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Movies that Matter On Tour: Erasing Frank
11 December, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
As part of Movies that Matter On Tour, Filmhuis Den Haag will screen the fiction film Erasing Frank on Sunday 11 December at 15:00.
About Erasing Frank
In Budapest in 1983, Frank and his underground punk band give a riveting show. However, the band is arrested during the performance for ‘anti-state arousal and propaganda’. With the help of his friend Anna, Frank manages to avoid jail and is placed in an open ward of the psychiatric institution where Hanna works. There, many artists, writers, pacifists, and intellectuals are ‘recovering from stress’.
Despite the relative freedom in the open ward, Frank has trouble holding on to his sanity. Together with like-minded Hanna, he looks for ways to express himself in an environment which represses all individuality. In often surreal, dreamlike sequences, Frank interacts with many interesting characters along the way. Such as the aging Dr. Eros, who warns him to start supporting ‘the most progressive regime in the world’. Is there a way for Frank and Hanna to beat the system?
About Movies that Matter On Tour
On Tour is a spin-off of the Movies that Matter Festival. Each year, we select eight great festival titles that we aim to offer a wide platform throughout the country. In cooperation with (currently) seventeen film theatres and local volunteer groups, we screen a film or documentary that matters, every month from October to May. The screenings are accompanied by in-depth programmes and guest speakers arranged by local groups. In this way, we encourage dialogue and broaden perspectives in local contexts.