MUN Cinema Series: Frankie
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7-8:45 p.m.
Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Avalon Mall
Frankie (France, Portugal 2019) 98 min.
Directed by Ira Sachs.
With Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Isabelle Huppert et al.
We don’t like to take a pass on anything Huppert appears in. And NL residents are especially fond of actor Gleeson (The Grand Seduction) and so that’s at least two good reasons to see this families-in-conflict drama. She is Frankie and he is husband Jimmy. They show up in a charming European town for a reunion with their extended multi-culti clan — and let the games/quiet encounters begin. This is a day-in-the-life slice of ensemble acting by some very talented performers. Low-key and slowly revealing, the film aspires to an unforced naturalism as the characters take on past grudges and embrace new possibilities with a kind of random lightness. It’s all very enchanting and nothing could be finer than to be in Sintra, Portugal, in December.
Presented by MUN Cinema