Did you know that the Institut français in London was founded in 1910 by a woman, Marie d’Orliac? Or that it hosted Charles de Gaulle during World War II? During Open House London, the Institut opens its doors wide and reveals its secrets. Learn all about the Institut’s fascinating history and gorgeous Art Deco architecture.
- guided tours led by Dr. Charlotte Faucher
- free screenings of 7 rare short films by outstanding directors such as Jacques Tati, Eric Rohmer, Olivier Assayas, Michel Gondry and many more in our sparkling new Ciné Lumière II *(see the list below)
- an archives exhibition and VR tour of French landmarks such as the Saint Eustache Church, the Paris City Hall or the most beautiful monuments on the banks of the Seine
* Short Film’s List:
– L’Ecole des facteurs, Jacques Tati, 1946, 15’
– Présentation de Charlotte et son steack, Eric Rohmer, 1960, 12’
– Laisse inachevé à Tokyo, Olivier Assayas, 1982, 22’
– Cauchemar blanc, Mathieu Kassovitz, 1991, 10’
– Ménage, Pierre Salvadori, 1992, 12’
– Tout droit jusqu’au matin, Alain Guiraudie, 1995, 10’
– La Lettre, Michel Gondry, 1998, 13’
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Sept from 12pm | free (registrations for hourly tour on the day only)
La Médiathèque will be operating a full service from 12pm to 6pm on Sun 22 Sept.