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The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

  • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6.00pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
  • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er samedi du mois à partir de 10h30
  • Soirée Cinéma  Movie night: 4th Friday of the month from 6pm – 4ème vendredi du mois à partir de 18h00 *for 2022, Ciné-club will begin in April*

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.For more information, email info@afdunedin.org.nz.

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  • 1 Jul 2022 13:50 | Anonymous

    This weekend marks the end of the French Film Festival 2022, so if you wish to catch some of the films you may have missed, please join us. The weekend consists of:

    SAT

    - Farewell, Mr. Haffmann (M) - 11:15am

    - Madeleine Collins (M) - 1:45pm

    - Another World (M) - 4:00pm

    - La Traviata, My Brothers and I (M) - 6:00pm

    - Everything Went Fine (M) - 8:15pm

    SUN

    - Little Nicholas' Treasure (G) - 10:30am

    - La Traviata, My Brothers and I (M) - 12:45pm

    - Farewell, Mr. Haffmann (M) - 3:00pm

    - Maigret (M) - 5:30pm

    - FINAL: Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (M) - 7:30pm

    Book here

    *The French Film Festival 2022 is about to conclude, finishing with "Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", an irreverent comedy directed by Audrey Dana.*

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    Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Seven men, all city-dwellers aged between 17 and 70, with nothing in common apart from the fact that they are all on the verge of a nervous breakdown, meet up at a lonely station for an unusual course in the wild that is supposed to get them back on their feet.

    Each step in this boot camp, designed by an eccentric and feisty female coach, aims to reveal them to themselves. The task seems to be a tough one, especially as nothing goes as planned between these men.

    Comedy M Offensive language, sexual references, drug references & nudity 97 Mins

    Languages: French Book here

  • 1 Jul 2022 13:32 | Anonymous

    Come celebrate our “French National Day” in style by enjoying a delicious French meal at Otago University's gracious old-world St Margaret's College.

    **Prizes will be awarded for Frenchiness**

    Venez célébrer nos commémorations de la Prise de la Bastille au coeur de l'Université d'Otago.

    Date: Friday 15th July

    Time: 6.30pm

    Location: St Margaret's College, University of Otago, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin North

    RSVP by Monday 11 July here

    Alliance Française Members $35.00

    General Public $45.00

    Children up to 12 years old – $25.00

    Price includes nibbles and 3-course meal. Cash bar also available.


  • 25 Jun 2022 14:51 | Anonymous

    Little Nicholas' Treasure

    Comedy, Family PG 103 minutes French with English Subtitles

    "From writer/director Julien Rappeneau (Rosalie Blum and Of Love & Lies), the charming and hilarious comedy Little Nicholas' Treasure is a lavish big-screen adventure featuring the beloved children’s character created by Rene Goscinny (Astérix) and illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé, a young boy with a limitless sense of curiosity and a dangerously overactive imagination."

    France, early 1960s. In the idyllic world of 9-year-old Nicholas (adorable newcomer Ilan Debrabant), there is Papa (Jean-Paul Rouve), Mom (Audrey Lamy), his school and - most importantly - his ragtag group of friends. Cheeky, inseparable and mischievous, they call themselves ‘The Invincibles’ and life couldn’t be better.

    But when his father receives a sought-after promotion and announces that the family must move to the south of France, it’s the worst news imaginable. Nicholas simply can’t fathom life without his pals, and neither can they. Before long a plan is afoot to prevent this terrible relocation…

    As fun-loving as its namesake, Little Nicholas' Treasure captures the magic of childhood and the values of both family and true friendship. With an all-star ensemble cast including Grégory Gadebois (Delicious), Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Noémie Lvovsky, this wildly entertaining film will strike a chord with audiences young and old.

    Venue: Rialto Cinemas Dunedin (26th June SUN 1.15pm)

    Book here 


  • 15 Jun 2022 16:25 | Anonymous

    A Mermaid in Paris

    Comedy, Fantasy, Romance M

    103 minutes, French with English Subtitles

    A crooner with a broken heart, Gaspard had sworn never to fall in love again. As for Lula, a pretty mermaid, she has only her singing to defend herself from men, making their hearts race until they explode.

