Le French May

Going crazy, French style

Mads Mikkelsen and Anna Mouglalis in 'Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky'.

Did Woody Allen inspire this year's Le French May cinema programme, entitled "A Touch of Madness: The 20s"? In Midnight in Paris (2011), the American director transports modern viewers back to France in the 1920s.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 3:54pm

Talking points

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher takes place at St Paul's Cathedral in London

Tributes and protests at Thatcher funeral

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

Le French May art festival to focus on 'crazy years' of the Roaring Twenties

Le French May spans visual art, opera and fashion. Photo: Dickson Lee

The French consul general is inviting Hongkongers to enjoy the "lively atmosphere" of what the French call "the crazy years" during the two-month-long programme of arts, music and culture.The Twenties in New York and Paris were a time of decadence immortalised by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby, and more recently with filmmaker Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:51am

Le French May gets flying start on 2013

Josephine Liang and Irene Tang at The Verandah.

It's still 2012, but organisers of art festival Le French May are furiously promoting the programme for 2013.

French Consul General Arnaud Barthèlemy and chairman of Le French May's board Andrew Yuen Wai-man hosted a black-tie gala dinner on Monday at The Repulse Bay hotel to announce the programme to 160 guests.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:17am

All things French

Perhaps Andrew Yuen was always destined to become involved in Le French May.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

City pays HK$7m for Picasso exhibition

The Hong Kong government is putting up HK$7 million to fund the most comprehensive showcase of Picasso's work ever seen in the city - and will also be stepping up security around the exhibit.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A whole new boules game

Getting away from a weighty tax regime or seizing the opportunity to live surrounded by nature on Lamma Island? Eric Masson cannot quite decide which reason finally convinced him to leave France and settle in Hong Kong in 2002.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

I could have done with a Duplicator (a cloning device from the Calvin and Hobbes comics) last week. At least half a dozen major gallery exhibitions opened last Thursday to coincide with the Hong Kong International Art Fair and various auctions. If that wasn't enough, there were a number of orchestral concerts on the performing arts front.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gallic breadth

It's still early April, but Le French May is almost upon us. The annual celebration of all things French begins on April 15 and continues until June 23. This makes the title something of a misnomer, but after 19 years it is probably too late to rechristen.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Today: Lion Rock Institute evening: 'What it means for Hong Kong: Changes in EU competition policy'. Hong Kong Brewhouse.

Friday, January 8: French Chamber of Commerce seminar: '2010 perspectives from the French consul-general in Hong Kong'. China Club.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Long May it continue...

'Le French May has been an incredible success the last 15 years, thanks to the support of Hong Kong people and the French community. The relationship between Hong Kong and France is very special. We are celebrating 160 years of French presence in Hong Kong. The French Consul has been here since 1858, so there is a long history and special friendship between us, and between France and China.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

What's On


Young Croatian pianist Maksim will perform in Hong Kong tomorrow and on Friday at 8pm in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts' Lyric Theatre.

Complete with his orchestra and band, this marks Maksim's first Asian tour.

28 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Le French May - arts, music and lots of Gallic charm

Organisers unveil 24 presentations in wide-ranging festival from April 28 to May 4

When it started in 1993, Le French May was 'too French', joked Hong Kong Museum of Art chief curator Christina Chu Kam-leun yesterday.

1 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

More rules to live by

There must be quite a lot of people out there prepared to do it, because it will be the second time this year the Arts Centre has screened Krzysztof Kieslowski's extraordinary 10-film saga, Dekalog, all in one go.

15 May 1998 - 12:00am

Carnival could be just the ticket for France

Hong Kong and mainland artists could earn a long stay in France care of the annual Le French May.

This year's event is setting up La Fondation des Artistes to give established Hong Kong and mainland artists the chance to spend a few months in France to acquaint themselves with French and European culture.

24 Apr 1998 - 12:00am