Francophonie Celebrations at Alliance Française de Singapour

The month of March at the Alliance Française has for the past years been dedicated to Francophonie, and this year is no exception. Various concerts, free film screenings and competitions will be held the length of March.

Les 10 mots de la francophonie Competition

Dis-moi dix mots semés au loin :

atelier, coup de foudre, cachet, équipe, savoir-faire, vis-à-vis, protéger, bouquet, voilà, unique

From 4 to 23 March, all French students, regardless of whether they are AF students or otherwise, can participate in the Médiathèque’s grand competition. Come and enjoy yourself with the 10 words of Francophonie 2013 while (re) discovering the biggest French resource centre in Singapore! Registration form to be completed and submitted to the Médiathèque. Class or individual participation. A selection will be made from the correct answers on 25 March. A lot of prizes to be won. Students taking part as individuals are required to present their student card. Winners will be notified personally.

Dates: from 4th to 23rd March

Venue: Médiathèque at Alliance Française

Please contact for more info.

The Day of Francophonie

23 March will see the Alliance welcoming the Francophone world as it celebrates the Day of Francophonie. The Alliance transforms itself into a ‘marketplace’ with booths from the different participating Francophone countries, games, quizzes and food. In collaboration with the Association of French Teachers in Singapore, the embassies of Belgium, Canada and Switzerland and thanks to the dedication of individuals from different Francophone communities. Come and discover the rich culture is the different Francophone countries and meet the representatives at their stands. A unique opportunity to see how rich and varied Francophonie is.

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2013

Venue: Alliance Française

Book Bazaar

Looking for a good book at a low price? It can’t get any cheaper than at the book bazaar – the Mediatheque will be clearing its stock – books are being sold by the kilo!

Date: Saturday 23 March 2013 as from 12pm onwards

Venue: Médiathèque @ Alliance Française

Please contact cdrfrance@alliancefranç for more info.

Laurent Brunetti and Mario Pacchioli Concert


Swiss-French duo Laurent Brunetti and Mario Pacchioli are not only known for their beautiful renditions of famous French chansons by Piaf, Brel, Aznavour and Becaud but also for their outstanding original compositions. See them perform live as part of the month-long Francophonie celebrations which will be held at the Alliance Française de Singapour in the month of March.

Date: Sunday 17 March 2013 at 6pm

Venue: Alliance Française Theatre

Please visit to book tickets

Jesers Concert


Singer-songwriter of the new French scene, Jesers is a lover of words but crazy about music. Coming from an incredible family of musicians which spreads between Praia, Dakar, London and New York, his taste for fine works naturally drives him to the art of mosaic, of verb and rhythm. His new album “J’aimerais qu’on sème” invites listeners on a colourful and positive journey in which he addresses his roots, from France to Africa, from Cape Vert to Senegal, to trace all the horizons linked to the events of our world and where the importance of words illuminates rhymes. A professional musician for the past 20 years who still practices a manual profession, an Alsatian tempered with African rhythms, Jesers is a quiet man of passion.

Date: Friday 22 March 2013 at 8pm

Venue: Allliance Française Theatre

Please visit to book tickets.

Film screenings

Free film screenings are scheduled during the month of the Francophonie, with the collaboration of the Canadian High Commission, the Belgium Embassy and the Swiss Embassy:

Monsieur Lazhar (PG13-Some disturbing content)


In French with English Subtitles

Canada, 2011, 94mins

Director : Philippe Falardeau
Cast: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse and Émilien Néron |

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. This film was nominated for an Oscar in 2012 in the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2013 at 8pm

Venue: Alliance Française Theatre

Les Barons (TBC)


(The Barons)

In French with English subtitles

Belgium, 2010, 101mins

Director : Nabil Ben Yadir
Cast: Nader Boussandel, Mourade Zeguendi, Julien Courbey, Edouard Baer, Mounir Ait Hamou

The Barons have a motto:

"Laze about to live more" (as opposed to President Sarkozy’s edict: "Work harder to earn more"). Each human being is born with footsteps in credit. Each footstep taken brings you one step closer to death. We, the Barons, know this right from the outset.

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2013 at 8pm

Venue: Alliance Française Theatre.

L’enfant d’en haut (TBC)



In French with English Subtitles

Switzerland, 2011, 101mins

Director : Ursula Meier
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson

A luxury ski resort in Switzerland. 12-year-old Simon lives in the industrial valley below, with his jobless sister, Louise. Every day, he takes the ski-lift to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from the rich tourists to resell to the local kids back down below. Louise benefits from Simon’s petty crimes, which begin to take on bigger proportions, and she becomes increasingly dependent on him.

Date: Thursday 21 March 2013 at 8pm

Venue: Alliance Française Theatre

Free Screening: Please pick up complimentary passes from AF Bookshop (limited to two passes per person). Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130.

Full programme details of the Francophone festival can be viewed at or on the facebook page

Dernière modification : 26/03/2013

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