Cultural events

Film screening at Chapter - 27th September : "Ce qui nous lie / Back to Burgundy"

There will be a screening of Cédric Klapisch’s Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) at the Chapter Arts Centre on Wednesday 27th September at 6pm. The film tells the story of Jean (Pio Marmaï), who must return to his hometown ten years after leaving when his father falls ill.


There, he is reunited with his siblings, Juliette (Ana Girardot) and Jérémie (François Civil), and as they work on their family-owned vineyard, they must overcome problems that have arisen between them over the years.


We will also be hosting an informal chat about this film before its starts, so please feel free to join us in the foyer from 5pm!


Chapter Arts Centre, Market road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE | 6pm | 114minutes 

Film screening at Chapter - 7th October : "Voyage à travers le cinéma français"



On Saturday 7th October at 1.30pm, Chapter Arts Centre will be screening the French documentary untitled "Voyage à travers le cinéma français" ("My Journey Through French Cinema"), directed by Bertrand Tavernier. 


In this film, first diffused in 2016, Bertrand Tavernier, well-known and several times rewarded cinema director, paid tribute to all the figures who embodied French cinema. 


Join the Alliance Française de Cardiff in the cinema foyer from 12.30 to chat about cinema in French. 


Chapter Arts Centre, Market road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE | 1.30pm | 190minutes 


Synopsis : “This work as a citizen and spy, as an explorer and as a painter, as a columnist and as an adventurer that has been described so well by many authors, from Casanova to Gilles Perrault, it is a beautiful definition of a filmmaker that we want to apply to Renoir, Becker, to the Vigo of L'Atalante, to Duvivier, as well as Truffaut or Demy. To Max Ophuls and also Bresson. And to less known directors, Grangier, Gréville or Sacha, whom, during a scene or a film, sparkle an emotion, find some surprising truths. I would like this film to be an act of gratitude to all the filmmakers, writers, actors and musicians that have apparead suddenly in my life. Memory warms up: this film is a bit of coal for winter nights.”

Club de lecture - 6th November


Join us for our monthly Club de lecture where we discuss French literature in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It will take place on November 6th at 6 pm.


This month we will discuss about "La Place" an autobiographical narrative (114 pages) written by Annie Ernaux in 1984, rewarded by the Renaudot prize. "La Place" is an autobiographical novel written after the author's father died. This tragic event leads to the story of the writer childhood and family life.


Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book yet, we will also chat about the author and Literature in general. It will be also a great occasion to practise your French and have a tea or coffee with biscuits.



We will be waiting for you in 26-28 Churchill Way, first floor, CF10 2DY. |  6-7.30pm | 2£

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Classes take place 26-28 Churchill Way, Cardiff CF10 2DY.

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