What you may need to know:
1. Frank is the fourth film directed by Lenny Abrahamson, after Adam & Paul (2004), Garage (2007) and What Richard Did (2012).
2. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom (Michael Fassbender), the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey.
3. One of Variety’s most anticipated films of SXSW.
4. Michael Fassbender in a papier–mache head, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson. What’s not to like?
5. In cinemas on May 9th.
Previously: Frank’s A Million
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Making its premiere this week at Sundance is ‘Frank’, Lenny Abrahamson’s tale of eccentric entertainer Frank Sidebottom. Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the film follows Jon (Gleeson) who joins a band, and heads with them to a cabin in the woods to record an album. And leading them all is the mysterious and talented Frank (Fassbender), joined by his sidekick Clara (Gyllenhaal).
Release date: May 2nd Ireland & UK
First clip from Frank with Michael Fassbender (The Movie Bit)
Frank Sidebottom: the true story of the man behind the mask (Jon Ronson, The Guardian)
Previously: Howya Head