Frantz Reviews

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October 2, 2019
For Ozon, Frantz is an intriguing change of pace, a period piece in another language, and with straightforward but evident depth... But you'll be hard pressed to remember much about it beyond the stirring presence of Paula Beer.
August 6, 2019
Few films can announce themselves as succinctly with an opening image as Frantz does.
June 4, 2019
A beautifully crafted, yet somehow distant work that is deeply moving at times, cold at others.
March 5, 2019
Frantz swings the audience constantly between hope and despair for its characters thanks to a combination of winning performances, clever plotting, and stunning visuals. It's a pleasure to watch from beginning to end.
February 1, 2019
As usual, Ozon was solid behind the camera in a classic (re)tale about remorse, forgiveness, and passion.
November 3, 2018
The film does not continue in a conventional trajectory. It becomes Anna's story of self-discovery and will to live. It's haunting.
August 23, 2018
Strains credibility towards the end, but the performances, by [Paula] Beer especially, are first class.
August 21, 2018
A decent film, but call me crazy for wanting "Frantz" to be better than decent.
March 30, 2018
Using a structure that turns the film into a game of mirrors that constantly reveals new perspectives and unexpected depths... Ozon conducts an intimately epic examination... [Full review in Spanish
March 6, 2018
Although Frantz' plot suffers from a lack of clarity, it's undeniable that the contemplations regarding female dynamics are worthy of applause. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 16, 2018
Because Frantz is 99.9 percent domestic, ponderously paced, shot in black and white . . . it plays like a film version of an Anton Chekhov short story.
January 9, 2018
... the filmmaker carries out a successful appropriation. [Full review in Spanish]
January 8, 2018
... a remake of a not very well known film by Lubitsch, Remordimiento (1932), in turn based on a theatrical piece by Maurice Rostand. [Full review in Spanish]
December 19, 2017
Frantz depicts how inevitably some measure of healing and progress is necessary for these survivors, however imperfectly plotted their steps forward.
November 29, 2017
... Frantz fulfills it's task in a lucid and above all subtle way. [Full review in Spanish]
October 12, 2017
While it intrigues for a while, the sprawling story runs badly out of steam.
October 11, 2017
At once a blast from the past and thoroughly modern moviemaking.
October 11, 2017
Frantz deftly escapes the traps of its own limited premise by creating a mirror version of itself, like many of its own characters do.
September 14, 2017
It's a visual game that strengthens Ozon's ideas, even if it makes them a little obvious. [Full review in Spanish]
September 14, 2017
One of the simplest and most admirably beautiful tapes to be seen this year. [Full review in Spanish]
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