For his first Cannes entry, beloved auteur Ira Sachs is bringing the heat, care of a star-studded cast of both regulars and newbies, all centered around the eponymous Frankie, a formidable matriarch who has brought together her family in the sunny climes of Sintra, Portugal.
The film stars Isabelle Huppert in a role already earning awards buzz, along with Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier, Greg Kinnear, and many more, all of whom are introduced in the following gallery, exclusive to IndieWire.
Per the film’s official synopsis: “Unfolding over the course of a late summer’s day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, ‘Frankie’ follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert). In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers — stirred by their romantic impulses — discover the cracks between them, as well as unexpected depth of feeling.”
“Frankie” will premiere in Competition at Cannes 2019, and Sony Pictures Classics will release it in the coming months. Click through the gallery to see exclusive new stills from the film, along with artfully crafted captions, penned by Sachs himself.