After the Storm

PG-13 - Drama, History

1hr 53min, French/German with English Subtitles

Directed by François Ozon

Written by François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo, Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner

“Astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive. it’s impossible to deny the sheer narrative sophistication.”
- Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Exquisite and haunting…one of the talented director Francois Ozon’s very best films."
- Dennis Dermody, Paper

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), FRANTZ recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's "lost generation": Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany's defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

What follows is a surprising exploration of how Ozon's characters' wrestle with their conflicting feelings - survivor's guilt, anger at one's losses, the overriding desire for happiness despite everything that has come before, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments. Ozon drew his inspiration from Ernst Lubitsch's 1932 drama Broken Lullaby, with stunning visual references to painter Caspar David Friedrich.

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Show Times
Thu, Apr 27 5:00pm     Buy Tickets
Fri, Apr 28 4:00pm     Buy Tickets
Sun, Apr 30 8:00pm     Buy Tickets
Tue, May 2 12:10pm**     Buy Tickets
Thu, May 4 2:00pm*     Buy Tickets
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