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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150 Milligrams
Friday, July 28, 2017
2:30 pm4:45 pm

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

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Frantz
Friday, July 28, 2017
5:30 pm7:30 pm

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

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Film

Slack Bay
Friday, July 28, 2017
8:00 pm10:10 pm

Directed by Bruno Dumont (France/Germany/Belgium, 2016, 122 min.).

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Film

Tomorrow
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm4:00 pm

Directed by Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion (France, 2016, 120 min.).

Film

This is Our Land
Saturday, July 29, 2017
4:30 pm6:35 pm

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

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Film

The Midwife (Sold Out)
Saturday, July 29, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Directed by Martin Provost (France, 2017, 117 min.).

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The Midwife (Sold Out)
Sunday, July 30, 2017
2:00 pm4:00 pm

Directed by Martin Provost (France, 2017, 117 min.).

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Swagger
Sunday, July 30, 2017
4:30 pm6:10 pm

Directed by Olivier Babinet (France, 2016, 84 min.).

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Film

Closing Night: The Odyssey (Sold Out)
Sunday, July 30, 2017
7:00 pm9:20 pm

Directed by Jérôme Salle (France, 2016, 122 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.