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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Five Funny French Films

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The 12th annual festival Five Funny French Films returns with a new and fresh lineup of five comedies from France.

Schedule of events

  • May 17 (7 pm): The (Ex)perience of Love (Le syndrome des amours passées) -Rémy and Sandra 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. This sexy comedy premiered in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. For adult audiences only.
  • May 17 (9:15 pm): Our Tiny Little Wedding (Notre tout petit petit mariage)-Happy couple Lou and Max badly want to adopt a baby. They’ve created a picture-perfect profile, including lying about their income, families, and living situation. Now all that’s left is to get married - in the simplest, smallest wedding possible. But their intimate little ceremony gradually turns into a huge and unconventional wedding bash. Family, friends, and even the adoption agent show up to take part in an explosion of utterly incredible zaniness.
  • May 18 (7 pm):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. Putifar’s revenge plan is going well, until his elderly mother discovers it ... and makes it even better.
  • May 18 (9:15 pm): 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.” Yet Sébastien’s nightmare is just beginning: he realizes that his colleague who did not get promoted is on board and irrationally set on revenge.
  • May 19: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.

The 12th annual festival Five Funny French Films returns with a new and fresh lineup of five comedies from France.

Schedule of events

  • May 17 (7 pm): The (Ex)perience of Love (Le syndrome des amours passées) -Rémy and Sandra 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. This sexy comedy premiered in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. For adult audiences only.
  • May 17 (9:15 pm): Our Tiny Little Wedding (Notre tout petit petit mariage)-Happy couple Lou and Max badly want to adopt a baby. They’ve created a picture-perfect profile, including lying about their income, families, and living situation. Now all that’s left is to get married - in the simplest, smallest wedding possible. But their intimate little ceremony gradually turns into a huge and unconventional wedding bash. Family, friends, and even the adoption agent show up to take part in an explosion of utterly incredible zaniness.
  • May 18 (7 pm):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. Putifar’s revenge plan is going well, until his elderly mother discovers it ... and makes it even better.
  • May 18 (9:15 pm): 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.” Yet Sébastien’s nightmare is just beginning: he realizes that his colleague who did not get promoted is on board and irrationally set on revenge.
  • May 19: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.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
https://www.mfah.org/films

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