France Week Begins Today in Prague

From the 14th to the 28th of November, you will find French culture on every corner of the city – on Jiřího z Poděbrad square, in cinemas and even in the Convent of Saint Agnes. From today you can truly appreciate the “Savoir vivre” and join in with the festivities of France Week 2018

Brittany – a land of promised art

Kino 35 – November 14, 2018 

There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with Brittany, the historic province in the most western part of France. On Wednesday, November 14th, Kino 35 will host a lecture by the director of Musée Départemental, Breton Philip Le Stuma, and Curator Margareth Le Guellec-Dabrowski. The lecture will focus on the important role played by Brittany in the cultural history of Europe. 

Beaujolais Nouveau and St. Martin’s

Kaiserštejnský palác – 15. 11. 2018 

The opening ceremony of the fifth year of France Week will take place in the Kaiserštejn Palace. On this occasion, you can celebrate the arrival of this year’s young wines – Beaujolais Nouveau and St. Martin’s. Beaujolais Nouveau is a fresh, young, red wine that comes from the Beaujolais wine region in France. Sign up for the event here 

Bonjour Jiřák

Jiřího z Poděbrad Square – 15. 11.-17. 11. 2018

Jiřího z Poděbrad Square will be transformed into a traditional marché français on Thursday the 15th of November. Lovers of wine, desserts, and French specialities should not miss out on this market! For example, you can look forward to the participation of Café Millème, who will prepare perfect macarons, French desserts, and other confectionery products according to their very own recipes.

BRAN – Music from Brittany

Anežský klášter – 16. 11. 2018

The music of BRAN is based on old Breton folk motifs, ancient dances, and sea songs. If you want to experience a concert of Celtic music performed by a Czech band, do not miss this event at the Anežský klášter! The band will present their latest album Beaj vat! You will have the opportunity to hear about Breton folklore, of which the band has been devoted to since 1999. Tickets here 

Bonjour exhibition, Monsieur Gauguin: Czech artists in Brittany 1850-1950

Kinsky Palace – November 16, 2018 – 17. 3. 2019

The exhibition maps the presence of Czech artists in Brittany in 1850-1950 and evaluates how they managed to capture the region’s harsh landscape and traditional Breton motifs, and the influence of the Pontaven school on their creation of such art and its uniqueness. Basic admission costs CZK 220, reduced by CZK 150. More here 

21st French Film Festival

Cinema Lucerna, Světozor, Cinestar Anděl and Cinema 35 in Prague, 21-28. 11. 2018

This French Film Festival offers Czech viewers the opportunity to watch the pre-releases and photographs of French cinematography not yet premiered in the Czech Republic. This year, you can enjoy 7 premieres, as well as classic French films which have been featured in the Czech distribution this year.

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