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3.9
120 Ratings

Frownland

Directed by Ronald Bronstein
United States, 2007
Comedy, Drama, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Ronald Bronstein’s directorial debut Frownland is a pitch-black character study of Keith Sontag (Dore Mann), a neurotic, manipulative, stridently unlovable New Yorker whose pitiless roommate aptly describes him, to his face, as “a burbling troll in his underwear.”

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Frownland Directed by Ronald Bronstein

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2008 | Nominee: Someone to Watch Award

SXSW Film Festival

2007 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Award

Gotham Awards

2007 | Winner: Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

Critics reviews

With a sharp eye for telling details, Bronstein avoids satire and sentiment; his characters have a rare complexity, which is matched by the furious empathy of his incisive and rough-textured images.
February 24, 2017
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