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Francophonie week 2013 in Bishkek

The Embassy of France and the Embassy of Switzerland are happy to announce the week of Francophonie in Bishkek to be held from 25th to 31st of March Protected content .

Francophonie is the festival of the French language and the cultures of the French-speaking countries, which is celebrated every spring across the world.

The Embassies of France and Switzerland jointly prepared a program for the broad public to show the linguistic and cultural diversity of the French language in music, movie and theatre.

At the opening of the Francophonie week on 25th of March «Intouchables», an exclusive French movie will be shown at 5pm in the “October” cinema in French language with Russian subtitles («1+1» in distribution). The film is based on real events and achieved a phenomenal success. In the first two weeks after its release in France more than 5 million spectators had been counted.

This year the Bishkek Francophonie program contains traditional events such as a culinary atelier, a competition of modern French songs, an evening of French wines, several movies and much more. Contest winners of the theatre competition will receive valuable prizes, the main prize consisting of a trip to France including a visit of the prestigious theatre festival in Avignon.

Another major event is the exclusive concert of the Swiss group TAFTA, which will be held on 29th of March at 10pm at the night club Promzona. The group has been invited from Switzerland and will perform for the first time in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. TAFTA’s music style is pop-rock and they already played over Protected content in Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Agenda «Week of Francophonie»

MONDAY – March 25

17:00 – October cinema Opening ceremony with participation of the Ambassador of France Mr. Thibaut Fourriere and Ambassador Mr.Laurent Guye.
17:30 – October cinema Movie «Intouchables» Protected content , producer - Olivie Nakash
(In French with Russian subtitles)
20: Protected content cinema Fourchette in french way

TUESDAY – March 26

10: Protected content Alliance, French center Day of open doors
All those who have registered during the Francophonie week will get 10% discount for training
16:00 – AUCA, room СH1 Meeting on the topic : «Study in France, why not ?»
17: Protected content cinema Movie «Zero hour» Protected content , Producer – Pascal Toma
(in French)

WEDNESDAY – March 27

10:00 – Kyrgyz Economic University Culinary atelier
Participants: Claude Menard, French chief cook of pastry,
Larisa Seimuk, chief cook of the French restaurant “Ratatouille”
Viktor Tsoy, president of cook guild
17:00 – October cinema Movie «Intouchables» Protected content , producer - Olivier Nakash
(In French with Russian subtitles)
18:00 – Hyatt hotel, bar 191 Evening of French wines, presentation and degustation

THURSDAY – March 28

15:00 – «Seitek», children’s center Concert of French song
15: Protected content Alliance, French center Day of open doors
All those who have registered during the Francophonie week will get 10% discount for training

FRIDAY – March 29

12:00 – Conservatory Master-class of the Swiss band «Tafta»
16:00 – Fine Arts Museum Opening of the exhibition of the artistic photo “Baikal lake: life on the whims of the waves”, author – Erik Gurlan
22:00 – «Promzona» night club Concert of the Swiss band «Tafta», Entry – Protected content

SATURDAY – March 30

10:00 – Russian drama theatre,
small hall Final French theatre competition
14: Protected content Alliance, French center Day of open doors
All those who have registered during the Francophonie week will get 10% discount for training

SUNDAY – March 31

17: Protected content cinema Movie «Everybody follow me» Protected content , Producer – Benoît Cohen
(на французском языке)

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