The Boston French Film Festival

July 11–28, 2019

The 23rd annual Boston French Film Festival boasts an eclectic lineup of 20 new films produced in France—from comedy and romance to experimental cinema. This year’s festival opens on July 11 with a free outdoor screening of the gleefully absurd comedy The Trouble with You, starring Audrey Tautou and Adéle Haenel, and continues through July 28 with Claire Denis’s haunting science fiction film High Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche; the psychedelic dance/horror film Climax, by Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void); Olivier Assayas’ clever comedy Non-Fiction, about a group of friends navigating the Paris publishing world; and more. The festival closes with I Feel Good, a hilarious send-up of modern materialism starring the magnetic Jean Dujardin (The Artist).

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Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket! Discount automatically applies at checkout. Exclusions apply.

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.


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.

French Embassy Cultural Services and French Cultural Center logos

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