The 11th French Art and Film Festival (FAFF) opened on May 23 with a screening of Les Emotifs anonymes by Jean-Pierre Améris. The FAFF, often described as the French Cultural Spring in Malaysia, which coincides this year with the celebration of 50 years of Alliances Françaises in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, gives the public an opportunity to attend movie screenings and live shows. It will end on June 23 with a much-awaited performance by the group Miliana, the guest of honour of this year’s Fête de la Musique.
Many sponsors have made the festival possible, most particularly Martell which has been an ardent supporter since its first edition.
To learn more about the Festival: www.faff.com.my
- Left to right :Stéphane Dovert (Cooperation and Cultural Action Counsellor, Embassy of France), Jean Vasseur (vice-President, Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur), Koh Mei Lee (Executive Director, Golden Screen Cinemas), Tan Keng Chok (Director of Public Works, representing Kuala Lumpur City Hall), Martine Dorance (Ambassador of France), Zatashah Binti Sultan Idris Shah (Président, Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur), CK Tan (Executive Director, Martell), Agnès Dovert (Director, Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur)
- Jean Vasseur (vice-President, Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur) and Agnès Dovert (Director, Alliance Française Kuala Lumpur) with Stéphane Denève et Eric le Sage, chef orchestra and pianist invited for the French Dream concert at Dewan Filharmonik
- Opening speech by Tan Keng Chok, representative of Kuala Lumpur City Hall