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FRENCH IMMERSION WEEKEND AT QUARANTINE ISLAND

Full immersion in the French Language for a whole weekend at Quarantine Island in Dunedin

Friday 2nd February – Sunday 4th February 2017
Leaving Portobello: Friday 2nd Feb, 5.30pm and 6pm

Returning Portobello: Sunday 4th Feb, 11am

The best way to learn a language is to go to a French speaking country and be fully immersed in the language, so Quarantine Island is becoming French for a weekend! Come experience a bit of French culture and enjoy a weekend away in a friendly, supportive and totally French speaking environment.

Pricing includes chartered boat to and from the Island, dormitory style accommodation (please bring your own sleeping bag and linen), food and activities.
BYO Beverages and picnic lunch.

Cost:
Adult $100
Child (5-18) $50
Child (under 5yrs) $30
Family (1 adult & 3 children or 2 Adults & 2 Children) $220

Please complete the Immersion Weekend Application Formand email info@afdunedin.org.nz to book your place – be in quick as spaces are limited. (First come first serve)

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Easter French Breakfast / Petit Dejeuner – Saturday 15 April

We weren’t going to hold a petit déjeuner this Saturday due to many of the regular members being away for Easter – but we’ve had several requests, so some of our comittee members have happily agreed to host. Bring your hotcross buns and easter treats, and join us for a shared Easter breakfast.

This Saturday 14 April from 10:30 – 12:30pm at 15 Bond Street!

La majorité de nos membres étant  absents durant le week end de Pâques, nous n’étions pas supposés faire un PD ce samedi …Néanmoins  au vue du nombre de demandes, certains de nos membres du comité ont accepté d’ouvrir à l’Af afin de faire un PD spécial Pâques… Amenez vos spécialités de Pâques préférées à partager demain à partir de 10h30 – 12h30 à Af Dunedin, 15 bond Street!

Please bring some brunch-type food or drink to share, like bread, cheese, muffins, fruit, spreads, juice, etc.
Plunger coffee and nice tea(s) provided.
FREE if you bring food/drink to share (préféré!) or $5 donation.

What to see at the French Film Festival?- Thursday 16 March, 7pm

Not sure what to see at the French Film Festival? Two of our cinéphile members, Frédéric and Romain, are presenting highlights, trailers and reviews from their must-see, top pick french movies.

Join us at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery‘s auditorium on Thursday, March, 16th at 7 pm (enter through rear entrance on Moray place). A gold coin donation will put you in the draw to win two complimentary tickets to the Festival on the night!

In the meantime, don’t hesitate to have a look at the full film selection on http://frenchfilmfestival.co.nz/films/. Whether you’re a fan of classic films, romance, horror, comedy or children films – the French Film Festival has something you.

The presentation will be in French and English, and entry will be by gold coin donation.

Nos deux plus ardents cinéphiles; Frédéric et Romain vous présenteront leur sélection des films incontournables de la prochaine édition de l’Alliance Française French Film Festival.

Rejoignez-nous à l’auditorium de la Dunedin Public Art Gallery, jeudi 16 mars à partir de 19h (entrée par l’arrière de la galerie sur Moray Place).

En attendant, vous pouvez consulter la liste complète des films présentés au festival sur: http://frenchfilmfestival.co.nz/films/

La présentation se fera en français et en anglais. Une entrée de $2 vous permet de participer au tirage au sort qui aura lieu le soir même pour gagner 2 places de cinéma à utiliser lors du festival.

The Dunedin Film Society’s Highly Exciting 2017 Programme

Do you want to watch great movies from around the world? The Dunedin Film Society is the place to be – and everyone is welcome to join them.  2017 marks their 70th anniversary, and the programme includes two classic films by the acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, two early masterpieces by the award-winning British director Ken Loach, three pioneering films by three extraordinary women directors working under difficult conditions (Ida Lupino, Elaine May and Kelly Reichardt), two key films directed by Fritz Lang that represent both his German and his American period, one of Roy Andersson’s most celebrated surrealistic Swedish black comedies, a Fashion in Film screening focused on George Cukor’s wittily acerbic all-female Hollywood comedy The Women, along with screenings of rarely seen classic and contemporary masterworks from Colombia, Iran, China, France, Thailand, Estonia, the United States and New Zealand. Most of these films have never been shown in Dunedin or have only received a very limited Festival release.

A full waged membership (gaining its holder free admission to all 26 of their 2017 screenings) will cost $65, while a student/unwaged membership will cost just $55 (less than $3 per film, one of the best entertainment deals in town). There is no additional screening fee. Visit their website for more details: http://www.dunedinfilmsociety.org.nz

Please help to ensure the continuing survival of this volunteer-run non-profit charity by joining the Dunedin Film Society and passing this message on to your colleagues and friends.

