French Film Festival 2018 extends its reach to Johor Bahru

French Film Festival 2018 extends its reach to Johor Bahru

Le French Festival 2018, Malaysia’s largest and widest-reaching event returns with the French Film Festival for the 17th consecutive year. The event will take place around Malaysia for more than a month this year, from April 11 to May 20.

Ambassador of France, Frédéric Laplanche, voiced out his admiration of bright young talents taking over the scene in his opening speech at a press conference in GSC Mid Valley.

“This year’s festival will showcase many areas of French creation and talents and is presented by a new generation of artists. This French Festival will share with Malaysians the diversity of French culture, its heritage, and tradition,” he said.

“This French Festival will share with an ever-growing number of Malaysians the diversity of French culture but also its heritage and tradition.”

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Culture enthusiasts can begin marking their calendars for the exciting film screenings, musical concerts, theatre and live shows, foodie gatherings in store.

The French Film Festival is a much-awaited program with a long-standing presence in the Klang Valley and Penang. Sixteen French movies will be screened at GSC cinemas around Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, and for the first time, Johor Bahru.

These selected French movies are the best movies of 2017; blockbuster hits in the country or have won top awards in France.

The film festival will open with a special screening of Cédric Klapisch’s Back to Burgundy / Ce qui nous lie (2017)

The movies in the French Film Festival are C’est la vie!, Back to Burgundy, Return of the Hero, Just To Be Sure, Django, Two Is a Family, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…, The Magic Tuche, Into the Forest, A Kid”, “The Workshop, Corniche Kennedy, Step By Step, Rock ’n Roll, Ceasefire and Polina.

The film festival will be held in Klang Valley at GSC Pavilion KL, GSC Mid Valley Megamall, and GSC 1 Utama Shopping Centre from April 12 to April 29.

It will then move to GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang from May 3 to 13.

GSC Paradigm Mall, Johor Bahru, which will host the festival for the first time, from May 10 to 13.

Finally, the film festival will end at GSC Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, from May 17 to 20.

Tickets go on sale beginning this April 5.

For more information, please visit www.lefrenchfestival.com.my

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FRENCH LANGUAGE CENTRE

Alliance Francaise De Penang is a prestigious language center that promotes both the French language and culture.

Alliance Francaise De Penang | 46,  Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, Penang

Tel: 04 227 6008 | Email: afpenang@gmail.com

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