Love Is the Perfect Crime (L’amour est un crime parfait) by Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu (2013, 111 min.). This darkly funny crime thriller stars a who’s who of French cinema: Mathieu Amalric, Sara Forestier, Karin Viard, Maïwenn, and Denis Podalydès. Marc (Amalric), a university professor seduces his student, Barbara, who mysteriously disappears. With standout performances from Amalric and Podalydès, the film’s twists keep you in suspense until the end.

An opening night reception at 6 pm in Bravo featuring French wine and hors d’oeuvres precedes the screening.

Film and reception: MFA members seniors, and students $50; nonmembers $52