There are quite a few French movies in the programme, here just highlighting two of them. One quite recent from 2015 and one classic with Jean-Paul Belmondo from 1964.

Wednesday 9 August at 7:30 pm

FATIMA – Philippe Faucon│France/Canada│2015│79 mins│HD│PG coarse language

“Fatima is an immigrant from Morocco living in Lyon; separated from her husband and making a living as a cleaning lady, she struggles to connect with her two daughters, both of whom are integrating into French society and culture in ways that she isn’t. For one thing, she cannot speak French well, while her daughters – rebellious teenager Souad, and medical student, Nesrine – struggle with Arabic. On leave from work after a fall, Fatima, frustrated by her inability to express herself, starts to write in Arabic what she has been unable to say to her daughters.”- The Irish Film Institute 

Wednesday 13 September at 7:30 pm

THAT MAN FROM RIO – L’homme de Rio

Philippe de Broca│France/Italy│1964│112 mins│HD│G

“A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Musée de l’Homme; anthropologist Jean Servais is kidnapped in broad Parisian daylight; serviceman Jean-Paul Belmondo begins his 8-day leave by changing to civvies in a Métro entrance and witnesses fiancée Françoise Dorléac (Catherine Deneuve’s sister, killed in a car accident 3 years later) getting kidnapped herself – and then the chase begins: by motorcycle, shoe leather, flight to Rio de Janeiro sans ticket or passport, airport baggage carrier, cable car, pink car complete with green stars and a rumble seat, water skis, Amazon river boat, seaplane, jungle vine… all shot in breathtaking widescreen and color. Even as Dorléac, rescued, is kidnapped again, Belmondo performs his own blood-curdling stunts against that sugar loaf Rio skyline and across that under-construction unearthly architecture of Brasilia (even parachuting almost into the jaws of a hungry croc). Non-stop spoof of… James Bond? More like a pre-Raiders Raiders [of the Lost Ark] – but does Belmondo get back in time from that leave?”- Film Forum

French Classes Term One

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR TERM ONE CLASSES – CLASSES START NEXT WEEK

Registrations are now open for our Term One French Classes – we have lots of classes on offer for all ages and levels of French – all classes take place at 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (Top floor):

  • French for 0-5 year olds – Wednesdays 4.00-4.45pm
    Term One: Wed 8th Feb – 12th April 2017
    Free Orientation Day: Wed 1st Feb
  • Primary School French (Years 1-8) – Tuesdays 4.00-5.00pm
    Term One: Tues 21st Feb – 11th April 2017
    Free Orientation Day: Tues 14thFeb
  • High School French (Years 9-13) – On request 
  • Adult Conversation Classes (1hr) – Thursdays 11.30am-12.30pm
    Term One: Thurs 2nd Feb – 13th April 2017
  • Adult Beginners Classes (2hrs) – Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
    Term One: Mon 13th Feb – 10th April 2017
  • Adult Intermediate Classes (2hrs) – Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
    Term One: Tues 14th Feb – 11th April 2017
  • Adult Advanced Classes (2hrs) – Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm
    Term One: Wed 15th Feb – 12th April 2017
  • Bilingual Kids Class – Saturdays 12.30-1.30pm
    Term One: Sat 11th Feb-8th April 2017

Visit our classes page for more details and prices.

FRENCH IMMERSION WEEKEND AT QUARANTINE ISLAND

Full immersion in the French Language for a whole weekend at Quarantine Island in Dunedin

Sunday 5th February – Monday 6th February 2017
Leaving Portobello: Sun 5th Feb, 11am
Returning Portobello: Mon 6th Feb, 11.30am

There’s still a few places left – be in quick we need to confirm numbers by Wednesday 1st Feb.

The best way to learn a language is to go to a French speaking country and be fully immersed in the language, so Quarantine Island is becoming French for a night! Come experience a bit of French culture and enjoy a night away in a friendly, supportive and totally French speaking environment.

Pricing includes chartered boat to and from the Island, dormitory style accommodation (please bring your own sleeping bag and linen), food and activities.
BYO Beverages and picnic lunch.

Cost:
Adult $60
Concession* & AF Members $55
(*Student, Senior, Unwaged. This includes AF adult students)
Child (5-18) $40
Child (under 5yrs) $25
Family (1 adult & 3 children or 2 Adults & 2 Children) $160

Please complete the Application Form and email info@afdunedin.org.nz to book your place – be in quick as spaces are limited. (First come first serve)

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Bastille Day Raclette Party- SOLD OUT

Raclette 2016

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Thanks for the great support!

Come celebrate our “French National Day” in style by enjoying a delicious winter Raclette.
General Public $40.00
AF Members $35.00
Children $1.00 for each year of their age
Price includes: aperitif, raclette (cheese meal), charcuterie (good ham), potatoes, salad, bread, dessert and wine.