In a small German town after World War I, young German woman Anna mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz who was killed in battle in France. One day Adrien, a young Frenchman (Pierre Niney) also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions.
François Ozon: As I was researching the film, I realised that telling this story in black and white would make it stronger and seem more real. After all, our memory of the war is in black and white. I thought it would be a useful way of immersing the viewer in the story even more. Also, from an aesthetic point of view, the period the film focuses on was a period of grieving and suffering, one which is difficult to imagine in colour.Then, my natural preference for colour prevailed, and I thought it would be nonetheless good to use it, especially in certain settings. I gave the young girl responsible for location scouting in Germany the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich as a point of reference. She found this beautiful landscape and I really wanted to film it in colour. So I had the idea of using colour to flood the film at certain points, as if life is returning. It’s not used logically, but more emotionally, as a feeling.
François Ozon for Cineurope.org
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