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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Speak Up (À voix haute)
July 19, 2018
5:30 pm7:15 pm

Directed by Ladj Ly and Stéphane de Freitas (France, 2016, 99 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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Ava
July 19, 2018
8:00 pm9:50 pm

Directed by Léa Mysius (France, 2017, 105 min.). Digital. French and Spanish with English subtitles.

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A Paris Education (Mes provinciales)
July 20, 2018
2:30 pm5:00 pm

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

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See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut)
July 20, 2018
5:30 pm7:35 pm

Directed by Albert Dupontel (France, 2017, 117 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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Godard Mon Amour (Redoubtable)
July 20, 2018
8:00 pm9:55 pm

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius (France, 2017, 107 min.) Digital. French, English, and Italian with English subtitles.

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Ava
July 21, 2018
1:30 pm3:20 pm

Directed by Léa Mysius (France, 2017, 105 min.). Digital. French and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Godard Mon Amour (Redoubtable)
July 21, 2018
4:00 pm5:55 pm

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius (France, 2017, 107 min.) Digital. French, English, and Italian with English subtitles.

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The Carabineers (Les carabiniers)
July 21, 2018
6:30 pm8:00 pm

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1963, 75 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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Sneak Preview: Custody (Jusqu'à la garde)
July 21, 2018
8:30 pm10:10 pm

Directed by Xavier Legrand (France, 2017, 93 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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The Carabineers (Les carabiniers)
July 22, 2018
2:00 pm3:30 pm

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1963, 75 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut)
July 22, 2018
4:00 pm6:05 pm

Directed by Albert Dupontel (France, 2017, 117 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

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The Royal Exchange (L'échange des princesses)
July 22, 2018
6:30 pm8:15 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.