Long Island Language Teachers - LILT
Plaza Mac welcomes Long Island Language Teachers (LILT) to Sunday Brunch Matinee for our private screening of Frantz on March 3rd, 2018. We are excited to work with a group of professionals who are passionate about film and its ability to foster intercultural dialogue, enhance communication skills and promote media literacy in language classes. Plaza Mac is here to support your work and offers a variety of educational programming to meet your needs. A special thanks for all you do and see you soon at Plaza Mac.
For any questions, please email our Media Education Coordinator Jennifer Gagliardi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Directed by François Ozon
Starring Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Paula Beer