Francophonie Week held in Bishkek

BISHKEK (TCA) — The Alliance française in Bishkek jointly with the Embassies of Switzerland, France, and Belgium to Kyrgyzstan are holding the Week of Francophonie in Bishkek from 13th to 17th of March.

The Francophonie Week is the festival of the French language and cultures of the French-speaking countries, which is celebrated in the middle of March across the world. The organizers have prepared a program for the broad public to show the linguistic and cultural diversity of the French-speaking countries, the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic said.

At the opening of the Francophonie Week on March 13 the French movie “Margarita” will be screened at 17:30 pm at the Rossiya cinema. The Ambassadors of France, Switzerland and Belgium will solemnly open the Francophonie Week 2017.

The Swiss film “Bouboule” will be shown at the Rossiya cinema on March 15 at 18:00. The Belgian animation film “Skin color: honey” – in the big hall of the Academy of Tourism (address: 99 Chui Avenue/Alma-Atinskaya street), beginning at 17:30. All films are in French with Russian subtitles.

The Bishkek Francophonie program contains traditional events such as a culinary atelier, a competition of modern French songs, a theatre contest, an evening of French wines, the French game “Petanque” and many other events.

In addition, on March 17, at 18:00, the Swiss musician Jacky Lagger will hold a concert in French at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA).

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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