientific and technological innovations from around the world.
The Dancer
Movie Thursday

The Dancer

May 31
7:30 pm
Exhibition of the Lycée Français de Toronto’s Photography Contest open to students from age 10 to 18.
Exhibit

Exhibition of the Lycée Français de Toronto’s Photography Contest open to students from age 10 to 18.

June 6
6:30 pm
Toni Erdmann
Movie Thursday

Toni Erdmann

June 7
7:30 pm
Marguerite
Movie Thursday

Marguerite

June 14
3:09 pm
Elle
Movie Thursday

Elle

June 20
7:30 pm
Séraphine
Movie Thursday

Séraphine

June 28
7:30 pm