Le French May Marks its Silver Jubilee
Why We Recommend it
Presenting a varied programme that incorporates art, photography, contemporary dance, and classical music, the longstanding cultural festival caters to diverse tastes.
Over 25 editions, the festival has brought a distinctive mix of art, music and performance to Hong Kong. Past offerings have included freewheeling clarinet star Michel Portal, an exhibition by Marc Chagall and a collection of Rodin bronzes, which marked the festival’s debut in 1993.
This year, its programme includes 150 pieces spanning 800 years of French history to be displayed at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum as part of a collaboration with the Lourve, alongside several art and photography exhibits that showcase the Gallic eye for beauty and joie de vivre. Photojournalist turned fine art photographer Michel Setboun’s gloomily elegiac snaps of Paris are among the featured affiliated events, as is a showcase of eminent French-Chinese sculptor Wang Keping.