FRANTZ – Hull Truck Theatre – June 6

Hull Independent Cinema presents: FRANTZ

7pm, 6 June 2017,  Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull

François Ozon | 2016 | France / Germany | Cert 15 | 113 mins | French/German language

Programme details

Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar. Doors to the screening room open ten minutes before the performance at 7:00PM

In a small German town after World War I, young German woman Anna mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz who was killed in battle in France. One day, young Frenchman Adrien, a young Frenchman also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions

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, 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, conjured up in evocative flashbacks. What follows is a surprising exploration of how Ozon’s characters’ wrestle with their conflicting feelings – survivor’s guilt, anger at one’s losses, the overriding desire for happiness despite everything that has come before, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments. Ozon drew his inspiration from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 drama Broken Lullaby, with stunning visual references to painter Caspar David Friedrich

“A mature work that transcends genre pastiche to be intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying”– Screen International


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