date festival


Double Take


François Ozon
2016 - France / Germany - 1h53

Screenings : wednesday 24 - 7:45 pm - 400 Coups - 5 - presented and followed by a debate with Noée Abita - actress
In 1919, Anna, a young woman from a German village, is intrigued to see a young Frenchman come to pay his respects at the tomb of Frantz, her fiancé who died during the First World War.After some hesitation, Frantz's parents, who she lives with, welcome in this former enemy who softens their grief talking about when he was with their son in Paris, where they were both studying,and where they shared their love of art and music. In a climate which is still hostile to the French, Adrien shares in the life of this family and gets close to Anna, who is seduced by his charms…
An adaptation of the play L'Homme que j'ai tué(The Man I Killed) by Maurice Rostand, already ,adapted for the screen by Ernst Lubitsch, Frantz is the story of liberation which is possible after violent trauma. As is often the case with Ozon, the characters need to release themselves from a weight in the form of a terrible secret. Apart from the question of the moral and physical wounds borne by survivors of the First World War, of the importance of love and culture to reconcile two scarred countries, François Ozon created a fantastic film in which the character of the young woman played by Paula Beer is secretly disturbed by the idea of a homosexual friendship.“François Ozon seems to have achieved true mastery: the delicate, imprecise osmosis between audacity and lyricism. His direction seems to take more time, be fuller, more beautiful and serene. But this doesn't mean that there isn't a storm beneath the calm.” (Pierre Murat; Télérama)

Cast : Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow, Anton von Lucke, Cyrielle Clair, Alice de Lencquesaing
Screenplay : François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo

Production : Mandarin Films

French distributor : Tamasa Distribution