Sunset Cinema: The Animal Kingdom

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
8:00 pm–10:45 pm
Huntington Avenue Exterior at Forsyth Way (EX08)
Add to Calendar 2024-07-23 20:00:00 2024-07-23 22:45:00 Sunset Cinema: The Animal Kingdom 07/23/2024 8–10:45 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Enjoy a free outdoor screening of a French sci-fi adventure on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn!

The Animal Kingdom (Le règne animal)

Directed by Thomas Cailley (France and Belgium, 2023, 128 min.). French with English subtitles.

This visionary thriller drops viewers into a world where mutations in human genetics cause people to transform into hybrid creatures. François (Romain Duris) does everything he can to save his wife, who is affected by the mysterious condition. As some of the creatures disappear into a nearby forest, François embarks with Émile (a revelatory Paul Kircher), his 16-year-old-son, on a quest to find his wife with help from a local police officer (Adèle Exarchopoulos). The Animal Kingdom had its world premiere on opening night of the Cannes Film Festival and was later nominated for 12 César Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor, taking home five, including Best Cinematography. 

“A light but meaty piece of magical-realism that threads the needle between Cronenbergian body horror and Miyazaki-like fantasy.” —IndieWire

Watch the trailer.

No ticket required. We recommend arriving an hour early to claim your seat.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles


All screenings are wheelchair accessible and include English captions or subtitles. For more information, call 617-267-9300, or e-mail

Event Policies

Films are held outdoors on the Huntington Avenue Lawn, weather permitting.

Bring a blanket or low chair (maximum 3 feet high), a picnic supper, and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Large bags, coolers, and tall chairs are not permitted.

Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks are available for purchase until 9 pm.

Per Federal and State law, the MFA welcomes trained service animals. Service animals must be on a leash or tether and under the control of the owner at all times. Emotional support and other animals or pets are not permitted on the Museum campus.


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

Villa Albertine/Consulate General of France in Boston

Supported by the Villa Albertine / Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Boston.