Greetings Kelowna Film Fans! The Kelowna Film Society invites you to the next film in our Fall 2017 Series: Frantz
In 1919 small-town Germany, Anna (Paula Beer) lives with the parents of her deceased fiancé, Frantz. An intriguing Frenchman, Adrien (Pierre Niney), keeps laying flowers on Frantz’ grave. In the wake of the First World War, where there was so much bitterness between Germany and France, this somewhat heroic gesture translates into an intimate tension between Anna, Frantz’ family and Adrien.
Freely inspired by Ernst Lubitsch’s Broken Lullaby (1932), this richly imagined period piece is shot masterfully in black and white and colour. It examines complex sensibilities in its study of Anna’s dilemma: should she reveal Adrien’s secret to Frantz’ parents and hurt them, or should she keep silent?
François Ozon’s award-winning film is concerned with mourning and the power of stories true or false for grieving. Extraordinarily powerful performances, a gorgeous score and pristine photography make this a true gem of a dramatic film.
Kelowna Film Society 2017 Membership cards will be available at the door at a cost of $1. Please remember...you must show your membership card when entering the theatre for the evenings film.
Note there is a 4 p.m. screening and a 7 p.m. screening of this film. Tickets for the 4 p.m. screening will be available starting at 3:30 p.m. and tickets for the 7 p.m. will be available at 6 p.m. after the 4 p.m. film is completed.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and we hope to see you Wednesday!