Our Spotlight film for May 2017 is a sumptuous monochrome period war drama from one of France's most important living filmmakers, François Ozon.
Set in a small German town after World War I, young German woman Anna (Venice award-winning Paula Beer) mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz who was killed in battle in France.
But when a young Frenchman Adrien (Pierre Niney) arrives, claiming to have been close friends with her late partner, Anna finds herself falling for this charming stranger and a passionate affair begins.
Ozon throws in a deliciously twisty narrative, which along with his visual flair, make Frantz an utterly compelling watch.
BBFC Classification Advice: Infrequent moderate violence.
Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins
BBFC Advice: 12A
Director(s): François Ozon
Country of Origin: France, Germany
Year of release: 2016
Language(s): In German (subtitles in English)
This film is part of the Ozon Season seasonSee all