The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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[Director François] Ozon uses Frantz to investigate the nature of forgiveness following a war-though they shared a border, Germany and France were on opposite sides of the conflict-and the weight of grief.
Ozon's latest is a twisty-turny post-War mystery - think 'A Very Long Bereavement' - that boasts a kaleidoscope of quiet emotions. It unfolds slowly, but rewards patience with strong performances and a swooning third act.
François Ozon's film is inspired by the 1932 picture Broken Lullaby, and, though the ever-inventive director has taken the plot in a new direction the movie's appeal is essentially that of an old-fashioned melodrama.
François Ozon is a master at taking apart the French chattering classes, but here he attempts an almost classical piece of film-making in black and white, French and German, a tangled tale of love and friendship.
Essentially, the film is concerned with a deeper mystery: how to deal with the aftermath of a grief like Anna's; and director Ozon tackles this concern with subtlety, intelligence and affecting sensitivity.