Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Le French Festival 2020

Le French Festival (LFF)  is back again the annual event returns with its 19th edition from 19 March – 26 April.  LFF is set to bring Malaysians on a journey of delight in all things French including French cinema screenings, art exhibitions, music and theater performances, gastronomy and more.

This edition will be proudly presented by Martell and Golden Screen Cinemas pulling together a festival for everyone from all walks of life including families and children, French enthusiasts, movie buffs, and foodies among others.

Not only will there be a variety of programmes and activities to be enjoyed by all in regards to the French life, but organisers Alliance Française (AF) together with the Embassy of France in Malaysia invited an internationally-acclaimed rockstar, Manu Chao. He will perform in an acoustic formation from his album Sibérie m’était contée, a family-friendly show in French and Spanish, as part of his South East Asian tour.

Mr. Jacques Bounin, Director of Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur shared: “In this edition of Le French Festival, we are thrilled to bring everyone on a remarkable voyage like no other into the truest form of French arts - exploring music and time in a way that surpasses ones’ realm of imagination.

“Along with our collaborators, we are determined to bring the appreciation of all that the French culture has to offer to greater heights here in Malaysia through this festival. It will make you travel through its selection of 17 recent movies showing the diversity of French creation in all genres: from Norway to Kirghizstan, with stops along the way in Venice, Tunis and, of course, France.”

Some other exciting highlights to look forward are:

• “The Malaysian Premiere of ‘Solstice Lunaire’” – Highly admired and classically trained French harpist Maia Darmé together with Malaysia’s acclaimed string ensemble Kamerata KL are to bring Malaysians on a harp discovery tour. The concert will include a piece made especially for the show: harp concerto ‘Solstice Lunaire’, who will be directed by Columbian composer Carlos Mejia who wrote it and dedicated it to Ms Darmé.

• “Gasp by Companie Circoncentrique” – A beautiful new circus show with international success which will promise a funny, witty and spectacular performance for the entire family!

• “Roger Kasparian – The Eyes of the Sixties” – A world premiere exhibition which will show for the first time the pictures of Roger Kasparian, a famous photographer of the sixties, in his presence. Everyone you know is there: The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg.

• Artisan bread workshops – Learn to make French breads first-hand from the Master Bakers of PAUL, the Ambassador of the French art de vivre.

Festival enthusiasts can look forward to Le French Festival 2020 in Kuala Lumpur 19 March – 5 April • Penang 9 April – 19 April • Johor Bahru 16 April – 19 April • Kota Kinabalu : 23 April – 26 April