9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Frantz (2017 Feature Film)

François Ozon | France, Germany | 2016 | color | DCP | 113 min | French, German | d.s.

A German woman grieving the death of her lover in World War I is shocked when his grave is visited by a Frenchman, who claims he was friends with her beloved before the war. The two bond over their shared connection, unaware of the true reason the Frenchman has come to visit.

World War I has come to an end. In a German village, Anna (Paula Beer) mourns the death of her fiancée, Frantz, who was killed on the front in France. Her parents are eager to marry her off to another German suitor, but she’s unwilling to entertain the option. She perks up with the surprise arrival of Adrien (Pierre Niney), a lanky Frenchman with a sexy mustache, who claims to have been close friends with Frantz, and taught him to play the violin. Initially, Anna’s father wants nothing to do with the man. Adrien proves to be such a charming presence, however, that even Anna’s family soon come around to embracing him, unaware of the true reason Adrien has come to visit the family.

Filmed mostly in black and white, colors are used only when the memories of Frantz are recalled, creating deeply moving scenes.

Place: CINEMA 2

Date: 6 April 2017

Time: 22:00

Duration: 1:30

Place: CINEMA 2

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 14:00

Duration: 1:46

Place: CINEMA 4

Date: 9 April 2017

Time: 21:45

Duration: 1:25

Year in
Festival

2017

Director

François Ozon

Camera

Pascal Marti

Cast

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

Country

France
Germany

Editor

Laure Gardette

Language

French
German

Length

113 min

Music

Philippe Rombi

Producer

Eric Altmayer
Nicolas Altmayer
Stefan Arndt
Uwe Schot

Production Company

Mandarin Production
X Filme Creative Pool Gmdh

Production Design

Michel Barthémély

Sales

Films Distribution

Scenario

François Ozon

Sound Design

Jean-Paul Hurier

Year of Production

2016

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