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Experience the Magic of French Cinema at the Francophone Film Festival

Siem Reap doesn’t see cultural events happening every day, let alone ones that are free to attend. But, if you’ve been itching to watch some French-speaking movies, then now is the perfect opportunity. The Francophone Film Festival, organized by Alliance Française Siem Reap, is back for its second edition and promises to be an exciting showcase of French cinema.

The first edition of the Francophone Film Festival was a resounding success in 2020, and this year, Alliance française is taking on the challenge once again. The festival promises to be even more thrilling, showcasing a selection of thirteen French-language films from European, Asian, African, and North American countries at the Legend Heritage Walk cinema.

Four Days of Fantastic French Cinema

Kicking off the festival with a bang on Friday 28th April, the opening ceremony will feature a preview screening of “Apsara”, a Cambodian cinema gem directed by His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk in 1966, under the high presidency of Her Majesty the Queen Mother.

The closing ceremony on Monday 1st May will feature the screening of “Le Bleu de Caftan,” followed by a dinner cocktail at Embassy restaurant (by invitation). The festival will celebrate the diverse cultures and geographic regions of the Francophonie while highlighting the rich heritage of Cambodian cinema.

Expect the attendance of cinema professionals from Southeast Asia and other Francophone territories, including notable personalities from the industry. This festival is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Francophone cinema and discover the emerging talent in the industry.

Lineup of Films at Legend Heritage Walk

Planning to attend a screening? Check the calendar below or consult this online brochure for more details.

MovieDirectorDateHour
APSARANorodom
Sihanouk
28/0419h45
Ernest et CélestineJulien Chheng
JC Roger
29/0410h00
HouriaMounia
Meddour
29/0410h00
Les AmandiersValeria
Bruni Tedeschi
29/0412h30
Noémie dit ouiGeneviève
Albert
29/0412h30
AyaSimon
Coulibaly Gillard
30/0410h00
Plus que jamaisEmily
Atef
30/0410h30
L’innocentLouis
Garel
30/0412h30
L’homme qui a vendu sa peauKaouther
Ben Hania
30/0412h30
Last danceDelphine
Lehericey
01/0515h00
Retour à SéoulDavid
Chou
01/0515h00
Marcher sur l’eauAïssa
Maïga
01/0517h30
L’ombre d’un mensongueTim Mielants
Bouli Lanners
01/0520h00
Le bleu du caftanMaryam
Touzani
01/0519h30

Free Admission

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable festival! Mark your calendars and arrive early to secure your spot. Screenings are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis for both locals and foreigners!

About the Organizer

Alliance Française de Siem Reap is a local association created in 2018 with the aim of promoting the French language and culture in the historic city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. As an association, it offers general and specific French courses, both group and private, as well as a varied cultural program throughout the year.

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