Our most popular film fest returns in July with an eclectic lineup of the best new French cinema. The festival opens with Agnes Varda and JR’s playful documentary Faces Places, screened outdoors on the Museum’s Huntington Avenue lawn with music by DJ Dee Diggs. Other highlights include Léa Mysius’s richly lensed Ava, about a teenage girl who learns that she will soon go blind; Xavier Legrand’s heart-pounding domestic drama Custody; and Claire Denis’s luminous romance Let the Sunshine In, with Juliette Binoche. The festival closes on July 29 with the clever costume comedy Return of the Hero, starring Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist).


Ticket Packages

Select all of your tickets the easy way—receive $3 off each ticket when you purchase the same number of tickets to three or more films in the French Film Festival.

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In This Series

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Faces Places (Visages Villages)
July 12, 2018
7:00 pm10:00 pm

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12 Days (12 jours)
July 13, 2018
3:30 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Raymond Depardon (France, 2017, 87 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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Double Lover (L’amant double)
July 13, 2018
5:30 pm7:25 pm

Directed by François Ozon (France, 2017, 107 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

Film

Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie)
July 13, 2018
8:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Cédric Klapisch (France, 2017, 113 min.). Digital. French, English, and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie)
July 14, 2018
1:30 pm3:30 pm

Directed by Cédric Klapisch (France, 2017, 113 min.). Digital. French, English, and Spanish with English subtitles.

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12 Days (12 jours)
July 14, 2018
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Directed by Raymond Depardon (France, 2017, 87 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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Faces Places (Visages Villages)
July 14, 2018
6:30 pm8:00 pm

Directed by Agnès Varda and JR (France, 2017, 90 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

Film

Double Lover (L’amant double)
July 14, 2018
8:30 pm10:25 pm

Directed by François Ozon (France, 2017, 107 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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Ismael’s Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël)
July 15, 2018
1:00 pm3:20 pm

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin (France, 2017, 114 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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Jealous (Jalouse)
July 15, 2018
4:00 pm5:50 pm

Directed by David and Stéphane Foenkinos (France, 2017, 102 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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A Paris Education (Mes provinciales)
July 15, 2018
6:30 pm9:00 pm

Directed by Jean-Paul Civeyrac (France, 2018, 137 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

Film

The Royal Exchange (L'échange des princesses)
July 19, 2018
3:30 pm5:15 pm

Directed by Marc Dugain (France/Belgium, 2017, 100 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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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, Alexis Weinrich, and Charles Cohen.

Co-presented with the Cultural Services Office of the French Consulate in Boston.

Additional support provided by the French Cultural Center.