FRANTZ (12A)

Date Time
Sun 11th June 7.45pm
Weds 14th June 7.45pm

Dir: François Ozon | France / Germany | 2016 | 114mins | French/German with English subtitles
Cast: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow

Never one to play it safe, François Ozon (The New Girlfriend, 8 Women, Potiche) resists labelling yet again with this striking reimagining of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 film Broken Lullaby. It’s set in 1919, when Anna (Paula Beer) discovers the mysterious Adrien (Pierre Niney) laying flowers at her fiancé Frantz’s grave in a small German town. Claiming they were friends, he quickly becomes a part of her life even though he’s French and therefore technically the enemy. Exploring themes of alienation and grief, Ozon’s beautiful, very modern period piece offers a twist on classic melodrama, and features a superb performance from Beer.

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