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World Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 93 MINUTES | English |


Drama, NY Director(s)
Richard Gere delivers a bravura performance as the title character, a rich eccentric man who worms his way into the lives of a deceased friend’s young daughter (Dakota Fanning) and her new husband (Theo James). Writer-director Andrew Renzi’s narrative feature debut Franny is a warm and winsome story that explores the pangs of the past and reflects on what it is to be family.

Renzi displays the nuances of a seasoned storyteller, constructing an emotional labyrinth around an endearing and enduring Shakespearian character. Franny is a remarkable drama enlivened by incredible performances delivered by a versatile cast, bringing to life Renzi’s powerful cinematic vision.

—Frédéric Boyer


Directed by Andrew Renzi

Franny is director Andrew Renzi’s narrative feature film debut. His first short, The Fort, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. More recently Renzi produced and directed an art commission turned documentary, Fishtail, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
Andrew Renzi
Andrew Renzi
Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Jay Schuminsky, Thomas B. Fore
Dean C. Marcial, Matthew Rundell
Joe Anderson
Executive Producer
Michael Finley, Ruth Mutch, Walter Kortschak, Justin Nappi, Richard Loughran, Shelley Browning, Michael Diamond, George Paaswell, Andrew Corkin, John Friedberg, Mark Moran
Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
Brett Potter, Andrew Kortschak
Production Designer
Ethan Tobman
Costume Designer
Malgosia Turzanska
Music Supervisor
Linda Cohen
Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines, Dylan Baker


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