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350 years ago, France created the first artists’ residency of modern times, the French Academy in Rome – now known as Villa Medici – a global center for artistic and intellectual residencies that inspired the creation of the American Academies and many other residencies around the world. This fall, following those in Italy, Spain (Casa Velasquez) and Japan (Villa Kujoyama), France’s fourth major villa will open in the US, with a novel concept to extend the notion of residency to the whole territory, with a permanent presence in ten major US cities to foster explorations of an entire country-continent.

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On view through September 19, 2021 | High Museum of Art - Atlanta

Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso are two of the foremost figures in the history of twentieth-century art. This touring exhibition, which debuted in 2019 at the Musée national Picasso-Paris and is coming to the High this summer, presents more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, and works on paper spanning Calder’s and Picasso’s careers that reveal the radical innovation and enduring influence of their art.

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High Museum of Art - Atlanta

Through the generosity of numerous collectors, benefactors, and supporters, the High Museum has assembled a distinguished collection of European art ranging in date from the fourteenth through twentieth centuries. The collection of paintings displayed in this installation represent the accomplishment of Doris and Shouky Shaheen. Collected over a span of four decades, these works were presented as a gift to the High Museum in 2019.

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This month, immerse yourself in French culture with the TV5MONDE programming. In addition to offering premium films, the program includes several heartwarming comedies, a chance to discover new series, fun-filled variety shows, and engaging documentaries.

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June 10 - July 10, 2021

For June, IFcinema à la carte celebrates Music Day with musical movies, available to watch on U.S. territory. It will be available free of charge and without registration, from June 10 to July 10 on this dedicated page. Enjoy!

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July 6 - July 17, 2021

MyFrenchFilmFestival is back with a 'Cannes Special Edition'! After many long months in which almost all of the world’s theater screens were empty, the 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival is one of the first global movie industry events to be held post-pandemic. From July 6 to 17, 2021, you can watch 12 feature films and 12 short films free of charge and anywhere in the world on, all subtitled in over 10 languages.

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May 28 - Deс 31, 2021

This showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut in US theaters and virtual cinemas starting May 28 which includes the Oscar-nominated animated short Genius Loci and César Award winners And Then the Bear and So What if the Goats Die? Boasting festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, and beyond, this feature-length program of delightful, funny, charming, and provocative French shorts is sure to fill you with joie de vivre.

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Eight years ago, an American writer named Pamela Druckerman emerged on the national and international scene wearing a beret –– somewhat ironically –– and wielding a radical theory of child-rearing. Radical, that is, to Americans, it was completely normal to the French. She’d written a best-selling book that you’ve probably heard of, called Bringing Up Bébé. In it, she revealed the French method of raising well-behaved, sociable children. French babies, she explained, slept soundly through the night, even when they were only a few months old. French kids ate Camembert without complaint; and when French adults were having conversations, their kids didn’t interrupt. She thought this might be one reason why French parents seem so much less stressed out than American parents. She discovered these mysterious differences at first hand, in Paris, while raising her own kids.

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What’s Next? is an interview series in French that explores the future of innovation through the eyes of American professionals. Check out the latest edition featuring interviews with Loren Hammonds, Anne del Castillo... 

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The Prix Albertine Jeunesse, a reader’s choice award, invites children to choose their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature that are available in English translation.

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Our Jury has spoken and we are thrilled to present the 2020 French Voices Grand Prize Winners! We were not able to hold an in person ceremony in the past two years to celebrate our prizes but we sincerely hope we will be able to reconvene soon and properly celebrate the French works in translation and the fabulous publishers and translators who bring them to you.

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David Diop's At Night All Blood is Black (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2021, translated from French by Anna Moschovakis) was announced as the winner of the 2021 International Booker Prize on June 2nd. The author granted an interview to the French Institute in the UK and discussed the relation between literature and history, writing for young readers and translation and francophony.

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to announce the first edition of the Dance Films Catalogue.

Dance and cinema have a long shared history thanks to their common interest: the motion of bodies and energies. With today’s enhanced digital video technologies and the current restrictions on international exchange, dance is reimagining itself in many different spaces, diving into archival material and creating new forms.

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YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA is a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities.

Young French Cinema offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Most of the films selected in this program have premiered in the US in one of the top US festivals, but do not currently have US distribution.

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CinéSchool is a new film program for young audience produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the FACE Foundation. It aims to broaden the availability of French and French-speaking cinema for young audiences to schools and students across the U.S.

With free screenings adapted for various age groups —from elementary school to middle school—, CinéSchool seeks to offer young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to see curated French language content, and to become a dynamic resource for French speakers and French learners in the U.S.

Whether they study French as part of a dual-language program, learn French as a foreign language, or pursue French as their heritage language, CinéSchool aims to provide free, diverse cultural content to students.

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