FRANTZ

Rating: PG
Length: 113 mins
Cast:
Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.

“Frantz is arguably one of the straightest films Ozon has made – in both the dramatic and the sexual senses – but his complex sensibilities and fine-tuned irony are very evident in a mature work that transcends genre pastiche to be intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying.” SCREEN INTERNATIONAL.

“Are there cases when a cold, hard lie could cause less suffering and therefore be advisable? Or, seen from a different angle, can fiction be more soothing than the truth? That’s the intriguing notion at the center of Frantz, the latest film from French filmmaker Francois — what’s in a name? — Ozon, who has taken an atypical two-year period to craft this richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece (rather than his Woody Allen-like rhythm of a new feature each year).”HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Official Trailer