Le French Festival 2016 to screen 14 films at select GSC

FFF 2016 movie posters

French Art & Film Festival returns to Malaysia with a new name

French Art & Film Festival is no more. Well, the long-ass name, that is. The 15th annual festival will continue with its new name Le French Festival (LFF). There are still going to be the usual French inter-cultural activities and events like previous years but I’m not sure what’s cool this year as I didn’t get the invitation to the press conference this time. However, thanks to Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), I do have the list and details of the 14 films that are featured and the three posters above are the titles that I’ll be hoping to catch.

French Film Festival 2016 malaysia gsc posterEden (2014), currently certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with 83%, is loosely based on director Mia Hansen-Løve’s own brother who forms a DJ group the same time as Daft Punk was formed, who’re his friends. Multiple award-winning Wolf Totem (2015) is based on the semi-autobiographical novel about a young student from Beijing who’s sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia and develops a fascination with wolves.

Featuring a star-studded voice cast like Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Paul Rudd and Benecio Del Toro, just to name a few, and directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), stop-motion animation The Little Prince is about an aging pilot who once crashed into the Sahara desert and met a mysterious boy who introduced him to his extraordinary world.

You can check out the full list of the 14 films featured and all their showtimes here. LFF 2016 Malaysia’s French Film Festival be happening from 12 to 29 May in Klang Valley at GSC Mid Valley Megamall, Nu Sentral and 1 Utama, and as for Penang, 2 to 12 June at GSC Gurney Plaza.

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