Tuesday 6th June 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Set in the small German town Quedlingburg, the mostly black-and-white Frantz takes place in 1919, where a young woman quietly mourns her late fiancé who died on the battlefield.
François Ozon wanders into unconventional territory with this astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive remake of Lubitsch’s film Broken Lullaby, using it as a springboard for a profound look at alienation and grief. Ozon captures much of the original movie’s strengths, broadening its themes and launching into richer territory.
France-Germany 2016 – French and German with subtitles – directed by François Ozon – with Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner – 113 min TBC
Ernst Lubitsch remake ‘Frantz’ is François Ozon’s best film in years — VENICE FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW
Ozon’smost polished storytelling achievement since 2004’s “Swimming Pool.” INDIE WIRE