Robot & Frank

de Jake Schreier

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Synopsis

In a not very distant future, the integration of robotic presences among humans will enable the emergence of, for example, androids programed to take care of older people. This is precisely the solution that Hunter and Madison find for their elderly father Frank, whose memory losses are becoming more and more frequent. Overcoming his initial aversion to technology, in the robot he will find a caring friend that’s worried about his wellbeing. But, alongside his improvement, in Frank will also appear a desire to return to his old “profession” of jewel thief. Luminous and tender, Robot & Frank incorporates science fiction elements in a deeply humanist story.

Director

Jake Schreier

He began his career making short films, music videos and commercial spots, working for brands like Absolut or PlayStation. He is also a founding member of the Waverly Film group, made up of filmmakers from Brooklyn. Robot & Frank is his first feature length film.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: English

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