15 yrs 95 minutes 2013 6.9

Frank is a surreal comedy about an eccentric punk band. Jon, a young man dreaming of a career in music, gets in over his head when standing in for the keyboardist in an odd band called Sornprfbs. The band’s front figure, Frank, always carries a big papier-maché head covering his real face and his scary side kick Clara doesn’t make the atmosphere any more soothing. The band travels to Ireland to record an album, but the recording takes longer and longer time. Jon starts writing about the band on twitter, which soon gathers a large following, which doesn’t quite appeal to all the band members. “This movie isn’t for the broad audience, but Frank is admirably consequent and uncompromisingly executed by the director Leonard Abrahamson and the lead actor Michael Fassbender, who does whatever comes to his mind”, Mats Johnson writes for Göteborgsposten. He concludes: “In one way the movie is a jest of eccentric pop bands, but in another way, it’s an homage to musical creativity”.   

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Comedy, drama
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Actor: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English