Our opening film of the 2018/19 season, on Tuesday 11 September, is François Ozon’s Frantz. In 1919 in Germany, a young woman named Anna is mourning the death of her fiancé, Frantz Hoffmeister, in the war that has only recently ended.
One day a young Frenchman appears in her town, visits Frantz’s grave and contacts his parents. In time, he wins the affection of both Anna and the Hoffmeisters; but complications arise when Anna discovers his true motives. A spellbinding and moving film, with wonderful performances by Paula Beer and Pierre Niney in the lead roles. Shot in sumptuous black and white.