The Francophonie Month is back again this year, at Alliance Française de Bangkok!

The month of March will be filled with many cultural events and activities.
Check out this year’s program.

The Francophonie month in Thailand

Organized every year in March, the Francophonie month takes place all around the world and aims to promote the French language in a culturally diverse context, and to strengthen the cooperation between the member states of the International Organization of the Francophonie (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie).

2020 is a special year as the Francophonie celebrates its 50th anniversary. Then, after Belgium in 2019, it is now the turn of Luxembourg to organize the celebration.

In partnership with Alliance Française Bangkok, the Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Thai Association of French Teachers, TV5MONDE and the French International School of Bangkok (Lycée Français International de Bangkok or LFIB), and in collaboration with the Embassies of Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, France, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Switzerland and Vietnam, the Embassy of Luxembourg in Bangkok is pleased to invite you to celebrate this year’s Francophonie month in Thailand.

Throughout the month of March, the aforementioned partners will organize a series of activities including concerts, film screenings, exhibitions and so much more!

And on the 21st of March, the International Francophonie Day, all the partners will meet at Alliance Française Bangkok and will offer you many activities and games.

The French language in Thailand

French is the world’s 5th language and in Thailand, it is taught in approximately 210 high schools and more than 30 universities. In addition to hundreds of thousands of speakers, there are now some 40,000 learners in the country.

The Francophonie: what is it ?

The Francophonie is first and foremost about women and men who share French as a common language. The number of French speakers, spread over five continents, is currently estimated at 300 million.

However, the Francophonie is also an institution whose mission revolves around the promotion of the French language and cultural and linguistic diversity, the promotion of peace, democracy and human rights: the International Organization of the Francophonie (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie).

The Francophonie Month 2020 – program

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28 February, 18:00
Film screening, talk, exhibition and reception | Belgium

Ensuring Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Screening of ‘The man who mends women’ in the presence of the co-scriptwriter Colette Braeckman, followed by a debate (in English)

In partnership with UN Women

More information | Facebook

3 March, 19:00
Concert | Switzerland

Pêcheurs de rêves
French songs concert

*Free – By reservation*

More information | Facebook

5 March, 19:00
Photo Exhibition | France

Women in Focus By Ploy Phutpheng
Leading up to the International Women’s Day 2020, this new exhibition celebrates all Women in their role, achievements and contribution to their own community

More information | Facebook

10 March, 19:00
Film screening | Romania

Live
By Vlad Paunescu
In Romanian with English subtitles

More information | Facebook

10 March, 19:00
Film screening | Canada

Matthias & Maxime
by Xavier Dolan
The movie has been nominated at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 for the: ‘Palme d’or’, ‘Best scenario’ and ‘Queer Palm’

More information | Facebook

12 March, 18:00
Concert and exhibition | Poland

Chopin, from Warsaw to Bangkok
Special concert for the opening of the exhibition
on Frédéric Chopin.
(Exhibition until 31 March)

More information | Facebook

13 March, 19:00
Exhibition | Mexico

La Maquina (La machine)
Exhibition of 25 printmaking works by Mexican artists, inspired and performed in the old Paris manual printmaking style

In collaboration with
La Maquina Graphic Workshop and Gallery

More information | Facebook

18 March, 18:00
Film screening | Morocco

Rough hands
By Mohamed Asli
In Arabic with English subtitles

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Concert 333
19 March, 19:00
Concert | France

Baroque Experience
Collaboration between the French conductor Michaël Cousteau, the Thai Choreographer Jitti Chompee and the students of the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Musicon the occasion of the 333rd Anniversary of the Siamese envoy to France

*Free – By reservation*

More information | Facebook

21 March, 09:30 – 18:00
Festival | All of the participating countries

International Francophonie Day
Games and various activities throughout the day

09:30 – 11:30 | Seminar
‘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

11:00 – 16:00 | Fun activities
17:00 – 18:00 | Theatre

‘Brèves de Francophonie’ by le Theâtre des Invités

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21 March, 17:00
Theatre| France

Brèves de Francophonie – Théâtre des Invités
Theatre in French, show suitable for all

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24 March, 19:00
Concert | Luxembourg

Sascha Ley
Songs concert

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26 March, 19:30
Classical concert | France

Paris in Spring by Pro Musica
Pro Musica Ensemble will be performing under the baton of the world renowned Japanese conductor Hikotaro Yazaki who was awarded the ‘Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in 2000 and the ‘Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in 2008 by the French government

More information | Facebook

27 March, 19:00
Film screening | Luxembourg

The Swallows of Kabul
By Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
This film adaptation has been nominated for the Cesar 2020 for the Best Animated Movie Award and was rewarded at the Angoulême Festival

More information | Facebook


Follow the events of the Francophonie Month in Thailand using the Hashtag #LaFrancophonieThailande on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Useful links
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie – website
Official press release of the Embassy of Luxembourg in Bankgkok

La Fête de la Francophonie 2019