AF Ottawa events

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CONCERT – IRÈNE JACOB AND FRANCIS JACOB”
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Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017
Location:  Alliance Française, 352 rue MacLaren | 6PM

French actress Irène Jacob and Francis Jacob are not only united as siblings but also as musicians. Four years ago they decided to reunite, with Francis in the US and Irène in Paris, to start working on their new album “En bas de chez moi “.

“This new album En bas de chez moi, I see it like that, as a secret but fresh and patient plant that appears unexpectedly” says Irène.

A few years ago, Irène was an actress in Paris and he was a musician in New york and they decided, after their father’s death, to start making music together. The plant started to grow: he was a challenging guitarist, her voice was spontaneous and her body agile. Irène sings to tell a story, and Francis is the composer, he plays and creates the beat. He is harsh but fair and she is flexible but rigorous. It is only beginning and the story continues to grow..

IRÈNE JACOB

Along with her musical talent, Irène Jacob is considered one the best French actresses of her generation. Winning best female actress award at the Cannes festival in 1991, she gained international recognition for her work with Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski.

FREE for members and students of the Alliance Française of Ottawa
Non-members: $5

Check out Irène Jacob on Golden Globe Award winner series The Affair 

Concert tour press release

BWW music press release

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FILM SCREENING –  “LE PRÉSIDENT”
CYCLE IN TRIBUTE TO JEAN GABIN – N*3 PRESENTED BY MAURICE GRAFFIN

Date: Friday 24 February 2017
Director: Henri Verneuil
Run: 110 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 352 rue MacLaren | 6PM

Le président(1961) : At 73, a former Minister’s council persecutor leaves retirement in order to keep a man from getting a high position.  This same man had once been involved in a scandal whilst he was his chief of staff…

ABOUT THE TRIBUTE

40 years after the death of Jean Gabin, the AFO is happy to present a cycle honouring his work in French cinema. Presented by our very own expert Maurice Graffin, member of the AFO board, each film will be introduced before the screening and discussed afterwards.Maurice has been involved in the cinematic world for quite a while now, and he specialises in French cinema. He is not only a film club and cinema festival organizer, but also a radio host of various programs, cinema critic for Radio-Canada and UNIQUE FM 94.5 and a jurist for the Ottawa Film festival.

Click here for the trailer.

Free entrance.

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