Sunday, July 21, 2019
6:30 pm–8:15 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)

This film occurs after museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.

Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-07-21 18:30:00 2019-07-21 20:15:00 Sophia Antipolis, 7/21/2019, 6:30 PM Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Virgil Vernier (France, 2018, 98 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

This surreal drama is set in Sophia Antipolis, a hub of European innovation located on the lush banks of the French Riviera. But cutting-edge technology can’t sanitize a polluted mind, and the darkness of humanity lurks under the complex’s glossy surface. A teenage girl goes missing; a body is found burned; doctors perform plastic surgery on underage girls; a New Age cult recruits new members; a vigilante group hunts down immigrants by night. Shot on 35mm film by a singular auteur, Sophia Antipolis lays bare the depravity of humanity behind the glittering façade of modernity.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

Past Dates and Times

Sunday, July 21, 2019

This film occurs after museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.

University Members can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.

Event Policies

If the screening of this film starts after Museum hours, please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.

Taste Café will be open for movie concessions until 15 minutes after the film starts.

The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends.


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Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Boston French Film Festival is coordinated by Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Katherine Irving, and Alexis Weinrich.

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Additional support provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Cultural Center.