An official selection at Cannes and TIFF, Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the trailer for Ira Sachs’ Frankie. While the filmmaker is known for his films contending with family dramas in Manhattan (Keep the Lights On, Love is Strange), his latest feature transplants him to the beautiful locale of Portugal. Starring Isabelle Huppert as the matriarch of a family, bringing them to her seaside town for a reunion and to unveil a secret that could shake their dynamic to the core. Co-starring with Huppert are Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, and Vinette Robinson.
Our review by Rory O’Connor notes, “It is a heartfelt and modest work but an oddly languid one, a movie that asks the viewer to dig beneath the awkward, stilted topsoil of uneasy family reunion and find the tangled roots beneath….The film tries so hard to position Huppert’s character as something larger than life, a shadow under which these characters must now come to terms with no longer living in.”
See the trailer below.
Frankie opens on October 27.