Andrew Yuen

 

Andrew Yuen: Dayton Group deputy managing director, Andrew Yuen is the co-chairman of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund and vice-president of the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts, the academy’s fundraising arm. As the chairman of the annual arts festival Le French May, Andrew has been instrumental in promoting cultural exchange between Hong Kong and France. Since its launch with a modest program in 1993, Le French May has grown to stage an extensive calendar of must-attend events across a range of cultural interests and disciplines. Andrew also highly supported the Hong Kong French Theater Festival, 1st edition, in March 2016.

Candice Yu

 

A Hong Kong film actress, best known for her films with Shaw Studio of the 1970s and 1980s. She appeared in more than 40 movies, and also acted on television, notably the TV series “Reincarnated”. She received several Hong Kong Film Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In the past few years, she has fallen in love with theatre work and has been very successful as the lead actress in quite a few plays in HK. She received, in 2012, a Hong Kong Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s “Boundless Movement”, and “The best actress award at The Hong Kong Drama Award 2016 for her performance in The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre “The Sin Family”.

Benoit Etienne

Consul (Culture, Education & Science)

Educated in France, graduated in Political Science, International & European Cultural Management. Career at the French Institute of Paris, Adviser to the Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of Culture, Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of France in Thailand, Adviser for Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach to the French Foreign Minister; Consul for Culture, Education & Science at the Consulate of France in Hong Kong & Macau since September 2017.

Alma Brami

Also a player, Alma Brami was revealed as a novelist with Sans elle (Mercure de France, 2008), which awarded numerous prizes. Sans elle has been translated into Chinese  (Shanghai Literature & Art Publishing) with Ils l'ont laissé là (Mercure de France, 2009) and Tant que tu es heureuse (Mercure de France, 2010).  Since then, she published several novels including J’aurais dû apporter des fleurs in 2015 and Qui ne dit mot consent in 2017, as well as a children's book, Moi, j'aime pas comme je suis (Albin Michel, 2011) and a theater play, Mardi, c'est le jour du poulet (L'avant-scène théâtre, 2016).

 

Jean Sébastien Attié

 

Jean Sebastien Attie has spent his life in Publishing, Education and Culture around the world, in Spain, Canada, and since 2016 in Hong Kong where he was appointed Managing Director of Alliance française. His taste for Theatre, led him to attend more than 100 plays mainly in Paris