Unfolding over the course of a late summer’s day in the stunningly beautiful Portuguese town of Sintra, the wonderful new film from acclaimed director Ira Sachs follows a family that has gathered for a holiday organised by family matriarch Frankie. In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers – all stirred by their romantic impulses – discover both the cracks between them but also unexpected depths of feeling.
Isabelle Huppert stuns in the titular role, alongside an outstanding cast that includes Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear. FRANKIE delivers a funny and utterly engaging cinematic treat.
FRANKIE is brought to audiences by writer/director Ira Sachs, his frequent collaborator Mauricio Zacharias and producers Saïd Ben Saïd Michel Merkt.