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Upcoming French Spring

French Spring is coming! Multidisciplinary Festival from June 14th to July 14th 2018

The French Spring Festival will shine in Sri Lanka between June 14th and July 14th for its 7th edition. Organized jointly by the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo, the festival will showcase the excellence of French culture and its modern aspects during events organized both in Colombo and Kandy.

During one month, different shows and events, most of them open to all, will be proposed: For the Fête de la Musique on June 21st, the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo will offer an Open Mic from 5 pm. The party will continue at the Café Français (Park Street) with the famous DJ Joachim Labrande invited from Paris. He will also perform his live on June 23rd, at the Amaya Hills in Kandy.

On the 11th of July, the choreographer Thomas Lebrun from the French National Choreographic Center of Tours(CCNT) and the Sri Lankan choreographer Kapila Palihawandana (nATANDA), will pool their experience during a free workshop. On July 12th at the Defense School Theater, they will share the stage to offer a new show of contemporary dance combining two ballets: “Vannam” by nATANDA followed by “Another Look at Memory” by the CCNT.

Between the 4th and the 9th of July, the audience will discover the painting of DACO. He will travel from Colombo to Kandy in order to transmit his passion for graffiti through performances (wall paintings) and workshops for the young audience.

The French Spring Festival, it is also photography and sculpture with Marie-Caroline Senlis (June 7th to 14th), cinema with the screening of the movie Django on July 4th and 11th at Majestic City, fashion with the show proposed by LIFT on July 10th at the Hilton Hotel, and finally, French comics and literature with Ashok Ferrey on June 16th and 19th.


The Embassy of France and the network of Alliance Française in Sri Lanka thank all the partners who made this event possible, among others:
HILTON
JET AIRWAYS
AIRBUS
VEOLIA / SADE
LEO BURNETT 
THEME RESORTS & SPAS / CONNAISSANCE DE CEYLAN
QWEST DESTINATIONS
SUEZ
DILMAH
LION ROYAL
VISION CARE / ESSILOR
CHRYSO
MATIERE
SHANTI TRAVEL
BAGUETTE

Concours photo international

Concours photo international : Gagnez un voyage à Paris !

Du 1er mars au 30 avril, envoyez-nous une photo de vous avec le slogan « Et en plus je parle français ! »
La campagne et les photos des lauréats seront diffusées cet été à Roissy et Orly. Le jury sera composé de plusieurs personnalités francophones comme Zeina Abirached, dessinatrice de bande dessinée franco-libanaise, Prix Phénix de littérature 2015 et Gaël Faye, rappeur franco-rwandais et lauréat du Goncourt des lycéens pour son roman « Petit pays ».

Pour plus d’informations, visitez le site suivant : https://www.etenplusjeparlefrancais.fr/

International photo competition : Win a trip in Paris !

From 1st March to 30th April, send a photo with the slogan “Et en plus je parle français !” The campaign and the photos will be presented this summer at Roissy and Orly (in Paris). The jury will be composed of several French French personalities such as Zeina Abirached, French and Lebanese cartoonist, Prix Phénix de littérature 2015 and Gaël Faye, French and Rwandan rapper, laureate of the Prix Goncourt from level student for his book «Petit pays ».

Refer to the following link for more information: https://www.etenplusjeparlefrancais.fr/

Bonjour Cinéma 2017

Bonjour Cinéma! 2017 – Francophone Film Festival – Celebrating diversity and cultural dialogue with high quality movies

Each year in March the « mois de la Francophonie » is celebrated all over the world. In Sri Lanka, the Embassy of France, the Embassy of Switzerland, the Embassy of Vietnam, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, represented by the Consulate of Belgium, the Canadian High Commission the Consulate of Tunisia, and the Alliance Française de Kotte in association with the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies (BCIS) and Agenda 14 have come together to present the Festival Bonjour Cinéma!

In 2017, Bonjour Cinéma! will be held from the 15th to the 19th March in Colombo and from the 18th to the 19th March in Kandy and take place under the patronage of internationally-renowned actress Swarna Mallawarachchi who just took home a Lifetime Achievement award at the 23th Vesoul International Film Festival (VIFF) of Asian Cinema in France. She is known as the “Golden star of Sinhalese cinema”, has won the best actress award 26 times and has been a UNHCR ambassador for women’s rights in Sri Lanka since 2004. We also have the great honor to host Sumitra Peries as Special Guest.

This year the Festival is celebrating diversity and cultural dialogue and will present a collection of very high-quality movies produced in member countries of the International Organisation of “La Francophonie” (OIF), reflecting the diversity of the francophone world. All the films will be presented with English subtitles, enabling the audience to experience different aspects of the Francophone world through cinema. Aiming at bringing free cultural activities that entertain, educate and improve cross-cultural understanding, to both Sri Lanka and international community, young Sri Lankan cinema will also be present through a series of four short films which will be shown before the official selection.

The entire team of the Festival gives special thanks to Agenda 14, Bandaranaike Center for International Studies (BCIS), the Institut Français and all other partners and sponsors for contributing to the 12th edition of Bonjour Cinéma!

 

A Night of Wine And Cheese

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A Night of Wine And Cheese!

The Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo cordially invites you to join the Wine and Cheese party, on Friday 10th March at 7.30pm, to taste traditional French Food. It will be an amusing French experience for all!

*The specialist Laure Oger will be present for the wine tasting.

 

Hurry up! 50 heads only. Grab your Ticket.

 

Prices:

–       2,000 LKR for members

–       2,5000 LKR for non-members

Contact us to purchase your ticket by 3rd  of March 2017:

A Night of Wine And Cheese!

Wine and cheese poster

A Night of Wine And Cheese!

The Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo cordially invites you to join the Wine and Cheese party, on Friday 10th March at 7.30pm, to taste traditional French Food. It will be an amusing French experience for all!

*The specialist Laure Oger will be present for the wine tasting.

Hurry up! 50 heads only. Grab your Ticket.

Prices:

–       2,000 LKR for members

–       2,5000 LKR for non-members

Contact us to purchase your ticket by 3rd  of March 2017:

Tel: 011 2055 255

info@alliancefrancaise.lk