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Took place from May 25 to June 25

We jumped into an immersive, one-month long cultural experience, made up of performing arts, visual arts, gastronomy, music and a wide range of contemporary French movies. Travelling from Western to Eastern Malaysia, LeFF2023 toured across four different cities starting from Kuala Lumpur, to then take over Penang, Johor Bahru and lastly Kuching, for its premiere in Sarawak.

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Speeches from VIPs

His Excellency, Mr. Axel Cruau Ambassador of France to Malaysia

What a great pleasure to introduce you to the 2023 edition of the French Festival! French cinema and literature will be acclaimed with The Three Musketeers, a film adaptation of Dumas' prominent work. A must-watch cloak and dagger movie presented for the very first time in Asia!

Besides cinema, the festival will also showcase concerts with Fête de la musique, staged performances, gourmet discoveries, and many other activities that will allow you to enjoy the best of contemporary French culture. And for the very first time ever, the festival will be presented in Kuching: we are thrilled to share cheerful moments with our friends from Sarawak.

I would like to congratulate all those without whom any of this would be possible: the two Alliances françaises in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Golden Screen Cinema, L'Oréal Paris and all our other partners. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

I wish you all an excellent French Festival!

YAM Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, President of Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur

Dear friends,

Once again we are delighted to bring you the much anticipated Le French Festival, which will be celebrated throughout May to June in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru. Notably, this year marks the first time ever we set our foot in Kuching, Sarawak.

While reveling in this momentous occasion, we are also thrilled to announce that Alliance Française globally will celebrate its 140th anniversary. This year, Le French Festival will have many surprises in store for you for all ages, with our main highlight bringing you the best of recent French cinema releases.

The festival will also include the popular Fête de la Musique, as well as ‘art de vivre à la française’ where we can discover how French flavours can be combined with the rich and diverse Malaysian cuisine. Wishing you a lovely Le French Festival celebration.

President of Alliance Française de Penang

Dear friends,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 21st edition of Le French Festival. We have prepared a rich selection of cultural events centred around the best contemporary French cinema, with films for every taste and every age.

Le French Festival is a true celebration of French culture and its ties with Malaysia. Specifically in Penang, this year’s programme includes a concert and a digital exhibition. We also invite you to join our French heritage walk to explore the many places on our island that are connected to France.

This event would not be possible without the collaboration between the teams of the Alliance Française de Malaisie and our partners and sponsors, whose support is truly fundamental. The teams of the Alliance and I invite you to join us in celebrating French culture. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

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