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Film Night | Frantz
presented by the Port Moody Film Society
Frantz posterSet in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918) this adaptation by French director François Ozon of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 antiwar film Broken Lullaby tells the story of a young German woman grieving the loss of her fiancé, Frantz. She discovers a French veteran visiting her fiancé’s grave who claims to have been a friend of the fallen soldier. Frantz swings the audience constantly between hope and despair for its characters thanks to a combination of winning performances, clever plotting, and stunning visuals.

Drama/History/Romance | France/Germany | Rated PG-13 | 1 hour 53 minutes

Film trailer for Frantz here

At the door, Member Admission $5, Membership $5 a year.