The annual and now formerly known as French Art & Film Festival that has thrilled fans for 14 years returns with a new name this year; as Le French Festival (LFF) 2016 promises a French inter-cultural experience that’s larger than life.
Last year’s festival recorded its highest support ever at an impressive 9,200 spectators including 6,000 for the film festival alone, seeing an increase of 6% in box office goers from the year before.
With the large scale festival taking place from 6th May to 19th June 2016 and the “lifestyle calendar” occurring from 12th May to 18th June 2016, this 15th edition will once again offer residents in the Klang Valley and Penang a host of events, with this year extending its presence to other first-time participating cities including Johor Bahru.
Among the highlights to expect this year are 14 recent releases in French cinema for movie-goers of all ages from children to adults, such as the heart-warming family film “The Belier Family” (La Famille Belier), the highly successful children’s animation “The Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince), the romantic comedy “Caprice”, the historical-themed “The Princess of Montpensier” (La Princesse de Montpensier), as well as the spy-spoof “OSS 117, Lost In Rio” (OSS 117, Rio ne Repond Plus).
There will also be 15 main events under the festival calendar for art-enthusiasts, music-lovers, and foodies alike, and new additions to the calendar including public gastronomy events in support of French trade and tourism, as well as events in education themed in science and literature.
Deets are as follows:
- Location: Klang Valley
- Dates: 12th – 29th May 2016
- Cinemas: GSC Pavilion, GSC Mid Valley Megamall, GSC Nu Sentral and GSC 1 Utama
- Location: Penang
- Date: 2nd – 12th June 2016
- Cinema: GSC Gurney Plaza
Tickets will be available for purchase via GSC website or cinema box office. True-blue festival fans and movie-buffs can also keep a lookout for ticket giveaways in the media.
Organised by the Alliance Française and the Embassy of France in Malaysia, and supported by the Institut Français, the festival is once again presented by Martell and in collaboration with a number of partners including Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC).