Ashok Ferrey | David Foenkinos

Ever wanted to have a cup of tea with literati? Well, an afternoon tea at the Galle Face Hotel is in order when Ashok Ferry, the well known Sri Lankan author and illustrator will read and will be in conversation with David Foenikinos’and his novel Memories on July 13, 4 pm at the 1864. The turning point of David’s career is done with The Delicacy (2009), critically acclaimed book that gets 10 awards and over a million copies.

In 2014, with his novel Charlotte, D. Foenkinos knows the consecration. This became a best seller with 450,000 copies sold. He is also a film maker and in 2010 along with his brother Stéphane Foenkinos, co-directed the film The Delicacy, adaptation of his eponymous novel. The Film was nominated twice to the 2012 César Ceremony for the Best Adaptation and for the Best First Film. Following this success, in 2014, he co-adapted his novel Memories. The film, directed by Jean-Paul Rouve, met a great success with over a million tickets sold in France. For all who wish to watch the screening of this novel Memories, which he adapted to the 7th art with Jean Paul Rouves it will be held on Wednesday, July 13 for the opening of the French Film Festival.

Every year in June and July, the Embassy of France and the network of the Alliance Française have the pleasure of organizing the French Spring Festival, a series of multidisciplinary events celebrating arts and culture from both France and Sri Lanka. From June 3 until the French Bastille Day on July 14, the 5th edition of the French Spring Festival will showcase a variety of events. Visual arts, cinema, literature, cuisine, fashion and musical rhythms will contribute to strengthen the ties between European and south Asian cultures, offering a platform for free expression of the artistes, as well as a range of outstanding cultural explorations and discoveries.

The brand new Afternoon Tea menu unveiled by Galle Face Hotel consists of delicious fusion cuisine from across the world. The snacks in the new menu are bold and experimental, but consistently delectable in taste.