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Frankie  2019
A Family Vacation
Director:  Ira Sachs
Producer:
  Saïd Ben Saïd and Michel Merkt
Art Director:
  Silvia Grabowski
Editor:
  Sophie Reine
Music:
  Dickon Hinchliffe
Screenplay:
  Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
Director of Photography:
  Rui Poças
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Cast:
people1 Isabelle Huppert
people1 Brendan Gleeson
people1 Marisa Tomei
people1 Greg Kinnear
spacer1 Jérémie Renier
spacer1 Vinette Robinson
spacer1 Ariyon Bakare
spacer1 Carloto Cotta
spacer1 Sennia Nenua
spacer1 Pascal Greggory
spacer1 Mikaela Lupu
spacer1 Márcia Brela
people1 Isabelle Huppert people1 Brendan Gleeson people1 Marisa Tomei
people1 Greg Kinnear spacer1 Jérémie Renier spacer1 Vinette Robinson
spacer1 Ariyon Bakare spacer1 Carloto Cotta spacer1 Sennia Nenua
spacer1 Pascal Greggory spacer1 Mikaela Lupu spacer1 Márcia Brela
people1 Isabelle Huppert people1 Brendan Gleeson
people1 Marisa Tomei people1 Greg Kinnear
spacer1 Jérémie Renier spacer1 Vinette Robinson
spacer1 Ariyon Bakare spacer1 Carloto Cotta
spacer1 Sennia Nenua spacer1 Pascal Greggory
spacer1 Mikaela Lupu spacer1 Márcia Brela

Synopsis:
With its idyllic setting and glorious ensemble of international stars — among them Oscar nominees Isabelle Huppert and Greg Kinnear, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, and three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson — the latest from director Ira Sachs (Little Men) beguiles from the onset. But just below its veneer of charming characters navigating romantic entanglements and quaint village pathways is a sombre musing about family, mortality, and the myriad ways we come to know ourselves by reaching out to others.

Frankie (Huppert), a famous film and television actress, has summoned a league of loved ones to join her for a holiday in Sintra, Portugal, renowned for its sprawling gardens, handsome villas, and healing waters. The attendees include her current and former husbands (Gleeson and Pascal Greggory, respectively), her chronically single son Paul (Jérémie Renier), her unhappily married daughter Sylvia (Vinette Robinson), and Sylvia's adolescent daughter Maya (Sennia Nanua), who wants as little to do with the occasion as possible. The family is joined by Frankie's old friend Irene (Tomei), a film-set hair stylist who Frankie hopes to set up with Paul — though Irene's current beau, Hollywood cinematographer Gary (Kinnear), might have something to say about that.

Review:
The overall tenor of Frankie is breezy and mischievous, yet more serious subjects surface as Frankie attempts to connect with her kids and explain the real reason she's brought them here. Peerless in her capacity for conveying hidden depths through the sparest of gestures, Huppert is the perfect anchor for this elegant fusion of light comedy and wise drama.

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