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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.

Event Information

Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins

BBFC Advice: 12A

Director(s): François Ozon

Country of Origin: France, Germany

Year of release:

Language(s): In German (subtitles in English)

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