Los Cabos 2019 Interview: Ira Sachs Talks Frankie, Isabelle Huppert, The Influence Of Satyajit Ray And More

After world premiering at Cannes, where it competed for the Palm d’Or, writer/director Ira Sachs’ Frankie is now heading to the Los Cabos International Film Festival. Frankie centers on one day of the family of the titular character (an actress played by the great Isabelle Huppert) during their vacation in the Portuguese town of Sintra. At the core of this vacation, and of the film itself, is Frankie’s terminal illness, however the film plays as a naturalistic, dialogue-driven collage of characters – from her current husband (Brendan Gleeson), ex husband (Pascal Greggory), son (Jérémie Renier), step daughter (Vinette Robinson), to her younger friend from the movie world (Marisa Tomei) and some others – and themes: loss, divorce, unhappiness, but also love, growing up (Frankie’s step granddaughter...

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