Centre de recherches francophones belges


Intercultural encounters and Amélie Nothomb

Tuesday 10th of November

Film Screening: Stupeur et Tremblements [Fear and Trembling] (12)

6 PM - 8 PM | Institut Français d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent | FREE

Director: Alain Corneau | 2004 | 107 minutes | Subtitles

Introduction by Susan Bainbrigge, Centre de Recherches Francophones Belges.

Wednesday 11th of November

Meet the Director: Stéfan Liberski

2 PM - 3.30 PM | Seminar Room 1, Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square | FREE

Conference chaired by Dr Susan Bainbrigge and colleagues | 90 minutes

Join us to discuss the making of Stéfan Liberski’s Tokyo Fiancée adapted from Amélie Nothomb’s novel. An opportunity to ask the director about his work, and the creative challenges posed by adaptation. An exploration, via selected clips, of languages, cultures and their representations.

(This event will be proceeded by a pre-conference lunch on the George Square campus between 1 PM and 2 PM)

Film Screening: Tokyo Fiancée (15)

6 PM - 8PM | Filmhouse Edinburgh | £7.20 - £9

Dir. Stefan Liberski | 2014 |100 min | Subtitles

Followed by a Q&A with director Stéfan Liberski.

Booking and contact details

The Stupeur et Tremblements screening, pre-conference lunch and Meet the director sessions are free but ticketed, please book in advance at our Eventbrite page:

Book on Eventbrite

The Screening of Tokyo Fiancée can be booked directly from the Filmhouse:

Filmhouse website

For all enquiries about the events please contact the organiser, Dr Susan Bainbrigge:


Amelie Nothomb

Intercultural encounters and Amélie Nothomb

A two day event exploring adaptations of Amélie Nothomb’s writings on Japan with special guest Tokyo Fiancée director Stéfan Liberski.