By Gaya Travel on January 23, 2018


Exciting new line-up to showcase the next generation of French talents

Kuala Lumpur, 23 January 2018— SNEAK PEEK: The 17th edition of Le French Festival (LFF) is making its annual appearance as the largest French event in Malaysia. Taking place a little earlier this year from 12th April to 20th May, culture enthusiasts can look forward to the latest French films, concerts, live shows, foodie gatherings, and more.

Poster - French Festival 2018

Alongside Klang Valley, Penang and Kota Kinabalu, LFF 2018 will be making its first appearance in Johor Bahru this year! LFF 2018 will feature a new generation of French talents, highlighting the most current trends and entertainment directly from France including:


  • Latest French movie releases for the Film Festival (with subtitles in English)
  • Various musical artists from France including award-winning bands,
  • Live Theatre,
  • Visual Arts/Photography Exhibitions,
  • Art de Vivreevents: Returning festival favourites such as the Flea Market, food & drink tastings and cooking classes

Some of the exciting highlights LFF2018 has to offer this year include:

  • ‘Amok’ – a French theatre adaption of Stefan Zweig’s novel (set in Malaysia, in the beginning of the 20th century)
  • Rock-power trio Lysistrata – an award winning band and a regular at some of France’s biggest festivals

‘Amok’ – a French theatre adaption of Stefan Zweig’s novel (set in Malaysia, in the beginning of the 20th century).

The festival serves as a prestigious and privileged platform for expression of the French arts, and aims to boost momentum for cultural exchanges. This ever-growing extravaganza has experienced numerous upgrades throughout its years of existence:

  • New City: The film festival portion of LFF had presence in the Klang Valley and Penang for many years, with the 2017 edition making its debut in Kota Kinabalu, and this year for the first time in Johor Bahru!
  • With an ever extending reach, LFF continues to garner higher audience numbers every year with 2017 at a record 13,000 spectators (compared to over 12,000 the year before).

A staple of the annual Malaysian cultural agenda, the festival’s diverse audience proves that public interest in French culture transcends all ages and backgrounds. Regular “culture-vultures” and fans of the festival include urban Malaysians, locally-based French and international expats and residents, tourists visiting Malaysia during the festival period, tertiary students, and even young children.


LFF is organised by the Alliance Française (AF) and the Embassy of France in Malaysia, and supported by the Institut Français. As per tradition since its debut, LFF will once again be proudly presented by Martell, and in partnership with Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) as longstanding collaborator for the Film Festival. In addition, LFF is made possible with the support of various Malaysian and French sponsors, and various venue partners.

Le French Festival


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