In August 2015, the successful French director François Ozon came to Görlitz to produce his film “Frantz“. In this film, encounters at the grave play a central role. The cemetery Nikolaifriedhof in Görlitz provided the perfect setting for these scenes. With its Baroque crypts and tombstones, it creates an almost magical atmosphere, which is beautifully reflected in the film, too.
German-French drama by Francois Ozon. Spring 1919: Anna (Paula Beer), living in a small German town shortly after the First World War, goes to the grave of her fiancé Frantz, who was killed in France, every day. One day, Adrien, (Pierre Niney), a young Frenchman, also takes flowers to Frantz’s grave. The secret of Adrien’s appearance in the town after the German defeat causes unforeseeable reactions.
Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Marie Gruber, Ernst Stötzner, Johann von Bülow
Venice Film Festival 2016: Paula Beer as the Best European Actress
César Awards (France) 2017: Best Cinematography (Pascal Marti)
National Board of Review (USA) 2017: The Five Best Foreign Language Films
Éric Altmayer, Uwe Schott, Stefan Arndt, Nicolas Altmayer
Type of production
kino - Produktion