Frankie

Showings

Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 6 12:00 PM
Sequoia 2 Thu, Oct 10 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Country:France
Portugal
Year:2019
Running Time:100 min.
Premiere Status:US
Language:English
French
Portuguese
Director:Ira Sachs
Producer:Saïd Ben Saïd
Michel Merkt
Screenwriter:Mauricio Zacharias
Ira Sachs
Cinematographer:Rui Poças
Editor:Sophie Reine
Cast:Isabelle Huppert
Brendan Gleeson
Marisa Tomei
Jérémie Renier
Pascal Greggory
Greg Kinnear
Vinette Robinson
Carloto Cotta
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Note Writer:Joe Bowman

Description

Renowned film and TV star Françoise “Frankie” Crémont (played by the incandescent Isabelle Huppert in yet another arresting performance), facing a terminal diagnosis, brings her family and friends to the Portuguese resort town of Sintra for what may be their final trip together. With the grace and ease of Nouvelle Vague directors Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, American auteur Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On) weaves an exquisite, picturesque tapestry of complex familial bonds and interpersonal struggles as Frankie’s loved ones—including her adult son Paul (Jérémie Renier), grieving husband Jimmy (Brendan Gleeson), despondent stepdaughter Sylvia (Vinette Robinson), gay ex-husband Michel (Pascal Greggory), and trusted colleague Ilene (a luminous Marisa Tomei)—attempt to reach closure and make amends over the course of a single day. As always, Huppert carries the film with her uncanny intelligence and sometimes startling vulnerability, held together by her singular, wry sense of humor.


EXPECTED GUEST for 10/6 screening only: Director Ira Sachs

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Additional Information

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Ira Sachs’ features include The Delta (1996), winter of an Outstanding Emerging Talent prize at LA Outfest; Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Grand Jury prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival; Married Life (2007); Keep the Lights On (2012), winner of the Teddy at the Berlin International Film Festival; Love Is Strange (2014); and Little Men (2016), which captured a Special Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival.