Frantz

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Frantz (12A) 114mins

One of world cinema’s most prolific auteurs, François Ozon (Swimming Pool, In the House) returns with the moving and poetic period drama Frantz, an elegant reimagining of the story behind Ernst Lubitsch’s undersung 1932 drama Broken Lullaby.

In a small German town in 1919, Anna mourns every day at the grave of her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in battle during World War I. One day she spies a mysterious young Frenchman, Adrien, also laying flowers at the grave. Together they begin to bond over their shared grief, though Anna is intrigued by the enigmatic nature of Adrien’s relationship with her fiancé. As the pair become increasingly close, long buried secrets are revealed that will change the fabric of their lives and take them across a wearied and battle-scarred Europe.

Shot with stunning black-and-white photography, Frantz is a masterfully told story of romance, grief and guilt featuring two remarkable lead performances from newcomers Paula Beer and Pierre Niney. At once graceful and and gripping, it is an intimate and timely exploration of healing and forgiveness across European borders.

Directed by Francois Ozon and starring Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Anton von Lucke, Johann von Bülow, Marie Gruber and Ernst Stötzner.

'Sumptuous... feels like new territory for Ozon'  The Guardian

'Beautifully made and very moving'  The Independent

'Beer’s exquisite face holds the screen like a silent star'  The Times

'a quiet joy... a human drama with an aching heart'  Empire

'a fascinating exploration of the complexities of war from the perspective of those left behind'  The Scotsman

'sumptuous' The Guardian

'skillfully plays with viewer's expectations'  Total Film

'pitch perfect performances'  Empire

' a quiet joy'  Empire

'Ozon’s genius as a filmmaker is the way he can turn thematically complex material into highly entertaining movies, and Frantz is one of his most impressive balancing acts' The Skinny

'A richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece' The Hollywood Reporter

'A mature work that transcends genre pastiche to be intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying' Screen

'Astonishingly beautiful' IndieWire

'A subtle and romantic melodrama that cunningly plays with our perception of reality, as if seen through a mirror, and through lies and illusions'  Cineuropa

'lush emotions and rich style'  Sunday Times

'utterly beguiling'  The Observer

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


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Rye

Frantz (12A) 114mins

One of world cinema’s most prolific auteurs, François Ozon (Swimming Pool, In the House) returns with the moving and poetic period drama Frantz, an elegant reimagining of the story behind Ernst Lubitsch’s undersung 1932 drama Broken Lullaby.

In a small German town in 1919, Anna mourns every day at the grave of her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in battle during World War I. One day she spies a mysterious young Frenchman, Adrien, also laying flowers at the grave. Together they begin to bond over their shared grief, though Anna is intrigued by the enigmatic nature of Adrien’s relationship with her fiancé. As the pair become increasingly close, long buried secrets are revealed that will change the fabric of their lives and take them across a wearied and battle-scarred Europe.

Shot with stunning black-and-white photography, Frantz is a masterfully told story of romance, grief and guilt featuring two remarkable lead performances from newcomers Paula Beer and Pierre Niney. At once graceful and and gripping, it is an intimate and timely exploration of healing and forgiveness across European borders.

Directed by Francois Ozon and starring Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Anton von Lucke, Johann von Bülow, Marie Gruber and Ernst Stötzner.

'Sumptuous... feels like new territory for Ozon'  The Guardian

'Beautifully made and very moving'  The Independent

'Beer’s exquisite face holds the screen like a silent star'  The Times

'a quiet joy... a human drama with an aching heart'  Empire

'a fascinating exploration of the complexities of war from the perspective of those left behind'  The Scotsman

'sumptuous' The Guardian

'skillfully plays with viewer's expectations'  Total Film

'pitch perfect performances'  Empire

' a quiet joy'  Empire

'Ozon’s genius as a filmmaker is the way he can turn thematically complex material into highly entertaining movies, and Frantz is one of his most impressive balancing acts' The Skinny

'A richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece' The Hollywood Reporter

'A mature work that transcends genre pastiche to be intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying' Screen

'Astonishingly beautiful' IndieWire

'A subtle and romantic melodrama that cunningly plays with our perception of reality, as if seen through a mirror, and through lies and illusions'  Cineuropa

'lush emotions and rich style'  Sunday Times

'utterly beguiling'  The Observer

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


PLAY TRAILER play trailer