May ’68 and its Legacies | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 1 Apr - Wed 23 May

May ’68 and its Legacies

Festivals & Series

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the May 68 protest is the occasion for the Institut français to turn back on 50 years of creation and ideas stimulated by the uprising of a cultural and political revolution guided by the motto: Power to the Imagination.

Traveling in time, we’ll first draw a portrait of the world in the late 60’s to understand how the ideas leading to the May 68 protests came to light with Heading to May ’68, a series of films by Jean-Luc Godard. We’ll then unravel the legacy of this singular year on cinema, literature, thought and activism in French and European cultures with a photo exhibition, Au coeur de Mai 68, discussions, book launches and testimonies, with May Made Me and A Walk Through Paris, and a film season giving a good overview of its impact throughout the years.



La Chinoise

Sun 29 Apr

The Dreamers

Fri 04 May

Milou en mai

Sun 06 May


Fri 11 May
Sat 12 May
Sun 13 May
Mon 14 May
as part of Beyond Words Festival
Tue 15 May
Wed 16 May
Thu 17 May
Fri 18 May
Sat 19 May
Sun 20 May
Mon 21 May
Tue 22 May
Wed 23 May

Au cœur de Mai 68

Mon 14 - Sat 19 May

May Made Me

Mon 14 May

Café Philo

Sat 19 May


Wed 23 May