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Lumières Françaises Festival


Freestyle (En Roue libre) by Didier Barcelo (2022)

Main Cinema
115 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, US 55414

July, 14 - 20, 2023


Heads up, cinephiles: Lumières Françaises is a week-long film festival in Minneapolis celebrating the brightest talent in French language cinema!

MSP Film Society’s annual celebration of French and francophone cinema returns to Minneapolis on July 14-20 . The festival showcases new and acclaimed French films, from rebellious comedies to exquisite dramas, and vivid documentaries including two features from our Young French Cinema, which is a program of UniFrance & Villa Albertine.

All films presented with English subtitles.

Film Lineup

July 15 at 1:00pm | En Avant l’Etoile du Nord ou La Joie de “vie”

July 15 at 11:00am + July 18 at 4:45pm | Ernest and Celestine : A trip to Gibberitia

July 14-19 | Final Cut 

July 14-19 | Freestyle

July 14-19 | The Innocent 

July 16 at 11:00am + July 19 at 12:00pm | Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

July 14-19 | La Syndicaliste

July 14-19 | Mother and Son 

July 14-19 | Scarlet 

In partnership with

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP Film)

Founded in 1962, The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP Film) is Minnesota’s foremost film exhibition organization, and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We bring the best of international and independent cinema to Minnesota audiences through the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, numerous niche film festivals and series, and daily programming 365-days a year.

We promote the art of film as a medium that fosters cross-cultural understanding, education, entertainment, and exploration. We offer audiences unique opportunities to experience the wealth of international cinema, to engage with and learn from visiting international filmmakers, and to come together and share these experiences as a community.


Founded in 1949 and strengthened thanks to its merger with TV France International in 2021, UniFrance is the organisation responsible for promoting French cinema and TV content worldwide.
Located in Paris, UniFrance employs around 50 staff members, as well as representatives based in the U.S., in China, and soon in Japan. The organisation currently brings together more than 1,000 French cinema and TV content professionals (producers, filmmaking talents, agents, sales companies, etc.) working together to promote French films and TV programmes among foreign audiences, industry executives and media.

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