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Frantz Reviews

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August 29, 2017
. . .above all Frantz is a film about reclaiming life.
August 25, 2017
[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.
August 22, 2017
They've taken us deep into the lives of characters who live in the past, but whose emotions still feel painfully alive.
June 14, 2017
A splendid cast work through the complications and stages of grief to provide a scathingly anti-nationalist warning from history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2017
It's one of the most beguilingly beautiful and heart-tugging films of the year so far.
June 2, 2017
"Frantz" offers a sympathetic, if dark, look at the awful wake of war, at the cost of institutional violence, as well as the cost of surviving.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 30, 2017
The plot itself is interesting, but what makes it even more so is that it pivots on the idea that human beings have the power to accept facts and interpret truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
May 19, 2017
Ozon has achieved emotional depths that are rather new for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2017
While not quite the masterpiece that it intends to be, Frantz still stands as one of the most touching romances this year so far.
May 17, 2017
As the film takes on the tone of a Hitchcockian detective story, the micro and macro themes converge compellingly.
May 15, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2017
There's a pleasing symmetry to this story - lie is matched by lie, journey by journey - and Beer's silky self-possession is utterly beguiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2017
François Ozon crafts a sombre monochrome melodrama, which adopts its female protagonist's perspective and skilfully plays with viewers' expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2017
The film has valid things to say about war, national enmities and the nature of forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2017
Frantz is the work of a rascal, but a rascal in an unusually reflective frame of mind. Even with its mysteries solved, you can't help but keep turning it over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2017
A much needed but underwhelming ode to pacifism and the futility of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2017
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.
May 11, 2017
While at times heavy-handed, the film nevertheless casts a spell with its controlled and affecting performances, and a Hitchcockian sense of romanticism and ambiguity; even the score recalls Vertigo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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