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Saturday 14 July

Movie - Kirikou and the Sorceress

Michel Ocelot - Animation - 1998

The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. He wants to rid the village of the curse so he goes on a voyage to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.

Sunday 15 July, 10:00am - 75mins 

Toys and Imagination — a story from the First World War told in miniature

Presented by Little Soldier Stories—Pierre-Jacques and Jules Ober

See and hear how this creative teamhave produced a book, to be published in France in October this year, using miniature toys and sets they have created and photographed. See some of the little sets up close. A poignant WW1 story for adults and children alike.       

Saturday 14th July, 12:00pm - 45 mins 

A journey through the flora of regional Paris

Presented By Guillaume Tcherkez

The natural flora of the Parisian basin was an important source of inspiration for Impressionist Art. Professor Guillaume Tcherkez from the Australian National University, will present a historical conference on the flora of the region and its relationship with Australian species.

Saturday 14 July, 1:00pm - 45 mins

“Ravishing!” Dance in Belle Époque Paris

Presented by Dr Caitlyn Lehmann

Cancans, skirt dances, and grand ballets at the Paris Opera—come on a jaunt to discover the saucy and serious sides of dance in the Belle Epoque. Spotlighting the period’s decoratively risqué ballet entertainments, the talk will illuminate a world swept away by the modernist aesthetic of the Ballets Russes.

Saturday 14th July, 2pm - 45 mins

Movie - Ridicule ​

Patrice Leconte - Drama/Romance - 1996 ​

Moved by the difficulties faced by peasants living in the mosquito-ridden swamplands near Lyon, aristocratic engineer Marquis Grégoire Ponceludon de Malavoy (Charles Berling) devises a plan to drain the boggy land. But to gain an audience with King Louis XVI (Urbain Cancelier) in Versailles, he learns he must impress the royal court with his verbal wit. Drawn into a world of ever-shifting alliances where words are used as weapons, the Marquis begins to lose sight of his noble intentions.

Saturday 14th July, 3:15pm - 95 min

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Sunday 15 July 

 

The Painting - Le Tableau

Jean-François Laguionie - Animation- 2011

​For mysterious reasons, a Painter has left a work incomplete - causing conflict between the Toupins (Allduns), who are entirely painted, the Pafinis (Halfies), who lack a few colors, and the Reufs (Sketchies), who are only sketches. Toupins occupy the chateau, Pafinis are out in the gardens, and Reufs are treated as outcasts and hunted by the Toupins. Three friends, one of each class, go on a quest to find the artist so he can finish the piece and hopefully unite the people.

Sunday 15th  10:30 am

Fashioning France, Couture at the National Gallery of Victoria

Presented by Danielle Whitfield

Next year, the NGV will present an exhibition of over hundred works of French couture spanning the 19th to 21st centuries. Join curator Danielle Whitfield for a look at the leading houses, personalities and designs that made fashion history and which are represented in this exhibition.

Sunday 15th July at 1pm - 40 mins

Somewhere in France - Australian soldiers in France in WW1

Presented by Diane de Saint Léger

Away from the trenches, Australian soldiers travelled extensively. Leave taking was eagerly awaited. They explored Paris, went to the Moulin Rouge, visited Montmartre and Notre-Dame and other less reputable places. While resting,soldiers also wrote letters, they read, drew, sang,drunk in Estaminet ran by Madame and served by Mademoiselle. These cultural encounters were vividly recounted in letters, diaries and trench magazines which will form the basis of this presentation.

Sunday 15 July, 2:00pm - 45 mins  

Morning Star Tapestry

presented by Antonia Syme and Michael Bennett

Antonia Syme is the Director of the Australian Tapestry Workshop and Michael Bennett is the great grandson of General Sir John Monash. 

The presentation will describe the commissioning and production of the Morning Star tapestry which was installed in the newly opened Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux, a lasting legacy to the many thousands of Australian lives lost in France in World War I.

Sunday 15 July, 3:00pm - 45 mins

Legal Aspects of Purchasing Properties in France

Presented by Michael Bula

Michael Bula Solicitors, International Lawyers and Notaries – 35+ years experience with hundreds of French property purchases, sales and dealings, accredited to the French diplomatic posts, Professional French↔English NAATI accredited translator. Covered : legal and practical aspects - exceptionally informative and entertaining seminar not to be missed!

Sunday 15th July 4pm - 60 mins

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