Saturday, May 18, 2019
6:30 pm–9:25 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Members
$13.00
Nonmembers
$15.00
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-05-18 18:30:00 2019-05-18 21:25:00 A Fortunate Man 05/18/2019 - 18:30 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Directed by Bille August (Denmark, 2018, 162 min.). Digital. Massachusetts Premiere.

This epic drama from Academy Award–winning director Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) is gorgeously realized with dazzling cinematography, exceptional performances, sumptuous costume design, and period detail. In the 1880s, a gifted but self-destructive young man leaves his suffocating Lutheran upbringing in the country for metropolitan Copenhagen. An engineer with progressive ideas, he is welcomed by a wealthy Jewish family and ingratiates himself into their opulent milieu, embarking on a journey of personal and professional ambition that teeters on the razor’s edge between triumph and catastrophe. Told with a dramatic, romantic sweep on par with the great classics of cinema, A Fortunate Man is not to be missed. Adapted from Denmark's canonical novel, Lykke-Per, by Danish Nobel Prize–winning author Henrik Pontoppidan. 

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

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

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.