Our most popular film festival showcases a diverse selection of the very best new French cinema. Highlights from this year’s lineup include the opening night film Divorce, French Style, a whip-smart comedy screened outdoors on the MFA lawn; Swagger, a surreal documentary that brings to life the dreams of eleven teenagers; Slack Bay, a macabre slapstick comedy starring Juliette Binoche; and The Odyssey, a sun-drenched biopic about oceanographer Jacques Cousteau starring Audrey Tautou and Pierre Niney. For a dose of fresh insight into this complex and culturally rich nation, grab a glass of wine from Taste Café and settle in for a visual feast.

All films are presented on DCP in French with English subtitles unless otherwise noted. Please use the Linde Family Wing entrance on Museum Road for films screening outside of regular museum hours (weekend evenings).

Festival Passes

Full Pass (Sold Out)

A Full Pass includes one ticket to all 17 films in the Boston French Film Festival. The pass allows you one screening per film (you can’t use the pass to see the same film twice). $136 for members, $170 for nonmembers.

When buying your Full Pass, you have two options:

Pick Now (sold out) allows you to reserve tickets for all of your preferred screenings at the time of purchase.

Pick Later (sold out) gives you the freedom to choose screenings later, throughout the festival. Pick Later passholders are guaranteed a seat for each film as long as they reserve their ticket at least 20 minutes before showtime.

Half Pass (Sold Out)

A Half Pass includes one ticket to 9 film screenings in the Boston French Film Festival. The pass cannot be applied to two screenings of the same film. $72 for members, $90 for nonmembers.

When buying your Half Pass, you have two options:

Pick Now (sold out) allows you to reserve tickets for all of your preferred screenings at the time of purchase.

Pick Later (sold out) gives you the freedom to choose screenings later, throughout the festival. Pick Later passholders are guaranteed a seat for each film as long as they reserve their ticket at least 20 minutes before showtime.

Audience

Adults


In This Series

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Opening Night: Divorce French Style (Cancelled)
Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:30 pm10:00 pm

This event is over.

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False Confessions
Friday, July 14, 2017
5:30 pm7:00 pm

Directed by Luc Bondy and Marie-Louise Bischofberger (France, 2016, 82 min.).

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Personal Shopper (SOLD OUT)
Friday, July 14, 2017
7:30 pm9:25 pm

Directed by Olivier Assayas (France/Germany, 2016, 105 min.).

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This is Our Land
Saturday, July 15, 2017
2:00 pm4:05 pm

Directed by Lucas Belvaux (France/Belgium, 2017, 117 min.).

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False Confessions
Saturday, July 15, 2017
4:30 pm6:00 pm

Directed by Luc Bondy and Marie-Louise Bischofberger (France, 2016, 82 min.).

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The Stopover
Saturday, July 15, 2017
7:00 pm8:45 pm

Directed by Delphine and Muriel Coulin (France/Greece, 2016, 102 min.).

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The Paris Opera
Sunday, July 16, 2017
2:00 pm3:55 pm

Directed by Jean-Stéphane Bron (France, 2017, 110 min.).

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Latest News from the Cosmos
Sunday, July 16, 2017
4:30 pm6:00 pm

Directed by Julie Bertuccelli (France, 2016, 89 min.).

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Frantz
Sunday, July 16, 2017
6:30 pm8:25 pm

Directed by François Ozon (France/Germany, 2016, 117 min.).

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Latest News from the Cosmos
Thursday, July 20, 2017
3:00 pm4:35 pm

Directed by Julie Bertuccelli (France, 2016, 89 min.).

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150 Milligrams
Thursday, July 20, 2017
5:00 pm7:15 pm

Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot (France, 2016, 128 min.).

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A Woman's Life
Thursday, July 20, 2017
8:00 pm10:05 pm

Directed by Stéphane Brizé (France, 2017, 119 min.).

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Sponsors

The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

The Boston French Film Festival is coordinated by Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Katherine Irving, and Alexis Weinrich. Emmanuelle Marchand and Inés Carme assisted the selection process.

The Boston French Film Festival is co-presented with the Cultural Services Office of the French Consulate in Boston.

Additional support provided by the French Cultural Center.