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frantz
24 January 2018
  Rating 12A

France/Germany (2016) 114 minutes
Director: François Ozon
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François Ozon breaks fresh ground with this touching, beautifully crafted period drama set in the aftermath of World War One. In a small German town, Anna mourns her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in combat. She finds comfort in the arrival of a charming young Frenchman, Adrien, who talks about his friendship with Frantz in pre-war student days. Anna introduces Adrien to her parents but what does she really know about this mystery man? Largely filmed in striking black and white, this is an impeccably staged tale in which personal tragedies reflect the agonies of a shattered continent struggling to heal the wounds of war.

Official Selection Venice Film Festival 2016