Lenny Abrahamson
GBR, IRL 2014
95 min

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)

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal - Clara
  • Tess Harper - Frank's Mother
  • Michael Fassbender - Frank
  • Domhnall Gleeson - Jon
  • Scoot McNairy - Don
  • Jon Ronson
  • Peter Straughan
  • James Mather
  • Niall O’Sullivan
  • Nathan Nugent
  • Stephen Rennicks
  • Richard Bullock
Element Pictures, Runaway Fridge, Film4, BFI, Irish Film Board

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