Oooh la la! C’est hypercool! Your invite to the Mosaiques Festival party tomorrow

We had such a great time over at the Institut Francais in South Kensington on Saturday we thought we’d share some rather ace events! Coming up to celebrate the end of the rather global Mosaiques festival including a gypsy-folk reggae musical shindig at Rich Mix and the UK debut of an experimental classic all shot for just $150. We recommend booking now as the Circo screening we went to was packed!…scroll to the bottom for the festival video trailer…

Equation Musique: Winyo + Bélo + Wanlov the Kubolor Rich Mix | tue 7 june | 7.30pm | £5

Winyo (Kenya), Bélo (Haiti) and Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana) are currently on tour around Germany, Italy and France, supported by the Institut français under the Equation Musique Tour. Their broad styles of music from gypsy flavoured fusion, to folk and reggae highlight just some of the wealth of talent coming out of Africa at the moment.


Donoma Ciné lumière | thu 9 june | 8.00pm | £9, conc. £7

France | 2009 | col | 133 mins | dir. Djinn Carrénard, with Salomé Blechmans, Matthieu Lonquatte, Laura Kpegli | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles

A manipulative Spanish teacher plays a dangerous game with a particularly rebellious male student and gets caught in her own trap. A young agnostic taking care of her invalid sister is forced to rethink her stance on religion. A Ghanaian-born photographer adopted by French diplomats leaves the choice of her next lover to fate. Djinn Carrénard’s film asks: Do we choose to love? Do we choose to be loved? Made on a 150€ budget, this freshly experimental film has wowed critics.