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Frantz

Frantz

“A richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece.” - The Hollywood Reporter

Frantz

About the Film

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

What follows is a surprising exploration of how Ozon's characters’ wrestle with their conflicting feelings - survivor’s guilt, anger at one’s losses, the overriding desire for happiness despite everything that has come before, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments. Ozon drew his inspiration from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 drama Broken Lullaby, with stunning visual references to painter Caspar David Friedrich.


Director: François Ozon
Release Date: 03/15/17

Reactions

“Exquisite and haunting…one of the talented director Francois Ozon’s very best films.” - Dennis Dermody, Paper

"A richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece." - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter 
Full Review

“Astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive. it’s impossible to deny the sheer narrative sophistication.” - Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Full Review

“Intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily 
Full Review 


Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress (Paula Beer), 2016 Venice Film Festival
  • 11 Nominations including Best Film, 42nd César Awards
  • Official Selection - 2017 Film Society of Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 
  • Spotlight Selection - 2017 Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Telluride Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

Anna Hoffmeister: Paula Beer
Adrien Rivoire: Pierre Niney
Doktor Hoffmeister: Ernst Stötzner
Magda Hoffmeister:
Marie Gruber
Kreutz:
Johann von Bülow
Frantz Hoffmeister:
Anton von Lucke
Adrien's Mother:
Cyrielle Clair
Fanny:
Alice de Lencquesaing

Crew

Director: François Ozon
Screenplay: François Ozon
In Collaboration with: Philippe Piazzo
Producers: Eric Altmayer & Nicolas Altmayer
Co-Producers: Stefan Arndt & Uwe Schott
Director of Photography: Pascal Marti
Editor: Laure Gardette
Production Design: Michel Barthélémy
Costume Design: Pascaline Chavanne
Sound: Martin Boissau
Original Score: Philippe Rombi

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Release Date: 03/15/17
Countries of Production: France, Germany
Languages: French, German
Running Time: 1h 54m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby SR/SRD
Rating: PG-13

Theaters

New York
New York
3/15/17
New York
New York
3/15/17
Berkeley
California
3/24/17
San Rafael
California
3/24/17
Laguna Niguel
California
3/24/17
Los Angeles
California
3/24/17
San Francisco
California
3/24/17
Denver
Colorado
3/31/17
Skillman
New Jersey
3/31/17
Lake Worth
Florida
3/31/17
Delray Beach
Florida
3/31/17
Portland
Oregon
3/31/17
Miami Beach
Florida
3/31/17
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
3/31/17
Boca Raton
Florida
3/31/17
Minneapolis
Minnesota
3/31/17
Atlanta
Georgia
3/31/17
Boca Raton
Florida
3/31/17
Coral Gables
Florida
3/31/17
Cambridge
Massachusetts
3/31/17
Madison
Connecticut
3/31/17
Malverne
New York
3/31/17
Kew Gardens
New York
3/31/17
Maplewood
New Jersey
3/31/17
Rochester
New York
4/7/17
Rochester
New York
4/7/17
Frontenac
Missouri
4/7/17
Richmond
Virginia
4/7/17
Ambler
Pennsylvania
4/7/17
Cincinnati
Ohio
4/7/17
Austin
Texas
4/7/17
Washington D.C.
District of Columbia
4/7/17
Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania
4/7/17
Doylestown
Pennsylvania
4/7/17
San Diego
California
4/7/17
Columbus
Ohio
4/7/17
Williamsville
New York
4/7/17
Scottsdale
Arizona
4/7/17
Annapolis
Maryland
4/7/17
Providence
Rhode Island
4/7/17
Dennis
Massachusetts
4/7/17
Baltimore
Maryland
4/7/17
Albuquerque
New Mexico
4/14/17
Salt Lake City
Utah
4/14/17
Plano
Texas
4/14/17
Charlotte
North Carolina
4/14/17
Winston Salem
North Carolina
4/14/17
Durham
North Carolina
4/14/17
Raleigh
North Carolina
4/14/17
Asheville
North Carolina
4/14/17
Boise
Idaho
4/14/17
Sarasota
Florida
4/14/17
Fort Worth
Texas
4/14/17
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
4/14/17
Des Moines
Iowa
4/14/17
Dallas
Texas
4/14/17
Fairfax
Virginia
4/14/17
Ithaca
New York
4/14/17
Bonita Springs
Florida
4/14/17
Sewickley
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
East Stroudsburg
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
Allentown
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
4/21/17
Williamsburg
Virginia
4/28/17
Knoxville
Tennessee
4/28/17
Honolulu
Hawaii
4/28/17
Lafayette
Louisiana
5/8/17

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress (Paula Beer), 2016 Venice Film Festival
  • 11 Nominations including Best Film, 42nd César Awards
  • Official Selection - 2017 Film Society of Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 
  • Spotlight Selection - 2017 Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Telluride Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Reactions

“Exquisite and haunting…one of the talented director Francois Ozon’s very best films.” - Dennis Dermody, Paper

"A richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece." - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter 
Full Review

“Astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive. it’s impossible to deny the sheer narrative sophistication.” - Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Full Review

“Intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily 
Full Review 


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