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Frantz

Frantz

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

Frantz

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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

Tunkhannock
Pennsylvania
7/18/17
Grand Junction
Colorado
9/6/17

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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 


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