Get Ready for French Movie Screening and Exhibitions at George Town Festival 2022!
Expect to discover and appreciate a different culture through the arts
George Town, Penang, Malaysia, 17 June 2022: Le French Film Festival (LFFF) is an annual event presented by Alliances Françaises in Kuala Lumpur and Penang and the Embassy of France in Malaysia. The annual event – one of the most vibrant symbols of the solid relationship that has been built between France and Malaysia since 1957 – showcases French films and offers exhibitions and activities for all Malaysians of all ages to get to know French culture through the arts and more.
This year, the LFFF in Penang will collaborate with the George Town Festival 2022 (GTF 2022) to present a movie screening and two exhibitions at the GTF 2022 this July. This collaboration aims to allow festival-goers to discover and appreciate a different culture through the arts, foster a spirit of valuing diversity, better understand French culture, and celebrate our cultural differences.
Festival-goers will be treated to “Ciné France at Cheah Kongsi”, an open-air night movie screening of the French movie “Dilili à Paris”, which will be held at a unique venue for a screening – the historic clan house of Cheah Kongsi in the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site; “Le Corbusier Maquettes: The representation of modern architecture”, an exhibition featuring models of illustrious French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s iconic buildings from the private collection of RT+Q Architects; and “The Great Story of the Infinite Drawing”, an exhibition of an original work of art by French illustrator Elly Oldman.
Details of the programmes are as below:
Ciné France at Cheah Kongsi
Date: 10 July 2022
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Venue: Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi
“Ciné France at Cheah Kongsi” open-air night movie screening will present “Dilili à Paris”. The movie follows a young girl named Dilili who arrives as a stowaway from New Caledonia and gets caught up in a mystery plot that will take her through the upper reaches and lower depths of Paris. In this brilliant homage to Belle Époque Paris (the beautiful era of Paris), festival-goers will learn about significant figures of the arts, letters, and sciences, such as Marie Curie, Marcel Proust, Louis Pasteur, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Le Corbusier Maquettes: The representation of modern architecture
Date: 14 – 24 July 2022
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Arena Stage, Bangunan UAB
The “Le Corbusier Maquettes: The representation of modern architecture” exhibition is an excellent place for learners and lovers of architecture to trace the evolution of Le Corbusier’s mastery of space and time and his influence on the cities where his legacies live on. The exhibition is presented by USM x Alliance Française Malaisie and curated by RT+Q, with the support of the Le Corbusier Foundation (& Alliance Française de Singapour) and sponsorship by Escatec.
The Great Story of the Infinite Drawing
Date: 14 – 24 July 2022
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Extension Wing Atrium, Gurney Plaza
Art enthusiasts can look forward to “The Great Story of the Infinite Drawing”, which exhibits an interactive giant fresco created by Elly Oldman. The artwork is a graphic jungle made up of hundreds of elements, characters, details and hidden references, inviting viewers to an infinite contemplative exploration. It will be displayed on a wall and on the ground like a giant puzzle, where the young French illustrator illustrates an incredible wacky fable with an ecological and environmental background.