From acclaimed French filmmaker François Ozon comes a haunting tale of love and reconciliation through the eyes of the First World War's lost generation.
In a small German town in the immediate aftermath of World War I, Anna (Paula Beer) mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé, Frantz, when she suddenly encounters a mysterious young Frenchman (Pierre Niney) laying flowers at her beloved’s grave. Grasping for a shared connection to her lost love, Anna welcomes Adrien, a French war veteran, into her life, their bond of sorrow propelling a chilling tale of guilt and forgiveness, eros and thantos, as two lost young people struggle to escape from the shadow of death and war.
Inspired by Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 film Broken Lullaby, Frantz is an elegant and dramatic love story—both between two individuals and between two nations at the core of the imperiled European Union experiment.
“Exquisite and haunting…one of the talented director Francois Ozon’s very best films.” - Dennis Dermody, Paper