Jacques Tati and Julie Delpy spend one night in Tallinn!
Jan 17 2016 / Apr 12 2016
Two great French film comedies just for you in Tallinn, only one night each... so don't miss the date !
- Lolo (Julie Delpy), 7 April, 6.30 pm at Forum - Coca Cola Plazza
- Playtime (jacques Tati), 12 April, 9pm at Sõprus theatre
For “Lolo,” her sixth film as director, Julie Delpy has created a dark comedy perfectly suited to her talents. The offbeat farce stars Danny Boon as Jean-René, a recently divorced father who falls for Violette (Delpy), a driven but neurotic producer in the fashion industry. The main problem is Violette’s 19-year-old son, the titular Lolo (Vincent Lacoste), a brilliant but disturbed youth who will go to great lengths to keep the couple apart.
The comedy is by turns sweet and vulgar, kept on track thanks to Delpy’s assured hand. A two-time Oscar nominee for co-scripting “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight,” she also co-wrote the “Lolo” screenplay with Eugénie Grandval.
7 April, 6.30 pm at Forum - Coca Cola Plazza
The second film we recommend is Playtime, Tati's all-time classic comedy, released in 1967, and probably his most daring film.
Playtime is notable for Tati's trademark use of subtle, yet complex visual comedy supported by creative sound effects; dialogue is frequently reduced to the level of background noise.The film is also famous for its enormous, specially constructed set and background stage, known as 'Tativille', which contributed significantly to the film's large budget.
The film is structured in six sequences, linked by two characters who repeatedly encounter one another in the course of a day: Barbara, a young American tourist visiting Paris with a group composed primarily of middle-aged American women, and Monsieur Hulot, a befuddled Frenchman lost in the new modernity of Paris.
12 April, 9pm at Sõprus theatre
Culturethèque – Viviane Hamy Publishing
The publisher Viviane Hamy is specialised in the publication of novalty. Here are some books you can read on Culturethèque : ARAB JAZZ (KARIN MISKÉ) À Paris, dans le 19e, un arrondissement cosmopolite où se côtoient magasins de sushi kasher et coiffeurs arabes, Ahmed Taroudant est un...Read more
Mar 27 2017 / Oct 1 2017
Twice a year, the Archimedes foundation grants scholarships to foreign nationals master students, PhD students and post-doctorate researchers studying Estonian language or culture, and wishing to pursue their research in Estonia. This scholarship programme, called Estophilus, is founded by the...Read more
The band Rhizottome to open the Month of Francophonie
Mar 3 2017 / Feb 7 2017
Amateurs of neo-traditional jazz, save the date! The French band Rhizottome opens our Month of Francophonie with 3 concerts in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi: Friday, March 3 at 7pm at the jazzclub Philly Joes in Tallinn. hurry up if you'd like to get your tickets! Saturday, March 4 at 7pm in...Read more
Tallinn Noir: artist Nicolas Boone in town to teach!
Feb 17 2017
Nicolas Boone (http://nicolasboone.net/) has a predilection for neglected urban environments that are often loaded with stereotypes which he seeks to undermine. This time he is going to focus on Tallinn, or should I say he is going to MAKE students focus on Tallinn. Indeed, the Estonian...Read more
Studies in France : Thematic Chat « How to apply to France after high school »
Mar 1 2017 / Mar 8 2017
On March 1st and 8th 2017, two thematic discussions on “Post-Bac Admissions” in French higher education institutions will take place. Campus France Estonia will be there to answer your questions about studying in France, especially regarding admissions after high school. As a reminder, the...Read more
Christmas time movie: Two is a family
Dec 23 2016
Samuel does not know the meaning of responsibility and attachment. The young man lives a care-free life by the sea in the south of France, enjoys socializing and does not find his job too demanding. And then some day one of Samuel's former conquests leaves him with her baby girl saying it is his...Read more
Admission Post-Bac: Registrations for french Universities are open
You wish to apply for studies in France ? Pre-register online from January 20th until March 20th through the “Admission Post-Bac” platform. This dedicated platform gives you access to all French Universities and Higher Education programs’ registration for first year...Read more
SPEAK FRENCH WORKSHOP / A1
You are just starting to understand French but still dread to speak it ? Not to worry, nothing but normal ! This workshop will help you : develop your speaking and listening skills communicate in simple terms about various french-related topics expand your French vocabulary in...Read more
Enjoy debating ? Interested in current news and in French language ? Then this workshop is just the right one for you ! Learning objectives : improve your speaking skills through discussing ideas and exchanging various points of view introduce clearly and concisely a specific piece...Read more