Frantz

Director: François Ozon.
Starring: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stotzner. France/Germany 2016. 114 mins.
German/French with English subtitles.


Set in the aftermath of the Great War, François Ozon’s loose adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch’s Broken Lullaby has an unsettling question at its core: could a big lie cause less pain than a simple truth? Anna (Beer) is the German fiancée of Frantz, who was killed in battle by French troops. While tending his grave, she is joined by the mysterious Frenchman Adrien (Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), who claims to have known Frantz in Paris before the war. Little things, however, reveal that this is not the whole story. As the two grow closer over time, Anna is drawn into a shady realm of secrets, lies and moral uncertainty. The subtleties and surprising twists and turns of Ozon’s film deliver much more than a challenging moral fable.
Contains infrequent moderate violence.

General admission screenings

Fri 26th May
14.15 18.40
Sat 27th May
18.40
Sun 28th May
20.15
Mon 29th May
18.20
Tue 30th May
20.40
Wed 31st May
15.30
Thu 1st Jun
20.45

Club and Group screenings

Thu 25th May 14.05 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Sat 27th May 15.50 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Sun 28th May 15.05 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Mon 29th May 15.35 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Tue 30th May 15.55 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members. Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Wed 31st May 18.10 Lounge Screen: Warning: This screen has low, casual lounge seats that are fun but not suitable for those who have difficulty getting down to beanbag level.
Thu 1st Jun 11.50 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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