FRANKIE
Feature Narrative | 100 minutes

HIFF 2019

Spotlight

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/13/2019 and 10/14/2019
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Directed By
Ira Sachs

Produced By
Saïd Ben Saïd
Michel Merkt

Written By
Mauricio Zacharias
Ira Sachs

Featuring
Isabelle Huppert
Brendan Gleeson
Marisa Tomei
Jérémie Renier
Greg Kinnear


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East Coast Premiere

2019 | English/French/Portuguese | France/Portugal

Director Ira Sachs (LOVE IS STRANGE, LITTLE MEN) transplants his usual New York setting for Sintra, Portugal, where the family of Frankie (Isabelle Huppert), an aging actress, is brought together for a family holiday. As Frankie prepares to tell her family of a recent diagnosis, three generations convene amongst the gardens, villas, and beaches of the fabled coastal town over the course of a single October day. Working with a stellar ensemble cast, including Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson, and Greg Kinnear, Sachs’ latest tenderly observed character drama is an affecting look at one family’s turning point.