Reasons to Buy
- Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's "lost generation."
- Drawing inspiration from Ernst Lubitsch's Broken Lullaby, this gorgeous black and white period piece is an exploration of how people wrestle with conflicting feelings - survivor's guilt, anger at one's losses, desire for happiness, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments.
- We'll drop whatever we're doing to check out a new Francois Ozon movie. Though not as overtly gay-themed as some of the master filmmaker's other work, there's a subtitle homoerotic undercurrent to the relationship between the two soldiers depicted in the film - although Ozon is careful to subvert expectations.