November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Alliance Francaise de Singapour
1 Sarkies Rd
Singapore 258130
S$11.00 (AF Members); S$13.00 (Non-members)


School of Life

Sunday, 19 November 2017 – 4.30 pm

S$11.00 (AF Members); S$13.00 (Non-members)

In association with


117 mins

France | 2013


In French with English subtitles


Director: Nicolas Vanier

Cast: François Cluzet, Eric Elmosnino, François Berléand


Paris, 1930. Paul has only seen the high walls of the orphanage, a severe building in the Parisian suburbs. But he is entrusted to a cheerful country lady, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff game-keeper of a vast estate in Sologne. The child of the cities, rebellious and stubborn, arrives in this mysterious world, that of a sovereign and savage region. The immense forest, the ponds, the cultures, everything here belongs to the Comte de La Fresnaye, a quiet widower who lives alone in his manor.
The Count tolerates poachers on the estate but Borel relentlessly hunts down the most cunning of them, a man named Totoche, without ever being able to catch him in the act. In the heart of the Sologne, alongside the famous Totoche, Paul will learn life, nature, its secrets and will learn to glue fish, game, mushrooms and plants … But Paul did not come by chance in this unknown universe.

A series of works to renovate and modernise the premises is currently ongoing at the Alliance Française. Please note that la galerie and la médiathèque will be closed from 20 to 25 August. The works will end early September and you will soon be able to discover a whole new Alliance Française with improved facilities and a new Café relocated at the 1st floor (le café Diabolo) for an even better experience. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused during the works and we look forward to showing you the new and upgraded Alliance Française.