Apr 28- May 4
In French and German with English subtitles
Winner – Venice Film Festival
Winner- Sedona International Film Festival
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, 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.
“François Ozon’s Frantz is a very modern period piece — and a beautiful one — with a fascinating lineage.” -Wall Street Journal
“With its bows to Lubitsch, Friedrich, and Mahler, Frantz is a testament to the consoling power of art.” -NPR
“Ozon creates a beautiful stillness in Frantz that makes us feel we are there in the midst of these lives.” -San Francisco Chronicle