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Home & Decor interview: French Revolution

 

 

 

Published in Home & Decor June issue: French Revolution (French Art and Film Festival 2014. 10313684_869001799783078_9201169707312005397_n

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French Art and Film Festival 2014 pt2

Not only do we have fantastic French movies for you this month 15th May -21st June at the French Art & Film Festival, we also have amazing performances and events for you to join in the fun, culminating in the Fete de la Musique on 21st June that is World Music Day celebrated all over the world:

POCKEMON CREW
“AND… ACTION!”
Monday 9 June | 7.30pm
Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall, MaTiC (Malaysia Tourism Centre)

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World hip-hop dance champions Pockemon Crew visits Malaysia for the first time to present their latest production, “And… Action!” for FAFF’s film festival.  The performance will be accompanied by a dance battle with a prominent local hip-hop group.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Time: 7.30pm: Cocktail reception. 8.30pm: Performance
Venue: Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall, Malaysia Tourism Centre
109 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tickets: RM40
Tickets on sale on www.ticketpro.com.my

GABRIEL BIANCO
CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL
Friday 23 May | 7.30PM
Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur

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At only 25 years of age, Gabriel Bianco is considered one of the most brilliant guitarists of his generation.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Time:7.30pm: cocktail reception 8.30pm: recital
Venue: Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur
15 Lorong Gurney 54100 Kuala Lumpur
Tickets: RM20
Registration: faff2014@gmail.com

INSIDE CANNES
A PHOTO EXHIBITION BY CLOTILDE RICHALET
15 May – 21 June

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Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur
Pullman Bangsar
Novotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur

This exhibition aims to take you on a journey through one of the largest film festivals in the world that is known for its independent and artistic film selections, the Cannes Film Festival. Feel the excitement and the glamour that reigns on the famous red carpet, as you experience the Cannes Film Festival through her images.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Dates: Thursday 15 May – Saturday 21 June
For opening hours, please refer to each venue’s business hours.
Venues: Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur
15 Lorong Gurney 54100 Kuala Lumpur

Pullman Bangsar
No.1 Jalan Pantai Jaya
Cygal Plaza Tower 3 basement
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Novotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Free admission.
All photographs exhibited will be for sale. Please contact faff2014@gmail.com for enquiries.

COGNAC AND CHAMPAGNE TASTINGS
BY MARTELL
19, 20, 28, 29 May 
| 7.30pm
Novotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur
Pullman Bangsar

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The cognac and champagne tastings by Martell are an unmissable event for the epicureans. Attend the sensorial experience of tasting these two divine spirits and be guided through the best ways to serve, taste and appreciate them. The tastings will be conducted by a professional sommelier.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Cognac tastings:
Times and venues:
Monday 19 May – 7.30pm – Novotel City Centre KL, Ballroom
Tuesday 20 May – 7.30pm – Pullman Bangsar, Lounge
Champagne tastings:
Monday 19 May – 7.30pm – Novotel City Centre, Pool’s Bar
Tuesday 20 May – 7.30pm – Pullman Bangsar, Lounge
Venues:
Novotel City Centre KL
Jalan Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Pullman Bangsar
No.1 Jalan Pantai Jaya
Cygal Plaza Tower 3 basement (adjacent to Menara Telekom)
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Admission: RM60 per session
Registrations: faff2014@gmail.com

FRENCH GASTRONOMY MONTH
BY MARTELL
15 May – 21 June
Restaurants La Vie en Rose & Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie

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Two iconic French restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, La Vie en Rose and Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, celebrate French fine dining for a month in Kuala Lumpur. On the occasion of the festival, the French chefs Jean-Michel Fraisse and Nathalie Arbefeuille have created a tailor-made menu pairing with Martell cognacs. Indulge in a night of French excellence with exquisite cognac and cuisine.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Date: Thursday 15 May – Saturday 21 June
Venues and contact:
La Vie en Rose KL
39 Jalan Raja Chulan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel. 03-2078 3883

Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie
Menara Taipan – Jalan Puncak
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel. 03-2072 4452
For more information and bookings, please contact the restaurants.

LE MARCHÉ DE FRANCE
FRENCH CUISINE & SAVOIR-FAIRE
Saturday 14 June| 5pm-10pm
Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur

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AFKL and the Malaysian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MFCCI) join to celebrate French cuisine, savoir-faire and art de vivre through a lively market in the Alliance Française gardens. Discover French regions and terroirs by wandering around more than 20 stalls showcasing culinary specialties and lifestyle products.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Date: Saturday 14 June – 5pm-10pm
Venue: Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur
15 Lorong Gurney 54100 Kuala Lumpur
Free admission
Parking: Jalan Gurney Kiri

MELISSA LAVEAUX

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE HIGHLIGHT
Saturday 21 June | 10pm
Alexis Bistro & Wine Bar, Ampang

As part of the Fête de la Musique celebrations, Kuala Lumpur welcomes the talented Melissa Laveaux. After her acclaimed first album in 2008, Melissa Laveaux has traded her acoustic folk style for an irresistibly energetic and commanding pop style.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Date and time: Saturday 21 June – 10pm
Venue: Alexis Bistro & Wine Bar, Ampang
109 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Free admission

Do check out faff.com.my for more details.

French Art and Film Festival 2014

It’s baaack! The French Art and Film Festival (FAFF) is back with bigger and better events kicking off 15th May – 21st June. Here is a run-down of what to expect from the film festival, so book your tickets early folks! Check out faff.com.my for details. Screenings shown at selected GSC Cinemas:

Delicacy (La délicatesse) – 2011 by David & Stéphane Foenkinos
Genre: Romance / drama
With Audrey Tautou, François Damiens
Release year: 2011
Running time: 108 minutes
Rating: P13

 

 

 

Mood indigo (L’écume des jours) – 2013 by Michel Gondry
Genre: Comedy drama
With: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy
Running time: 125 minutes

 

 

 

Fly me to the moon (Un plan parfait) – 2012 by Pascal Chaumeil
Genre: Romance
With Diane Kruger, Dany Boon
Release year: 2012
Running time: 104 minutes
Rating: P13

 

 

The past (Le passé) – 2013 by Asghar Farhadi
Genre: Drama
With Tahar Rahim, Berenice Bejo
Release year: 2013
Running time: 130 minutes
Rating: P13

 

 

Amour et turbulences (Love is in the air) – 2012 by Alexandre Castagnetti
Genre: Romance
With Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos
Release year: 2013
Running time: 105 minutes

 

 

Approved for adoption (Couleur de peau: miel) – 2012 by Jung Henin & Laurent Boileau
Genre: Animated movie
With William Coryn, Christelle Cornil, Jean-Luc Couchard
Release year: 2012
Running time: 75 minutes

 

 

 

 

Camille rewinds (Camille redouble) – 2012 by Noémie Lvovsky
Genre: Comedy
With Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Yolande Moreau, Mathieu Amalric
Release year:2012
Running time: 120 minutes

 

 

Granny’s funeral (Adieu Berthe: l’enterrement de Mémé) – 2012 by Bruno Podalydès
Genre: Comedy
With Valérie Lemercier, Denis Podalydès, Isabelle Candelier
Release year: 2012
Running time: 100 minutes

 

Do check out my next blog post on the other fantastic events of the French Art and Film Festival 2014!