• 2015
  • France / Czech Republic / Belgium
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Xavier Giannoli
  • Cast: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 18 March 2016

In 1920s France, middle-aged socialite and opera nut Marguerite (Frot) loves to sing, but doesn't realise that her audiences shower her with praise for all the wrong reasons. Loosely adapted from the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, it's a sensitive, sumptuous, tragicomic love story anchored by a divine performance from Frot as the talentless songbird.

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14 Mar 20164 stars

Catherine Frot is divine in a drama which swings between farce and tragedy

Channelling the lavish eccentricity of Peter Greenaway, Xavier Giannoli brings to screen the true story of a tuneless wannabe opera singer, with ample cinematic oomph. Decked out beautifully in the feather-flanked, jewel-encrusted trimmings of 1920s…

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