French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): Bordeaux Wine Tasting, Address Unknown, L’Auberge Espagnole, and More! Bordeaux Wine Tasting, Address Unknown, L’Auberge Espagnole, and More!: Bordeaux Wine Tasting, Address Unknown, L’Auberge Espagnole

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Wine Tour de France kicks off May 1
Cultural Events
Special Event
French Workshops
Workshops (ages 2–6)
Library Programs
Membership Offer
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Your Week at FIAF…

It’s a battle of the vintages on May 1 at Bordeaux Smackdown: 2009 vs. 2010, the first tasting in our popular annual Wine Tour de France series, presented this year with Food & Wine magazine. Whether you are a wine novice or a connoisseur, come learn about and experience what makes Bordeaux such an outstanding wine-making region!

Next week, FIAF presents Address Unknown (Inconnu à cette adresse) featuring the legendary Patrick Timsit and Thierry Lhearmitte, for two nights only on April 23 & 24. Tickets are going very fast, so snap yours up soon!

Cédric Klapisch’s Chinese Puzzle will have its U.S. sneak preview on April 22 at FIAF. Tickets are sold out, but come at 4pm to see L’Auberge Espagnole, the landmark first film in the trilogy. Free for FIAF Members!

Also, on April 22, attend a free conference on real estate followed by a cocktail reception and explore investment opportunities in Miami, Palm Beach, and St. Barts with a panel of industry insiders and experts.

On May 2 & 3 one of the leading forces of French choreography, Christian Rizzo, investigates the notion of exile in his poetic work sakinan göze çöp batar. The solo will be performed by the exceptional Turkish dancer Kerem Gelebek, a past participant of FIAF’s Crossing the Line festival.

Don’t miss these and more exciting events at FIAF this spring!

Cultural Events


Wine Tour de France
with Food & Wine Magazine

May 1, May 15, and June 12
View Info  •  Buy Tickets

Enjoy great wines and take a new look at the art of French wine-making with three exceptional tastings, presented in partnership with Food & Wine magazine!

Bordeaux Smackdown:
2009 vs. 2010 Vintages

Thu, May 1 at 7pm
Savor the differences between the two vintages widely hailed as the region’s finest years in the last century.

Secrets to Drinking Top French Wine in NY
Thu, May 15 at 7pm

New York’s best sommeliers share expert tips on choosing great bottles from top wine lists.

Tasty Terroirs
Thu, June 12 at 7pm

Discover how place influences taste during this wine and cheese pairing exploring the concept of terroirs.

Buy the three-tasting package & save!


CinéSalon • Trois Auteurs
L’Auberge espagnole

Tue, April 22 at 4pm
Info & TicketsFree for FIAF Members

L’Auberge espagnole, the first film in Cédric Klapisch’s widely popular trilogy, debuted at Cannes Film Festival in 2002 and became a huge international hit.

In this coming-of-age story, Xavier (Romain Duris) and his housemates struggle, often happily, to find themselves amidst the bohemian beauty of Barcelona.

Related: Film appreciation workshop at 5:45pm


CinéSalon • Trois Auteurs
Chinese Puzzle / Casse-tête chinois

Tue, April 22 at 7:30pm
Introduced by director Cédric Klapisch and actors Romain Duris and Kelly Reilly.

View InfoSold Out

The final film in Klapisch’s trilogy, finds Xavier 15 years after his L’Auberge exploits, living in New York and dealing with impending middle age and fatherhood.
Note: Film contains brief nudity & sexual content.

Limited tickets may be released to the standby line (first-come first-served) on the day of the screening.

Related: Film appreciation workshop at 5:45pm


U.S. Premiere
Address Unknown
Inconnu à cette adresse

Wed & Thu, April 23 & 24 at 7:30pm
Info & Tickets

Performed by Thierry Lhermitte & Patrick Timsit
In French with English supertitles

In this riveting production, legendary French actors Thierry Lhermitte and Patrick Timsit star as two long-time friends, a gentile and a Jew, torn apart on the eve of World War II. Told entirely through letters, this moving story about friendship and betrayal is based on Kressmann Taylor’s masterpiece Address Unknown.


