Kate Temple


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Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, released 9 May

Frank Sidebottom, the papier mache headed alter-ego of the late Chris Sievey, was simultaneously very funny and very serious. As a comedy act and band frontman he was irreverent and satirical; as a character he was innocent and earnest. Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan's film Frank is very loosely based on Ronson's own experience as a member of Frank Sidebottom's band in the late 1980s. It occupies the same borderland - comic and tragic by turns, it's a compelling study of artistic alienation.

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