Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning ‘What Richard Did’ with offbeat comedy ‘Frank’.
A young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, ‘Frank’ is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
✮✮✮✮ “A weird, wonderful movie that dances to a different beat” - Mark Kermode, The Guardian