French cultural institutions are celebrating « the Francophonie » [1] throughout the month of March. In this context, French cultural institutions are holding the Forum de la Francophonie and projecting a series of « francophone » films—a selection of non-French films that have been erected by France as being « Francophone » as per the standard procedures of « Francophonie » policy. The celebration is part of preparations for the Summit of the Francophonie to be held in Tunis in Autumn 2020. The setting for this event is marked by a rather clear decline in the use of French language in Tunisia, to the benefit of other foreign languages like English. In a country where speaking « the French of France » is a powerful indicator of class and the question of languages is heavily charged with identity issues, the « Francophonie » that French President Emmanuel Macron attempts to revive echoes a French-speaking Tunisia on its last legs.