THURS 7 DEC
In a small German town in 1919, Anna mourns every day at the grave of her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in battle during World War I. One day, she spies a mysterious young Frenchman, Adrien, also laying flowers at the grave. Together, they begin to bond over their shared grief and Anna is intrigued by the enigmatic nature of Adrien’s relationship with her fiancé. As the pair become increasingly close, long-buried secrets are revealed that will change their lives and take them across a battle-scarred Europe.
Shot mainly in stunning black-and-white, Frantz is a masterly told story of romance, grief and guilt, featuring two remarkable lead performances from newcomers Paula Beer and Pierre Niney. At once graceful and gripping, it is a timely exploration of healing and forgiveness across European borders.