V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Frank

V' 14

Frank

Lenny Abrahamson
GB/IRL, 2014
Fiction, 95min, OF

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Frank

Lenny Abrahamson
GB/IRL, 2014
Fiction, 95min, OF

Actors: 
Michael Fassbender
Frank
Domhnall Gleeson
Jon
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Clara
Scoot McNairy
Don
Tess Harper
Frank's Mother
Screenplay: 
Jon Ronson
Peter Straughan
Sound: 
Niall O’Sullivan
Camera: 
James Mather
Editor: 
Nathan Nugent
Composer: 
Stephen Rennicks
Decoration: 
Richard Bullock

Production: 
Element Pictures, Runaway Fridge, Film4, BFI, Irish Film Board
World Sales: 
Protagonist Pictures
Format: 
DCP
Color

FRANK is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating ... and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band members, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount, and the band’s entire raison d’être is called into question.
The film possesses such creative audacity and thought-provoking observations – propelled by a barrage of wit, performance, and, of course, song – that you are bound to emerge feeling as if you have seen and heard something completely original. (Sundance Film Festival)

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