HIGHLIGHTS

La semaine de la francophonie (Francophonie Week) | March 18 – 21

A four-day celebration of brilliance of French culture and of Francophones (French-speakers around the world). A must-attend for anyone excited to discover French culture further and more so, for all the francophones in Bangalore. ENTRY OPEN AND FREE FOR ALL.

La semaine de la francophonie (Francophonie Week) will feature the enticing and thought-provoking events – right from a film screening, a talk by an eminent Canadian author and journalist, to two brilliant music concerts. On top of that, a contest in which all French learners can take participate in.

Here is a list of the events you need to mark on your calendars right away:

18th March | 7pm | AFB Auditorium: Film Screening – Origami. A brilliant French film by Patrick Demers from Québec, brought to you in collaboration with the Canada in India (High Commission of Canada).
Trailer URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tabfR4YwR3M

19th March | 6:30pm | AFB Auditorium: Music Concert – Shades of Sound. Two amazingly talented Indian artists – Ujwal Nagar (Indian Classical Vocalist) and Zaheer Khan (Indian Percussionist) – will perform to the tune of the French accordion played by the brilliant Noé Clerc.

20th March | 1:30pm | Salle 1: French Contest – Concours de la Plume d’or. An annual competition for French learners across the world, supported by Honourable Senator Mme. Jacky Deromedi. The winner receives an opportunity to spend a week in Paris discovering the language, France, and the French people. While 200 others receive a certificate.

20th March | 4pm | AFB Library: Talk by Frédérick Lavoie – a Canadian author and journalist on “2+2 = 4 | LITERARY JOURNALISM AS A SECOND DRAFT OF HISTORY.”

20th March | 7pm | AFB Auditorium: Film Screening – Hochelaga. A periodic French drama, amazingly crafted by François Girard and his team. Brought to you in collaboration with the Canada in India (High Commission of Canada).
Trailer URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9DUrkqMhGg

21st March | 7pm | AFB Auditorium: Music Concert by Swiss Artists – Christian Tschanz and Andreas Sigrist. An absolutely befitting conclusion to an amazing week.