Shot mainly in black and white and for the most part in German, Frantz is a use by prolific French director Ozon of a new and engrossing sober style. In post WW1 Germany Anna is mourning the death of her fiancé Frantz and is now living with his parents. While on one of her frequent visits to Frantz’s grave she encounters a Frenchman, Adrien, who explains that the men had been friends. Against a background of anti-French feeling a friendship develops between the two, which is accepted by Frantz’s parents. However all is not quite as it seems when Anna leaves to travel with Adrien to Paris.
Doors open at 19.00 for this joint event with Abingdon and District Twin Towns Society. It is in the main programme and the film is covered by your subscription but food & drink are extra. The film starts at 19:45 approximately.
Dir: François Ozon 112mins France 2016