Oui ! Le French Festival 2023 is Back!

Le French Festival 2023: a month-long celebration of arts and culture!

Let's prepare for an exhilarating journey, where families, art enthusiasts, movie buffs, and foodies are in for an unforgettable experience from beginning to end.

This edition is presented by L'Oréal Paris and organised by the Alliances Françaises in Kuala Lumpur and Penang and the Embassy of France in Malaysia, supported by Gold Sponsor Cartier, Official Beverage Sponsor Martell, Official Hotel Partner Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, not forgetting Golden Screen Cinemas as a longstanding collaborator.

Save the dates!

Kuala Lumpur: 25 May - 11 June
Penang: 8 June - 18 June
Johor Bahru: 15 June - 18 June
Kuching: 22 June - 25 June

Bon festival à à toutes et à tous !

Asian Premiere of The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan
by Martin Bourboulon

Embark on a thrilling cinematic adventure as the epic tale of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas leaps off the pages and onto the silver screen! This sensational masterpiece, celebrated as a milestone in French literature and cloak-and-dagger novels, has already captivated audiences in its triumphant debut in France. Now, brace yourself for the Asian premiere of this phenomenal film in Malaysia!

Laugh, cry, scream, shout or whatever you feel like with these comedies, dramas, romances, thrillers and so much more, all hailing from France. Get your movie tickets now starting 18 May via the GSC app, website www.gsc.com.my or through the e-kiosks in participating GSC cinemas.

Movie info & ticket

Anti-spectacular: the colours of time passing by with Lorraine Thiria & Nadirah Zakariya 
Exhibition: June 1 - Sept 7, 11am - 6pm @AFKL

Embracing the beauty of the ordinary, their works bring fascination to the banal, revealing the hidden allure of everyday life. Thiria's focus on decaying facades and Zakariya's colorful still life compositions explore how time leaves its mark on organic and mineral surfaces. These transformative images delve into the emotional essence of lifeless subjects, reflecting Bergson's 'time-image' concept.

Official Launch Exhibition
Thursday, June 1 at 7pm with light refreshments
Free admission upon RSVP

Blackwork. L'Oeuvre au Noir by Vaultman
Exhibition: June 2 - June 17, 11am - 6pm @The Godown

Vaultman challenges the fast-paced, information-driven world we live in by embracing a minimalist black and white technique. Through the dialogue between these two tones, a world of impressions and emotions unfolds, inviting us to appreciate the subtle nuances. Instead of confrontation, black and white offer a possibility for unity. The exhibition goes beyond visual art, incorporating a unique performance that blends music and painting, featuring esteemed Malaysian artists Mei Lin Hii, a concert pianist, and John Thomas, a jazz drummer.

Official Launch Exhibition
Friday, June 2 at 7pm at The Godown
Free admission upon RSVP

Art to Dine for by Gallery des Artistes x Champignons
May 25 - August 31 @Champignons

Feast the eyes and the palates with a mouth-watering degustation menu by Chef Gary Chang and French graffiti artist HERSK. A collaboration orchestrated by Gallery des Artistes. Book now

Born to be Wine by Gallery des Artistes x Delia Wines
May 31 - June 30 @Delia Wines

At Delia, immerse yourself in a sensory experience as you sip, savor, and appreciate the exquisite artworks by renowned French artist STERN. Curated by Gallery des Artistes, this stunning collection captures the essence of wine and champagne with remarkable technique and captivating colors. Book now 

Artisan Baking & Pastry Workshops by PAUL
May 30, June 6,13 & 20 @Paul Pavilion

Enjoy a series of exclusive baking and pastry workshops to discover the French Art de Vivre. Join the bread baking sessions to learn artisanal techniques, know-how, tips and secrets of an authentic French styled bread. A master baker will guide you through the processes and you will get to bake and take home your very own “signature” baguette at the end of the class. Book now 

Flan Pâtissier by Entier French Dining
May 25 - June 11 @Entier French Dining

Indulge in Entier's take on the beloved Parisian Flan, a classic French pastry that holds a special place in the hearts of the French. The version features a house-made puff pastry base and a luscious custard with Malaysian vanilla bean, adding a unique twist to this childhood favorite. Book now

Menu Le French Festival 2023 by Le Gourmandin
May 25 - June 25 @Le Gourmandin

Chef Firmin Rieu draws inspiration from those around him to create a fusion menu that seamlessly combines the influences of Malay, Japanese, North African, and North Indian cuisines with traditional French cuisine. Book now

Cine-dinner Délicieux by Nathalie Gourmet Studio
June 9 (Friday) @NGS

Indulge in a delectable dinner while enjoying a special screening of the captivating French movie, Délicieux. This sensory treat explores the fascinating journey of a French cook and the birth of fine dining. Every reservation includes a complimentary seat for any of the 15 films featured in GSC theatres across the festival's four cities! Book now

French Brunch by Nathalie Gourmet Studio
June 11 (Sunday) 8pm @NGS

A family-friendly brunch, where you can enjoy an unlimited selection of delectable desserts. Indulge in a variety of mouth-watering savories that will satisfy your cravings. The dessert buffet features an array of options, from classic favorites to unique creations that you won’t find elsewhere. Book now 


Cercle by KHAM Company
June 3 (Saturday) & June 4 (Sunday) • 8pm @The Godown

Cercle is a solo at the crossroads of cultures with which the choreographer Olé Khamchanla from the KHAM company, interacts and creates, borrowing from the West and the East, drawing from the gestures of the street and those of the classical arts.

In Cercle, the choreographer questions which forms his practice of dance has taken today, hybrid and multicultural in essence. He tries to push the limits of his movements to explore a new energy. Both an interior and exterior space for exploration, the circular figure is also a symbol of universality in his vocabulary, and in those of certain traditional dances..

Non-AFKL Member: RM10
AFKL Member: Free

Book now (June 3) | Book now (June 4)

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