Le French May

Discovering French artists, watching French films and enjoying concerts, shows or performances.


Initiated & co-founded by the Consulate General of France and the Alliance Française de Hong Kong in 1993, with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Le French May has grown over the last 27 years to become one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia.
Le French May stages every year over 120 of the highest international calibre, covering a broad array of artistic disciplines that include the visual arts, opera, classical and contemporary music, dance, new circus, theatre and cinema as well as the culinary arts. The festival is a unique opportunity to discover the best of the French artistic scene in Hong Kong!

Special events


Les Aimants

Les Aimants

May 4th Mime / Contemporary dance - An award winning show, a silent evolution of love interpreted by a soul-connecting duo of 15 years.

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Ballaké Sissoko Kora Concert

Ballaké Sissoko Kora Concert

May 5th Ten fingers for twenty-one strings, and magic takes place, surely, calmly. Ballaké Sissoko enlaces us in his suave and crystalline sonority and his kora, magnified by his talent as a melodist and an improviser.

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Le French May - Cinema Programme

Le French May - Cinema Programme

May 29 - June 11 Embark on a new artistic journey through French Cinema celebrating its present and its rich History, featuring new releases and rarely screened classics.

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From Paris to Venice, a photographic journey by Willy Ronis

From Paris to Venice, a photographic journey by Willy Ronis

May 31 - Oct. 27 Dive into the post-war Paris seen through the eyes  Willy Ronis, one of the last representatives of the Humanist photography movement. + Register for our private guided tour!

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Fear and trembling

Fear and trembling

June 12th & 13th - SOLD OUT - The theatrical adaptation of Amélie Nothomb's famous novel is coming to Hong Kong!

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Talk "Willy Ronis by Stéphane Kovalsky"

Talk "Willy Ronis by Stéphane Kovalsky"

June 15th Willy Ronis, an intimate portrait by photographer and grandson Stéphane Kovalsky.

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Nowadays, the Alliance Française associates with Le French May (Association Culturelle France Hong Kong) and co-presents a series of diverse, meaningful performances, programs and events.

2019 events of Le French May for which AF members can beneficiate from a special discount (50%) (limited seats, upon presentation of Member card at Urbtix outlets):

  1. Bach Studies
  2. Paris Mozart Orchestra - Invitation to the Voyage
  3. Les Aimants by Mangano Massip Company
  4. Ballake Sissoko Kora Concert
  5. Nass (People) by Compagnie Massala
  6.  Laika & The Unit
  7. Live Jazz Series 2019 -Carribean Stories
  8. Hikkomori, the Shelter (Joris Mathieu-TNG)
  9. Cellomania: Jean-Guihen Queyras Plays Tchaikovsky & Murail
  10. Julien Cottereau plays Carte Blanche
  11. Serenata Espanola by Xavier de Maistre and Lucero Tena
  12. Jean-Guihen Queyras Cello Recital
  13. From a true Story by Christian Rizzo






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