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    May 15, 2012


    What is the similarity between Eiffel Tower, Olympique Lyon, foie gras and 'bon jour' have in common? Oh yes, these are connected by only one similarity and it is France! Not everyday I can talk about France and not that I suddenly become so French or what-so-ever. Now, why is it that Green Tea Movie talks about France today? Let me tease you, something big is gonna happen next week. Now, jump over the break to read more.

    The French Art and Film Festival 2012 is back again to bring some colour to the city at the end of this month. The festival extravaganza is organized by Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL) will be held from May 23 to June 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kota Kinabalu. The cultural event will showcase some of the highlights of movies, musicals and artworks from L'hexagone.

    To know more about the event, let's read the excerpt of press release prepared by AFKL and Golden Screen Cinemas:

    "This highly anticipated annual Festival will be offering a potpourri selection of performing arts and events as well as a selection of seven movies from the best and latest French cinematic landscape, which will be screened at Golden Screen Cinemas International Screens (GSC) in Kuala Lumpur (Pavilion, Mid Valley and One Utama) from 24th May- 3rd June and at Penang (GSC Gurney Plaza) from 7th to 13th June.

    "The seven movies are: Intouchables (Intouchables), Le Père De Mes Enfants (Father of My Children), Liberté (Korkoro), Les Femmes du 6 eme étage (Service Entrance), Les Emotifs Anonymes (Romantics Anonymous), Une Vie De Chat (A Cat In Paris) which was an Oscars 2012 nominee and a surprise movie that will be specially announced two weeks before the festival. With a vast range of genres, the movies will be an attraction to audiences of various ages and interests. Tickets for the movies are priced according to regular cinema pricing and will be shown with English subtitles.

    "The public is also invited to attend the festival events:
    • A classical concert (organized by the world class stage of Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS) by conductor of high calibre, Stéphane Denève and award winning pianist, Eric Le Sage on 26th May at 8.30pm and at 3pm on 27th May
    • Theatre by The French Theatre Company at MAP Publika on 2nd June from 8.30 pm and 3rd June from 6.30pm
    • A book reading and signing session on Tuesday 5th June, 7.30pm with author Georges Voisset, who translated famous Malaysian folktales in French
    • A contemporary circus performance PERCHÉS by French troupe, Chabatz d’Entrar, at KLPAC on 12th June at 8.30pm
    • A special appearance by French band, Miliana, for Fête de La Musique (World Music Day) co-organized with HELP University College on 23rd June at The Curve, Damansara from 6pm
    • A harp performance by internationally recognised musician and French singer, Cécile Corbel on 8th June in HELP University College at 8.30pm, Damansara and for the 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary of AF Penang gala dinner on 9th June at Golden Sands Resort Penang. An Art of Cognac tasting session will also be held on 17th June at 1pm and 3pm at Seri Pacific Hotel and a unique French market Le Marché De France (co-organized with the Malaysian French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MFCCI)) will be taking place in the AFKL garden on 16th June from 5 to 11pm with the participation of 20 booths alongside an acoustic stage. 

    More information about the whole festival please visit Alliance Francaise KL's website at this link. On top of that, GREEN TEA MOVIE will be posting on how you can get your hands on catching those French film if you may. Stay tune till this Wednesday.
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