"Franklyn" is a visually arresting and ambitious narrative that intertwines the lives of four lost souls across parallel worlds. Directed by Gerald McMorrow in his feature debut, the film is a blend of dystopian science fiction and contemporary drama.
Ryan Phillippe stars as Preest, a masked vigilante detached from reality in the futuristic Meanwhile City, where he's the only atheist in a metropolis dominated by faiths. In modern-day London, the poignant stories of a fragile artist, a heartbroken father, and a spiritually lost young woman unfold, eventually converging with Preest's path in a complex tapestry of fate and identity.
The film is a thought-provoking puzzle, demanding viewers' attention as it explores themes of faith, madness, and redemption. While "Franklyn" may challenge narrative conventions and puzzle its audience, it provides a rich visual experience with its gothic and atmospheric tones that mirror the inner turmoil of its characters.
Search Franklyn, 2008