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Robot and Frank

When:

Sat 4 Aug 2012, 11:00am

Where: The Forum, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: JennyEF

“The kind of comedy that could well inspire love.” – Variety

First-time filmmaker Jake Schreier comes up with a bona fide crowd pleaser in this heartwarming parable on technology and how it’s only as good as the humans controlling it.

Set sometime in the near future, Frank Langella plays an ex-cat burglar suffering the onset of Alzheimer’s and the loss of independence. At the insistence of his children (James Marsden and Liv Tyler), he begrudgingly enlists home help in the form of a white robot who speaks with soothing intonations (Peter Sarsgaard). Once a bond develops between man and machine, Frank jumps on an opportunity to resume his former unlawful ways.

Winner of the Alfred P Sloan Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

"Robot and Frank reminds quirk-hardened veterans that an odd premise and big heart don't have to add up to too-precious awards bait." – Hollywood Reporter