The story follows three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.
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Cannes done Ira dirty. Yeah, well, whatever. Not since 40 SHADES have I loved one of the man's films as much as I love FRANKIE. It's literally an experimental film in the sense that the director and his collaborators have taken a risk in road-testing a new anti-naturalism, closer to Straub-Huillet or VANYA ON 42ND STREET than Rohmer. Maybe brush up on Deleuze's concept of the affection-image before scoping this gem.