MARCH 22, 2013

A French Minister at Carroll Gardens PS58

By French Culture

This morning, students at PS58 in Carroll Gardens were visited by the Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, Hélène Conway-Mouret. Mme Conway toured the classes and spoke with students, teachers and parents about their experiences with the schools' Dual Language program.

MARCH 22, 2013

2013 Cannes Film Festival Poster Celebrates Paul Newman

By Laura Pertuy

The 66th Cannes Film Festival poster was released today announcing the 2013 festival, which will take place from May 15 - 26. This year's poster features an image of legendary film industry couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

MARCH 21, 2013

MOU GA/NANCY-METZ: Visit to Price Middle School

By Aurelie Surble

In the framework of the MOU between the Georgia Department of Education and Académie de Nancy-Metz established in 2010 Mme Deborah KEETON of Collège du Haut de Penoy visited Luther Judson Price Middle School in Atlanta.

MARCH 21, 2013

Contest for Students of the Southeast: Passeport pour le français

By Aurelie Surble

[FRENCH] Vous voulez donner l'occasion à vos élèves de maintenir leur niveau de français pendant les vacances ? L’outil pédagogique : « Passeport pour le français » est un petit livret conçu comme un réel passeport dont le but est de motiver l’apprenant à poursuivre son apprentissage du français et la découverte des cultures francophones en dehors de la salle de classe. Les prix seront donnés pendant la Semaine nationale du français en automne 2014.

MARCH 20, 2013

Music and Cinema at Cité de la Musique

By French Culture

A new exhibition at the Cité de la Musique in Paris (March 19 - August 18) examines the critical role of music in cinema through themes such as laughter, love, suspense and in the work famous director-composer duos including Prokofiev / Eisenstein, Hitchcock / Hermann, and Leone / Morricone.

MARCH 20, 2013

Spideo iPad App: Instant Movie Discovery

By French Culture

SPIDEO is a new, free iPad application created by the eponymous French firm that allows its users to find what movie suits them best. Thanks to its “Wishes Discovery” tool, it offers personalized picks and recommendations based on the user’s mood.

MARCH 20, 2013

Salon du Livre Honors Romania

By Rachael Small

Authors, publishers, designers, students and literature lovers have begun to descend upon Paris for the 33rd Annual Salon du Livre, which takes place March 22-25, 2013. This year, the Salon’s guests of honor include the city of Barcelona and the country of Romania.

MARCH 20, 2013

The Enchanted World Jacques Demy

By French Culture

This spring, an exhibition and film retrospective at the La Cinémathèque française in Paris (April 10 through August 4) will offer a vivid glimpse into the colorful world of the legendary filmmaker, juxtaposing his films, drawings, paintings and sculptures by Demy and the artists that inspired his work.

MARCH 19, 2013

March 2013: International Month of the Francophonie

By Rachael Small

This year, the International Month of the Francophonie commemorates a special milestone with the 100th birthday of poet and playwright Aimé Césaire. Many of the events and festivals that have been planned in cities across the globe this month include celebrations, not only of Césaire’s work, but of his literary heritage and the many writers he has influenced.

MARCH 18, 2013

INA Collects Family Films

By Laura Pertuy

France's National Audiovisual Institute has recently launched Shared Memories, a project that focuses on collecting amateur films.These archives represent an incredible resource for historians, documentary filmmakers and anyone interested in France's cultural history.

MARCH 18, 2013

MoMa Acquires French Video Game

By French Culture

The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently acquired a selection of 14 video games and hopes to reach 40 titles in the near future. The initial collection, which includes Another World by French video game creator Eric Chahi, is currently on view as part of the Applied Design exhibition in the museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries.

MARCH 18, 2013

Save Jacques Demy’s Les Parapluies de Cherbourg!

By Laura Pertuy

If you fancy seeing Jacques Demy’s masterpiece in the theater, now it's possible to help fund the film's restoration and digitization. An online call for donations was recently initiated by the director’s children, Rosalie Varda and Mathieu Demy with the aim of raising 25,000 euros.

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