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April 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm


April 25, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:20 pm


AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505


South Bay Film Society

Screening TUESDAY April 25.

Critics pick, New York Times
Critics pick, Los Angeles Times

In 1919, in a small France-hating German town, Anna (played by rising international star Paula Beer) lives with the parents of her fiance, Frantz, who died on the battlefield. One day, she notices a distraught young man, a stranger, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. This is the mystery that initiates François Ozon’s austerely compelling FRANTZ, an engrossing, intrigue-filled period drama about postwar grief and the therapeutic power of the benevolent lie.

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

“A richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece that is both urgent and contemporary.” – Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“Mr. Ozon is a formidable storyteller. Ms. Beer is a quietly spellbinding star.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“It’s a rare beauty, this odd-duck of a period piece from the great French director François Ozon….In contrasting cultural superiority and xenophobia against the healing power of art and forgiveness, FRANTZ is a film of its time … and ours.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Language: German, French (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 53 min.