    When the Seine floods and deposits Lula at the foot of the Flowerburger, the barge-cabaret where Gaspard sings, it is a mini-tsunami that will upset and change their lives. He, the man who has suffered from having loved too much, and she, the creature who has never known love, will get to know each other. And to sing with the same voice...

    ★★★★½ "A beauiful crowdpleasing blend of Amelie and The Shape of Water" - James Croot, Stuff.co.nz

    ★★★★½ "A gorgerous storybook fantasy" - Nerdist 

    "A Mermaid in Paris is a refreshingly original film about what it means to believe in the things you love, and in doing that, makes a strong argument of why you should love the film itself." - Film Inquiry

    Book Tickets here


  • 15 Jun 2022 12:37 | Anonymous

    The French Film Festival Aotearoa is back in Dunedin on the 16th June 2022!

    Once again, there is a fantastic line-up including comedies, drama and romance. This year, in Dunedin, on the 16th June at 5:45pm the festival will kick off with A Mermaid in Paris, a fantasy/romance directed by Mathias Malzieu.

    - 01 June to 27 July 2022

    - Rialto Cinemas Dunedin

    - Book your tickets here

    - Download the full programme here

    Note: Alliance Française Member prices available


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    Come join us for a drink after the opening film "Mermaid in Paris" at Dog With Two Tails (25 Moray Place, Central Dunedin).


  • 27 May 2022 11:19 | Anonymous

    Ce soir á 18:00 nous allons visionner le film "Qu'est-ce qu'on a Fait au Bon Dieu".

    Il y aura popcorn, thé et café sur place.

    - á ce soir

  • 13 Apr 2022 10:01 | Anonymous

    LE 24 AVRIL

    2EME TOUR DE L’ELECTION PRESIDENTIELLE

     

    La participation au premier tour a été très faible en Nouvelle-Zélande, et en particulier dans l’île du sud : sur 837 inscrits seuls 203 électeurs ont voté !

    La faible participation électorale aura évidemment des conséquences dans le choix du prochain candidat, mais aussi dans l’existence d’un bureau de vote dans l’île du sud lors de la prochaine élection. Si vous ne voulez pas avoir à vous déplacer à Wellington, ou même à Canberra dans 5 ans, votez dimanche 24 avril !

     

    Vous pouvez vous rendre à l'urne ou donner une procuration à un autre électeur.

    Faites votre devoir de citoyen !

    Pour toute information, https://nz.ambafrance.org/-Elections-1284- ou contactez votre consule honoraire : christiane.leurquin@gmail.com


  • 22 Feb 2022 13:32 | Anonymous

    *NOTICE*

    We regret to inform you that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend 2022 slated for Friday 25th February - Sunday 27th February 2022 has been cancelled.

    Apologies for the inconvenience.

    Merci


  • 19 Jan 2022 08:58 | Anonymous

    Join us for our annual Open Day!

    From 10am to 1pm on Saturday 29th January 2022 at 15 Bond Street!

    - Colouring competition for the children

    - Coffee for the adults

    - And croissants for all

    Come meet us, see what we do, meet the teachers, sign-up for classes, become a member or renew your membership.

    RSVP here: https://www.afdunedin.org.nz/event-4650089

    Please Note: Vaccine Passes are required for everyone ages 12 years and over for AF Dunedin events and classes under the current COVID Protection Framework settings. Numbers will be limited to ensure safe distancing so registration is essential.


  • 17 Jan 2022 12:39 | Anonymous

    Félicitations à Columba College pour avoir gagné la licence d’ImmerseMe!

    Ce prix a été décerné par tirage au sort pour les lycées participant au Concours Oral 2021 organisé par la Fédération des Alliances Françaises de Nouvelle-Zélande.

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    Congratulations to Columba College for winning the ImmerseMe membership!

    This prize was awarded through a lucky draw of all highschools who participated in the 2021 Concours Oral; organised by the Fédération des Alliances Françaises de Nouvelle-Zélande.

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