Get your French Teen Spirit on with Films on the Beach!

May 7 - May 30, 2017

Are you a teenager (for real or in your mind) with a rebellious soul afraid of growing up? Or a father desperate to understand his melancholy girl? Or just nostalgic about your first kiss?

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks, are pleased to present the 4th edition of the French film festival Films on the Beach, dedicated this year to French Teen Spirit. What better way to nurture your teenage soul? 

Through our free traditional Open Air Screenings program at Miami Beach Soundscape held every Tuesday of May at 8.30pm, you will get a sense of French teen spirit from the 60's to nowadays. Four different French movies, each from a different time, will take you back experiencing social or political challenges at school, feeling the atmosphere of Summer vacation in the Bretagne or in the South of France, or experiencing the French Kiss.

Special screenings (free, too) will take place on Sundays at Miami Beach Cinematheque and for the first time at O Cinema and Faena Bazaar. 



Admission is free and open to the public. All films are in French subtitled in English.

Open air screenings every Tuesday nights

Miami Beach Soundscape at New World Center, 8.30pm
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

May 9
2010’s teens: Les Héritiers (Once in a Lifetime) by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (2014)
Les Héritiers is co-presented by the Miami Jewish Film Festival

May 16
1990’s teens: Conte d'été (A Summer’s Tale) by Eric Rohmer (1996)

May 23
1980’s teens: Camille Redouble (Camille Rewinds) by Noémie Lvovsky (2012)

May 30
1960’s teens: Les Roseaux Sauvages (Wild Reeds) by André Téchiné (1994)

Special Screenings on Sundays

May 7 – 1pm
Jeune et Jolie (Young & Beautiful) by François Ozon (2013)

O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st street, Miami Beach, FL 33141


May 21 – 6.20pm
Le Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (The Trial of Joan of Arc) by Robert Bresson (1962)

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139


May 28 – 8.30pm
Swagger* by Olivier Babinet (2016)

Faena Bazaar
3400 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

*Swagger is presented by Young French Cinema, a joint program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Unifrance, intended to bring a new generation of French films to art house cinemas.



“Films on the Beach” is presented by the French Embassy Cultural Services and City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks, in partnership with Miami Beach Cinematheque, O Cinema, Faena Art, with the support of TV5Monde, Miami Dade County, the City of Miami Beach, Unifrance, Institut français, the France Florida Foundation for the Arts, and Barton & Guestier.