in about 100 words or less
Ireland / UK 95m, Colour
Director: Lenny Abrahamson; Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender
A sad and strangely fascinating comedic drama about music, mental health and a struggling songwriter’s attempt to be heard. Inspired by outsider artists such as Daniel Johnston, and fashioned after the big headed comic character known as Frank Sidebottom, Frank is a fictional story about a man living inside a large paper mache head. Considered to be a brilliant artist by a small group of outsider musicians, Frank is pushed to his limits when he learns that there is wider audience who may be interested in him and his music (Klaus Ming December 2014).