The Alliance Française de Bangkok, located at 179 Wireless Rd, is staging a month-long festival celebrating Francophone culture. Officially entitled Le Mois de la Francophonie en Thaïlande (the month of the Francophone in Thailand) the Alliance Française de Bangkok is presenting this event in conjunction with the embassies of Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, France, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and Vietnam. The highlights include film screenings, photography exhibits, and concerts, most of which are free of charge.
February 28, 6pm
Screening of the 2015 documentary film The Man Who Mends Women, in partnership with UN Women, with co- scriptwriter Colette Braeckman in attendance (combined screening, talk, exhibition, and reception).
March 3, 7pm
Concert by the musical group Pêcheurs de Rêves (vocals, piano and cello).
March 5, 7pm
Opening of the photo exhibition Women in Focus by Thai-French, Bangkok-based photographer Ploy Phutpheng (exhibit continues until April 10th).
March 10, 7pm
Screening of the 2015 film Live, by Vlad Paunescu, in which a woman puts her health and life on the line to get higher ratings for her television station.
March 11, 7pm
Screening of the 2019 film Matthias and Maxime, by Xavier Dolan, in which two young men’s lifelong friendship is tested when they act in a movie whose script calls for them to kiss each other.
March 12, 6pm
Classical music concert and exhibition opening of Chopin, from Warsaw to Bangkok (exhibition runs until March 31st).
March 13, 7pm
Opening of art exhibition La Maquina, by Francisco Limon (exhibition runs until March 31st).
March 16, 7pm
Screening of the 2018 film Paper Flags, by Nathan Ambrosioni. Director will be present, and a talk will follow.
March 17, 7pm
Premier screening of the film Real Love, by Claire Burger, in the presence of the director.
March 18, 6pm
Screening of the 2011 film Rough Hands, by Mohamed Asli, which tells the tale of a 40-year-old barber in Casablanca named Mustapha.
March 19, 7pm
An evening entitled Baroque Experience, with choreography by Thai dancer Jitti Chompee, under the musical direction of Michaël Cousteau, with the students of the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music.
March 21, ALL-DAY
9:30am – 11:30am: Seminar entitled The French Language: An Asset in a Connected World, by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of the Franco-Thai Business Forum
11:00am – 4pm: Fun activities by participating countries
5pm – 6pm: Performance of Brèves de Francophonie, by le Théâtre des Invités (in French)
March 24, 7pm
Concert by multi-talented singer and musician Sascha Ley.
March 26, 7:30pm
Classical concert entitled Paris in Spring, by Pro Musica, under the musical direction of Hikotaro Yazaki.
March 27, 7pm
Screening of the 2019 animated film The Swallows of Kabul, by Zabou Breitman et Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec.