Institut français du Cambodge
Conference | The Francophone Worlds of Today
While we are witnessing a revival of French studies and the use of the French language in Asia, all countries that have this language in common will celebrate in 2020 the half-century of the creation of the International Organisation of la Francophonie. How many French speakers are there today?... Read more
Exhibition & Dance | Gestures & Motions
The French Institute of Cambodia offers an evening decidated to traditional and contempory in its garden and gallery! Discover Sous Sodavy, Khmer painter, during the opening of his exhibition “Dance & Gesture” on February 28 at 6:30pm, followed by a dance performance by French choreographers Yannick Hugron and Philippe... Read more
Concert | Drums of Cambodia
Photo : ©Joty Mousar Percussionists from the Department of Performing Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia will present an exceptional performance dedicated to traditional and contemporary Cambodian drums. A unique and captivating show, organized in the garden of the French Institute of Cambodia. Drums... Read more
Conference | Enterovirus: Past, Present & Future
Photo : ©Joseph Esposito Enteroviruses affect millions of people worldwide each year. There are over 100 enteroviruses that can cause disease in humans. Thanks to the vaccine, this virus is being eradicated. Currently, Enterovirus 71 is one of the main causes the hand-foot-and-mouth syndrome, which caused... Read more
Dance | Sunflowers
Photo : ©All rights reserved For her new creation, well-known choreographer Belle has chosen to delve into the captivating beauty of the sunflower as well as its myth. While it follows the sun from dawn to dusk, from awakening to dreams,... Read more
Exhibition | Phnom Penh Meta(L)morphosis
Photo : ©Théo Vallier Théo Vallier, French artist living in Cambodia since 2007, has been working on paintings made from rusty metal plates for years. In an ever-moving contemporary Phnom Penh, his work is a real time machine, keeping reality at a distance and engaging the viewer in a... Read more
Cinema | The Competition
Claire Simon delves into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: “everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…”... Read more
Play | 3 Days of Theater
Photo : ©All rights reserved For three days, the French Institute is welcoming theater in its walls! Three evenings devoted to contemporary theater in Cambodia, under the artistic direction of Jean-Baptiste Phou. From January 23 to January 25, take part in three evenings of theater in all its forms... Read more
Conference | Cambodia Today: Crossed Portraits
Photo : ©Daze In this new edition of 100 questions on Cambodia, Amat and Morinière asked nine experts of the country questions that you have also asked yourselves. Everyone contributes to this work through their domain of expertise, shaking up preconceived ideas and rejecting cliches. Meanwhile, in her essay... Read more
Exhibition | Philong Sovan & Clément Briend: Shared Residency
Philong Sovan and Clément Briend have both been trained at the National School Louis Lumière in Paris. They share a similar approach in the way they work by staging reality: spectacular projections for French artist Clément Briend, dramatization of night scenes for Cambodian artist Philong Sovan. For this residency,... Read more
Dance | Storytelling
Photo : ©All rights reserved In this new piece, the ingenious choreographer and iconic dancer Belle wishes to share with us the most beautiful stories and Khmer texts that have marked her chilhood and formative years. Thus, just for a dance, let... Read more
Dance | Dance at IFC
Photo : ©All rights reserved One Wednesday a month, for four months, choreographer Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle), a true icon of Cambodian contemporary dance, and her company SilverBell will present their new creations. Each performance of about forty-five minutes will perform on a striking and meaningful dance theme. 04 September... Read more
Conference | Asian Strategic Area: Trends and Developments
Photo : ©All rights reserved The core gravity of the planet has slowly drifted from the Euro-Atlantic area that has been organizing the world until now towards a vast Asian area, the consistency of which has yet to be strengthened. Whether it is the maritime area, vital for the... Read more
Conference | Pre-Historic Cambodia: Animal Bones
Photo : ©All rights reserved The excavation of the cave of Laang Spean, in North-West Cambodia, searched since 2009 by a French-Cambodian team led by H. Forestier and H. Sophady, has unearthed many tools attributed to the Hoabian culture (30 000 to 5000 years old). Thousands of animal bones... Read more