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Thursday 14 March 2019


The French Are Coming!
The 18th Edition of Le French Festival announces its full line-up with exciting acts direct from France & an inaugural Franco-Malaysian production of French culture & heritage!

Bonjour Everyone! The French are at it again! Malaysia's highly anticipated annual French event is back with the 18th edition of Le French Festival (LFF) featuring 15 of the latest award-winning French films together with art exhibitions, live theatre and dance performances, French music, French food and drinks tasting, cooking classes and so much more. LFF 2019 is set to whisk Malaysians on an immersive experience in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu with captivating events from 4 April 2019 to 12 May 2019. 

Recently, I was treated to an entertaining French movie, delightful French pastries and aromatic French Coffee which completes the amazing day I had at the Le French Festival 2019 launch on the 8th March 2019 at GSC Mid Valley Megamall.   

LFF has progressively envolved as an indomitable bridge of cultural exchange between France and Malaysia since its inception way back in 2001. The 18th edition will - for the first time be proudly presented by G.H. Mumm Champagne, the No.1 Grand Maison champagne in France, and also collaborating with Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) as a longstanding partner of the French Film Festival. 

The Le French Festival 2019 is set to be pulling together an exciting festival for everyone from all walk of life including families and children, French enthusiasts, movie buffs, and foodies alike among others.    

Speech By H.E. Frederic Laplanche
Ambassador Of The Republic Of France To Malaysia

Also for the first time in LFF history, organisers Alliance Francaise (AF) together with the Embassy of France in Malaysia will not only be curating a variety of programmes and artistes from France but will also play the role of 'producer' collaborating with the nationally acclaimed theatre company in Malaysia, namely the KL Shakespeare Players (KLSP) to create a special performance for LFF 2019. Brace yourself for the exciting and entertaining play ~ a re-interpretation of "Cyrano de Bergerac" (The Story Of Cyrano de Bergerac) deemed to be the most famous play in French theatre.

Snippet: The Story Of  Cyrano de Bergerac

Reasons To Why You Should Attend The Le French Festival 2019
  • The largest French Film Festival in Malaysia with 15 of the latest award-winning French films (With English subtitles)
  • A diverse range of Malaysian musicians performing French music
  • Live theatre shows and dance performances  
  • Art de Vivre events including French food & drink tastings, French cooking classes and more

Exhilarating Highlights to look forward to at LFF 2019 includes:
  • "FUNAN" - Enjoy the French animated film that won BEST MOVIE AWARD at the Annecy Animated Film Festival 2018, written & directed by talented French filmmaker Denis Do.
  • "Paris, By Lorant Deutsch" - Take a walk along the Seine River with renowned French actor & writer Lorant Deutsch in a lively theatre show.
  • "Brand New World" Pop Art Exhibition - Marvel at contemporary French artist Argadol's masterpieces created exclusively for Le French Festival 2019 depicting current global challenges through visually stunning Pop & Street Art.
  • Artisan bread workshops with PAUL - Learn to make French bread first-hand from the Master Bakers of PAUL, the Ambassador of the French art de vivre.  

 Speech By Special Guest Ms Sharifah Amani
Malaysian Actress, Director & Comedian

Gracing the LFF 2019 press conference was a special guest and esteemed Malaysian actress, director and comedian, Ms Sharifah Amani who is an unwavering supporter of diversity in cinema and an ardent enthusiast of French cinema.

 Festival enthusiast can look forward to the Le French Festival 2019 at the cities and dates below:

KUALA LUMPUR ~ 4 April to 28 April
PENANG ~ 25 April to 5 May
JOHOR BAHRU ~ 2 May to 5 May
KOTA KINABALU ~ 9 May to 12 May

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