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.
Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner
Director: François Ozon
In French and German with English subtitles.
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“Inspired! Exceptional and one of Ozon’s best.”
– Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
“Remarkably involving! Mr. Ozon is a formidable storyteller. A very modern period piece-and a beautiful one. Ms. Beer is a quietly spellbinding star.”
– Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“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 that is both urgent and contemporary.”
– Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
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Run time: 1:53 h