20 Apr – One of the longest running film festivals in the country returns for its 15th edition this May 2016 with a revamped name, Le French Festival 2016.
Formerly known as the French Art & Film Festival, the event retains its core film festival portion but has expanded to more activities on the arts, hence the name change.
According to Mr. Jean-Pierre Dumont, the Director of Alliance Française in Kuala Lumpur, the festival would bring in 14 recent and acclaimed French films to Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) with a special attention nod towards the eight films that are adapted from novels.
Among the highlights to look out for is the English version of "The Little Prince"; a 2015 animation movie based on the popular French novel "Le Petite Prince", the Chinese language French film "The Wolf Totem" starring Feng Shaofeng, and the love story "The Princess of Montpensier" starring French icon Mélanie Thierry.
Lovers of French cinema will be glad to know that this time around they will also have the chance to get up-close with a famous French actress as Mélanie Thierry herself will be hosting a Q&A session after the screening of her film, "The Princess of Montpensier" on 19 May, GSC Pavilion KL at 7.30pm.
Entry to the Q&A and screening event is via the film's movie ticket purchased from GSC.
Mélanie will also be appearing alongside director and her life-long partner, Raphaël Haroche, for the screening of their musical short film, "Revox" on 18 May, Content Pitching Center KL at 7.30pm where admission will be by invite only at the FINAS event.
Le French Festival 2016 is organised by the Alliance Française and the Embassy of France in Malaysia with the film festival portion taking place at Klang Valley from 12 to 29 May at GSC Pavilion KL, GSC Mid Valley Megamall, GSC Nu Sentral and GSC 1 Utama.
The films will then be screened at Penang from 2 to 12 June at GSC Gurney Plaza.
Admission tickets for the Le French Festival 2016 movie screenings at GSC are the standard GSC movie ticket pricing.