Five Funny French Films

2024 Five Funny French Films

May 17–May 19, 2024

The 12th edition of the “Five Funny French Films” festival brings a fresh lineup of new comedies. Get ready for the latest round of hijinks, hilarity, and memorable characters. All films are presented digitally in French with English subtitles.

Festival Admission
MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students with ID receive a $2 discount.



Upcoming Events in this Series

  • The (Ex)perience of Love Film Poster
    The (Ex)perience of Love (Le syndrome des amours passées)

    Rémy (Lazare Gousseau) and Sandra (Lucie Debay) are unable to conceive a child because they suffer from “Past Love Syndrome,” according to their doctor. In order to be cured, they must sleep once again with each of their former lovers.

    Friday, May 17, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Our Tiny Little Wedding Film Poster
    Our Tiny Little Wedding (Notre tout petit petit mariage)

    Happy couple Lou and Max badly want to adopt a baby. Family, friends, and even the adoption agent show up to take part in an explosion of utterly incredible zaniness.

    Friday, May 17, 2024
    9:15 p.m.
  • Mr Putifar's Wacky Plan Film Poster
    Mr. Putifar’s Wacky Plan (Les Vengeances de Maître Poutifard)

    As a middle-school teacher, Robert Putifar was teased by students during his entire career. After 37 years of torment, a bitter Putifar finally retires in the home he still shares with his mother. Deep in his secret man cave, the former teacher plots revenge on the first kids who made his life miserable 20 years ago.

    Saturday, May 18, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • The Madness Express Film Poster
    The Madness Express (Veuillez nous excuser pour la gêne occasionnée)

    Railroad ticket controller Sébastien gets promoted and plans to move with his pregnant fiancée. Sébastien must pass a performance evaluation on his last day on the job, but he learns the inspector is the one known as “crazy.”

    Saturday, May 18, 2024
    9:15 p.m.
  • The Crime is Mine Film Poster
    The Crime Is Mine (Mon crime)

    After a struggling actress stands trial for the murder of a lascivious producer in 1930s Paris, she ascends to scandalous stardom. A new life of fame, wealth, and tabloid celebrity awaits—until the truth comes out. Isabelle Huppert appears as a fading silent-film star in François Ozon’s frothy story of murder, romance, blackmail, girl power, and a bit of French film history.

    Sunday, May 19, 2024
    5 p.m.

Generous support has been provided by Franci Neely, Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, Nina and Michael Zilkha, and Joanie Patrick and Stephen Bettencourt.