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    Frantz

    Directed by François Ozon
    France/Germany | 113 minutes | Modern Masters

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    Frantz

    Directed by François Ozon
    France/Germany | 113 minutes | Modern Masters

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    Frantz

    Directed by François Ozon
    France/Germany | 113 minutes | Modern Masters

Ozon is in top form in this beautiful and haunting tale, set in Germany in the aftermath of World War I, in which a grieving young woman falls in love with her dead fiancé’s French friend. “Astonishingly beautiful… a profound look at alienation and grief.” Indiewire

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film synopsis

It's 1919 in a small German village in the aftermath of World War I. Anna (Paula Beer, in a breakout performance) is in mourning for the death of her fiancé, Frantz, killed in the trenches. At his graveside she spies a man leaving flowers. He is a Frenchman, Adrien, and he tells Anna that he and her fiancé were friends in Paris before the war. She introduces him to Frantz's parents, with whom she lives, and they are won over despite their hostility to all things French. Through Adrien's memories, they can feel close to the son they lost, and Anna finds herself powerfully drawn to the sensitive and mysterious visitor.

But all is not as it seems in François Ozon's masterly study of grief, forgiveness and the consolations of illusion. Shot in somber black and white that bleeds into color at crucial moments, Frantz is a moving and complex portrait of a woman seeking to rebuild her life from the ashes of war.

"Astonishingly beautiful... a profound look at alienation and grief."  Eric Kohn, Indiewire

film details

Country: France/Germany
Year: 2016
Running Time: 113 minutes
Language: French
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Best Young Actor (Paula Beer), Venice
Director: François Ozon
Producers: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
Principal Cast: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann Von Bülow
Cinematographers: Pascal Marti
Editor: Laure Gardette
Screenwriter: François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo
US Distributor: Music Box Films
International Sales Company: Mars Distribution

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