French Week at HKU
May 3–11 2007




Thu. May 3
1:00 – 2pm

Le FRENCH MAY FESTIVAL: When Hong Kong meets French culture

  • To celebrate 15 years of creativity and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and France, Le French May Team will lead you to an exciting exploration of all forms of artistic expression through the introduction to the events and artists of the 2007 edition. They will share with you the spirit of the festival but also musical and video extracts.

Talk and Q&A (In English): Event sponsored by the Consulate General of France

watch le French May trailer


Global Lounge


Open to all

Thu. May 3
5:30 – 7pm

Film show : The Last Mitterrand (Le Promeneur du Champ de Mars) (2005) (in French with English subtitles)

  • Director Robert Guédiguian offers this portrait of the late President Francois Mitterrand, who is superbly played by veteran actor Michel Bouquet. Based on Benamou's controversial book and shot without frills, the film focusses on the final year of the politician's life and is narrated by a young left-wing journalist, who's been hired to write the president's memoirs.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session


Main Building, MG07


Open to All


Mon. May 7


French Presidential Elections (in French and English)

  • The Elections Night in France : Delayed broadcast
  • Students presentations : The electoral system in France; candidates and results.
  • Discussion and Analyses.

Global Lounge


Open to all

Tue. 8 - Fri. 11 May


French Book Fair

  • Organized by the HKU French Society with the sponsorship of the French bookshop Parenthèses. A selection of books for all French language learners.


K.K Leung G/F (East Wing)


Tue. May 8
12:45 – 2pm


French Business Forum (in English)

  • Guest speakers will discuss aspects of the French business presence in Hong Kong. Topics include : sectors of activity, scope, strategies and development, interaction with the local workforce, prospects of employment, internships etc;


  • Richard Burton, Chairman, HK French Chamber of Commerce
  • Paul Clerc-Renaud, Managing Director, Fargo Group
  • Philippe Degrange, Managing Director, Vins de France


Global Lounge


Open to all

Wed. May 9


Study In France (in English)

  • Talk and Q&A (In English): How to make the best of your stay in France; understand daily life and customs; French Higher Education system in France; visa and formalities etc. Presentation of CampusFrance.


  • R. Prashanth, CampusFrance, Consulate General of France.


Global Lounge


Open to all

Thu. May 10
5:15 – 7pm

Talk by French Novelist Faïza Guène (in French and English)

  • The daughter of Algerian immigrants, Faïza Guène, 22, a writer and filmmaker, grew up in one of Paris' large public housing projects in the northeastern suburbs. Her novel, Kiffe kiffe demain (More of the Same Tomorrow), published in 2004, recounts the life of a heroine named Doria. The book was an instant hit, sold more than 200,000 copies and was translated in 22 languages. Faïza Guène has published another novel in 2006, Du rêve pour les oufs.

After the talk, participants will be invited to share a glass of wine to close the French week 2007.

Event sponsored by the Consulate General of France


Global Lounge


Open to all


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