Silver Screen: Frantz



Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow & Anton von Lucke

Director: François Ozon

Running Time: 114 minutes

Certificate: 12A - contains infrequent moderate violence

Country: France / Germany (subtitled)

Format: 2D

Dedicated fortnightly screenings of contemporary and classic films. The ticket price includes a complimentary tea / coffee and biscuits.


"This is one of Ozon’s very best films; a subtle, beautifully observed and very restrained melodrama. Frantz shows a director a reflective groove. It’s one of his most heartfelt films, beautifully made and very moving in its own quiet, self-effacing way"
- Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent

"Colour flashbacks are infused with inviting warmth in this elegant interwar romance, which contrasts with the black and white of a reality in which everyone mourns at least one loved one. There’s a pleasing symmetry to this story and Beer’s silky self-possession is utterly beguiling"
- Wendy Ide, The Observer

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.


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Thursday 1st June 2017

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