Join our mailing list! x
Music Box Films

Receive updates and news on our latest releases.

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 a post-WWI play by Maurice Rostand that inspired the 1932 film adaption by Ernst Lubitsch under the title Broken Lullaby


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

Reactions

NYT Critics' Pick. "Lyrically seductive." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Full Review 

 

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

"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 - Best Cinematography (Pascal Marti), 42nd César Awards
  • Winner - Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress (Paula Beer), 2016 Venice Film Festival
  • Winner - Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance International Narrative (Paula Beer) & Best International Feature, 2017 Gasparilla International Film Festival 
  • 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
(Thematic Elements Including Brief War Violence)

Theaters

New York
New York
3/15/17
New York
New York
3/15/17
San Rafael
California
3/24/17
San Jose
California
3/24/17
Madison
Connecticut
3/24/17
Berkeley
California
3/24/17
San Francisco
California
3/24/17
Los Angeles
California
3/24/17
Laguna Niguel
California
3/24/17
Irvine
California
3/24/17
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
3/31/17
Hollywood
Florida
3/31/17
Seattle
Washington
3/31/17
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
3/31/17
Seattle
Washington
3/31/17
Minneapolis
Minnesota
3/31/17
Boca Raton
Florida
3/31/17
Portland
Oregon
3/31/17
Huntington
New York
3/31/17
Skillman
New Jersey
3/31/17
Delray Beach
Florida
3/31/17
Lake Worth
Florida
3/31/17
Denver
Colorado
3/31/17
Asbury Park
New Jersey
3/31/17
Cambridge
Massachusetts
3/31/17
Coral Gables
Florida
3/31/17
Boca Raton
Florida
3/31/17
Atlanta
Georgia
3/31/17
Malverne
New York
3/31/17
Miami Beach
Florida
3/31/17
Maplewood
New Jersey
3/31/17
Kew Gardens
New York
3/31/17
Ashland
Oregon
4/7/17
Scottsdale
Arizona
4/7/17
Annapolis
Maryland
4/7/17
Albany
New York
4/7/17
Richmond
Virginia
4/7/17
Austin
Texas
4/7/17
San Diego
California
4/7/17
Rochester
New York
4/7/17
Frontenac
Missouri
4/7/17
Cincinnati
Ohio
4/7/17
Santa Rosa
California
4/7/17
Santa Barbara
California
4/7/17
Bethel
Connecticut
4/7/17
Dayton
Ohio
4/7/17
Bantam
Connecticut
4/7/17
Baltimore
Maryland
4/7/17
Providence
Rhode Island
4/7/17
Doylestown
Pennsylvania
4/7/17
Ambler
Pennsylvania
4/7/17
Columbus
Ohio
4/7/17
Kansas City
Missouri
4/7/17
Overland Park
Kansas
4/7/17
Nevada City
California
4/7/17
Dennis
Massachusetts
4/7/17
Raleigh
North Carolina
4/7/17
Washington D.C.
District of Columbia
4/7/17
Rochester
New York
4/7/17
Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania
4/7/17
Monterey
California
4/7/17
Williamsville
New York
4/7/17
Sandpoint
Idaho
4/13/17
Indianapolis
Indiana
4/14/17
Fort Worth
Texas
4/14/17
Hartford
Connecticut
4/14/17
Boise
Idaho
4/14/17
Dallas
Texas
4/14/17
Des Moines
Iowa
4/14/17
Sarasota
Florida
4/14/17
Burlington
Vermont
4/14/17
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
4/14/17
Fairfax
Virginia
4/14/17
Ithaca
New York
4/14/17
Bonita Springs
Florida
4/14/17
Naples
Florida
4/14/17
Corvallis
Oregon
4/14/17
Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts
4/14/17
York
Pennsylvania
4/14/17
Houston
Texas
4/14/17
Salt Lake City
Utah
4/14/17
Plano
Texas
4/14/17
Santa Fe
New Mexico
4/14/17
Coral Gables
Florida
4/14/17
Durham
North Carolina
4/14/17
Chicago
Illinois
4/14/17
Washington D.C.
Virginia
4/14/17
Asheville
North Carolina
4/14/17
Albuquerque
New Mexico
4/14/17
Charlotte
North Carolina
4/14/17
Winston Salem
North Carolina
4/14/17
Hudson
New York
4/20/17
Orinda
California
4/21/17
Gulf Breeze
Florida
4/21/17
Billings
Montana
4/21/17
Tallahassee
Florida
4/21/17
East Stroudsburg
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
Allentown
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
Sewickley
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
Roanoke
Virginia
4/21/17
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
4/21/17
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
4/21/17
Antioch
California
4/23/17
Pelham
New York
4/28/17
Lake Worth
Florida
4/28/17
Missoula
Montana
4/28/17
Eugene
Oregon
4/28/17
Grand Rapids
Michigan
4/28/17
Honolulu
Hawaii
4/28/17
Normal
Illinois
4/28/17
Gloucester
Massachusetts
4/28/17
Williamsburg
Virginia
4/28/17
Eugene
Oregon
4/28/17
Knoxville
Tennessee
4/28/17
Rockland
Maine
4/29/17
Napa
California
4/29/17
Lafayette
Louisiana
5/8/17
Bloomington
Indiana
5/19/17
Lincoln
Nebraska
5/26/17
Blue Jay
California
6/7/17

Frantz - Press Page

Hi Res Photos
For single image download (Open and Right-click to save to desktop)
Frantz - 1
Frantz - 2
Frantz - 3
Frantz - 4

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner - Best Cinematography (Pascal Marti), 42nd César Awards
  • Winner - Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress (Paula Beer), 2016 Venice Film Festival
  • Winner - Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance International Narrative (Paula Beer) & Best International Feature, 2017 Gasparilla International Film Festival 
  • 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

NYT Critics' Pick. "Lyrically seductive." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Full Review 

 

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

"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 


Related Films

Ida
Ida Pawel Pawlikowski
Potiche (Trophy Wife)
Potiche (Trophy Wife) Francois Ozon
Returned, The
Returned, The Fabrice Gobert & Frédéric Mermoud
Book Now