Wednesday December 18th, 2019 at 7 PM


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Ira Sachs · France/Portugal · 2019 · 98 mins · PG

Frankie brings together a star-studded cast that includes Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson and Marisa Tomei, amongst others. It's a generational family drama whose members and friends are brought together by the matriarch, Frankie (Huppert), on a bittersweet vacation full of reflections on time, love and loss. Frankie, one of the most popular actors in France, is the glue that holds her family together. She is determined to have a reunion that they won't forget, before she drops a bombshell that will change their lives forever. Frankie is bittersweet, as the characters go through a range of emotions, so does the audience. It's sorrowful, but Sachs crafts a script with humour, as well. The film's setting, Sintra, Portugal, is fairytale-esque, and Rui Poças's cinematography is picturesque and soothing. –Exclaim!“Huppert wields her screen persona with great purpose, could this be the performance of her lifetime?” IndieWire“What a thorough pleasure to be in the company of “Frankie,” a film that feels like a sumptuous beach read on a lazy sunny afternoon.” RodgerEbert.comCast Isabelle Huppert, Sennia Nanua, Ariyon Bakare

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