Francais culture set to delight Delhiites
New Delhi: Come Wednesday, Delhi will transform into a melting pot of French culture with the Francophonie...
New Delhi: Come Wednesday, Delhi will transform into a melting pot of French culture with the Francophonie Week that will feature exhibitions, film screenings, theatre and live music from the European country.
Semaine de la Francophonie (Francophie Week), organised by Alliance Française de
Delhi, is aimed at promoting the French language and the diversity of Francophone cultures.
The event which will see participation by a host of French speakers and Francophiles will open with a session by Canadian author Frédérick Lavoie who will talk about countering fake news and literary journalism as a tool against it.
Screenings of award-winning films like "Mommy" and "Origami", as well as an exhibition titled "Back from France – Living Outlines", a retelling of the India-France-India story through the artworks of Indian artist Reji Arackal, will also be part of the festival.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on March 14 at the Gallery Romain Rolland.
"This will be a one of its kind experience for all those who know no bound when it comes to adapting and enjoying different cultures," Jean-Francois Ramon, Director of Alliance Française de Delhi, said.
The third day of the festival will see French accordionist Noé Clerc perform with Indian Classical vocalist Ujwal Nagar and percussionist Zaheen Khan. The trio will present various "shades of sound" from "In [Chorus]", the musical series of Alliance Francaise de Delhi.
The event will come to a close with the Francophonie mela, which will feature stalls celebrating all things French.