Five Funny French Films Screening: La grande boucle


Workaholic François (Clovis Cornillac) finds his longstanding plans to go on vacation with his wife and teenage son disrupted when he unexpectedly gets fired. His family leaves on the trip without him, and he is initially despondent, but then reconnects with his life-long dream to ride in the Tour de France.

Out of practice but determined, this everyman takes off on the course, riding one day ahead of the professional cyclists. Gaining confidence along the way, François becomes a folk hero and a national media sensation.

Full of colorful characters — including actor/director Bouli Lanners as his trainer — this road movie travels the entire route of "la grande boucle," offering inspiring insights into the annual event that is so beloved by the French.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.