U.S. Premiere
sakinan göze çöp batar
(an overprotected eye always gets sand in it)

Fri & Sat, May 2 & 3 at 8pm
Info & Tickets

Conceived and choreographed by Christian Rizzo Performed by Kerem Gelebek

Renowned choreographer Christian Rizzo investigates the notion of exile in this poetic solo work, first presented at the 2012 Festival d’Avignon. Unfolding through a series of fragments and haikus, the piece uses an examination of exile to fuel a haunting mise-en-scène and a dynamic performance by Gelebek.

Special Event

VIP Conference & Cocktail Reception
Relocating or Investing in Miami,
Palm Beach, and St. Barts

Tue, April 22, from 6-8pm
View Info • RSVP: [email protected] / 646 388 6693

Learn about smart real estate investment opportunities in Miami, Palm Beach, and St. Barts at an exclusive conference and cocktail reception with experts from Barnes, Massat Consulting Group, and Interaudi Bank.

French Workshops & Events

Upcoming Workshops in Manhattan

Tue, April 22, from 5:45–7:15pm

Bon Voyage Immersion
Sat, April 26, from 9am–5pm

Sat, April 26 & May 3, from 9:30am–12:30pm

Mon, April 28, from 1:30–4:30pm

Fri, May 2, from 6–8pm


Rendez-Vous at Provence en Boite
Thu, April 24, from 7–9pm
Provence en Boite, 63 Smith Street, Brooklyn
View Info & Make a Reservation

Join French-speakers of all levels for Rendez-Vous, a relaxed evening of conversation en français! Enjoy delicious wines and sweet and savory amuse-bouches from the delightful Carroll Gardens restaurant, Provence en Boite. All are welcome, bring friends!

FIAF Students/Members: Free!
Non-Members: $12

Email [email protected] to reserve your tickets.
Payment for Non-Members will be collected at the door.

Fun Workshops for Kids

Cooking Workshops for Kids

Toddlers discover the flavors of the season by making sweet & savory treats in hands-on cooking workshops. A different item will be on the menu each week.

Les petits chefs (ages 2–4)
Wednesdays, 3–4pm
April 23, 30 • May 7, 14, 21, 28 • June 4, 11, 18

Les petits chefs (ages 2–4)
Thursdays, 9:30–10:30am
April 24 • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • June 5, 12, 19


Art Workshops for Kids

Children create paintings and sculptures, while being introduced to works of art from around the world. Last workshop includes a visit to the Met Museum of Art.

Les petits artistes (ages 2–4)
Saturdays, 1:30–2:30pm
April 19, 26 • May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • June 7, 14, 21

Les artistes (ages 5–6)
Tuesdays, 4–5pm
April 22, 29 • May 6, 13, 20, 27 • June 3, 10, 17

Library Programs

Library Programs for Kids

Contes et confettis (ages 3–6)
Thu, May 1 at 3:45pm

à petits pas: Story Hour (ages 2–3)
Thu, May 8 at 11:30am

L’Heure du conte (ages 3–6)
Thu, May 8 at 3:45pm


Library Programs for Adults

Cercles de lecture (Advanced Beginner A2)
Thu, May 1: Les Misérables, Victor Hugo

Cercles de lecture (Intermediate B1)
Thu, May 8: Cosmétique de l’ennemi, Amélie Nothomb

Cercles de lecture (Advanced B2)
Thu, May 22: La Calèche, Jean Diwo

Membership Offer

Win VIP Tickets to a NY Red Bulls Game!

Become a FIAF Member or renew your Membership by April 30 and you could win four VIP tickets to one of the biggest major league soccer matches of the season! Catch the NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire on Sat, May 10, starting at 7pm, at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

Join or renew with code “REDBULLS14” by April 30

Around Town

3rd Kulture Kids
US Premiere: Holy Land
April 18–May 10 at 7pm
HERE Arts Center
Buy Tickets

Written by renowned playwright Mohamed Kacimi, and translated by Chantal Bilodeau.


Film Forum
Bicycling with Moliere
April 23–May 6
Film Forum
Buy Tickets

Pay the reduced Film Forum Member price of $7.50 when you show your FIAF Membership card.


Metropolitan Entertainment
Carla Bruni
April 24 at 7:30pm
Town Hall
Buy Tickets


Lyon Opera Ballet
May 7–9 at 7:30pm
BAM Howard Gilman
Opera House
Buy Tickets

Tickets start at $20

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