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About

Following its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Frantz has received acclaim at festivals worldwide. Esteemed French filmmaker Francois Ozon makes his Sundance Film Festival debut with this singular title.

Following World War I, Anna quietly mourns the death of her German soldier fiancé, Frantz. Her grief is ruptured when she witnesses a stranger, Adrien, laying flowers at her beloved’s grave. Desperate for a connection to Frantz, Anna casts aside her animosity toward Adrien’s French origins and envelops him into her life. She basks in the stories he unfolds of Frantz, and their friendship in Paris before the war. But when the true nature of his bond with Frantz is revealed, Adrien flees Germany, sending Anna on a journey to Paris after him.

Based loosely on Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 film Broken Lullaby, Frantz is a profound look at the emotional devastation left in the tracks of war and the mechanisms humans grasp at while attempting to cope. Aided by a stunning performance from newcomer Paula Beer, Frantz resonates far beyond the confines of love and war.

YEAR 2016

SECTION Spotlight

COUNTRY France/Germany

RUN TIME 114 min

LANGUAGE French and German

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Music Box Films

WEBSITE http://www.musicboxfilms.com/

EMAIL info@musicboxfilms.com

PHONE (312) 241-1320

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Artist Bio

François Ozon

François Ozon was born in Paris in 1967. After earning his master's degree in cinema at Paris 1, he entered the famous French film school, La Fémis, in 1990. Since then, Ozon has shot films in Super 8, video, 16mm, and 35mm. Many of his short films have been in competition at various international festivals, including 1994's Action Vérité (Truth or Dare), which began Ozon's long collaboration with Fidélité Productions.