Frankie (2019 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed byIra Sachs
Produced by
  • Saïd Ben Saïd
  • Michel Merkt
Written by
  • Ira Sachs
  • Mauricio Zacharias
Music byDickon Hinchliffe
CinematographyRui Poças
Edited bySophie Reine
  • SBS Productions
  • Secret Engine
Distributed by
Release date
  • May 20, 2019 (2019-05-20) (Cannes)[1]
  • August 28, 2019 (2019-08-28) (France)
  • October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes[2]
  • United States
  • France
  • Portugal
  • English
  • French
Box office$695,705[3][4]

Frankie is a 2019 American-French drama film, directed by Ira Sachs, from a screenplay by Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. It stars Isabelle Huppert, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier.

It had its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2019.[5] It was released in France on August 28, 2019, by SBS Distribution, and in the United States on October 25, 2019, by Sony Pictures Classics.



In February 2018, it was announced Isabelle Huppert, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier and Andre Wilms had joined the cast of the film, with Ira Sachs directing the film, from a screenplay he wrote alongside Mauricio Zacharias. Saïd Ben Saïd and Michel Merkt will serve as producers on the film, while Lucas Joaquin and Kevin Chneiweiss will serve as executive producers under their Secret Engine and SBS Productions banners, respectively.[6][7] In September 2018, Brendan Gleeson, Vinette Robinson, Ariyon Bakare, and Pascal Greggory joined the cast of the film.[8][9]


Principal photography began in October 2018, primarily in the Portuguese Riviera.[10]


It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2019.[11][12] Prior to, Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[13] It was released in France on August 28, 2019.[14][15] It is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 25, 2019.[16]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 59% based on 32 reviews, with an average rating of 5.52/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Flawed yet well-acted, Frankie finds director/co-writer Ira Sachs getting snagged in his story's thorny relationships -- and often freed by his stellar cast."[17] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 56 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[18]


  1. ^ "The Screenings Guide 2019". May 9, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Frankie". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Frankie". The Numbers. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Cannes festival 2019: full list of films". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (February 14, 2018). "Ira Sachs Packs For 'A Family Vacation' With Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei – Berlin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Roxbourough, Scott (February 14, 2018). "Berlin: Isabelle Huppert, Greg Kinnear Join Ira Sachs' 'A Family Vacation'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Ben Saïd, Saïd (September 7, 2018). "Ira Sachs starts shooting A FAMILY VACATION on October 1st in Sintra. Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Jérémie Renier, Vinette Robinson, Ariyon Bakare and Pascal Greggory". Twitter. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  9. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 16, 2018). "Brendan Gleeson, Ariyon Bakare Join 'A Family Vacation'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Filming in October: Jeremie Renier to Cast Upcoming Film 'A Family Vacation' in Portugal". Production List. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy; Wiseman, Andreas (April 18, 2019). "Cannes Film Festival 2019 Lineup: Malick, Almodovar, Dardennes; Four Women Directors In Competition – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "FRANKIE". Festival de Cannes 2019. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  13. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (April 30, 2019). "Cannes Deals Begin: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Croisette-Bound Ira Sachs-Helmed 'Frankie'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "Frankie". SBS Distribution. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Day-Ramos, Dino (November 17, 2018). "Ira Sachs Drama 'A Family Vacation' Starring Isabelle Huppert Gets New Title, Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Frankie". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  17. ^ "Frankie (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  18. ^ "Frankie Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 23, 2019.

External links[edit]

Frankie on IMDb