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'Frantz': a moving period drama by François Ozon

'Frantz': a moving period drama by François Ozon
By Euronews

<p>French director François Ozon is back with an unexpected film quite different to his other movies. ‘Frantz’ is a World War One period drama that looks at <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/francois-ozons-frantz-venice-review-923904">both the French and the German perspective</a>.</p> <p>A French army veteran decides to visit the family of a dead German soldier whom he knew during the war. But his presence is not to everyone’s liking in Frantz’ hometown, where people are struggling with feelings of grief and resentment. </p> <p>The film is a remake of silent movie <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Lullaby">‘Broken Lullaby’</a> (1932) by German director Ernst Lubitsch, himself inspired by a play by French playwright Maurice Rostand (‘L’homme que j’ai tué’, 1930) .</p> <p>Grief, guilt, and forgiveness are the main themes in ‘Frantz’, a much more unorthodox movie than it first seems thanks to the highly original screenplay by François Ozon.</p> <p>German actress <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/10/frantz-review-francois-ozon-toronto-film-festival-tiff">Paula Beer’s performance</a> delivers an outstanding performance alongside France’s Pierre Niney. </p> <p>You can expect a moving and surprising ending to this sensitive, austere film. We hope you enjoy ‘Frantz’ as much as we did. Have good week.</p>