March 31 - April 6, 2017

France | 2016 | 113 Minutes | François Ozon

SIFF Cinema Uptown 
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation.”

Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), 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, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

Director: François Ozon
Principal Cast: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Marie Gruber, Ernst Stötzner, Johann Von Bülow, Anton Von Lucke
Country: France, Germany
Year: 2016
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Producer: Eric Altmayer, Nicholas Altmayer, Stefan Arndt, and Uwe Schott
Screenplay: Francois Ozon in collaboration with Philippe Piazzo
Cinematographers: Pascal Marti
Editors: Laure Gardett
Music: Philippe Rombi
Language: French, German
HasSubTitles: Yes
Rating: PG-13
US Distributor: Music Box Films
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