Director: Xavier Giannoli
Cast: Catherine Frot, Andre Marcon, Michel Fau
Language: French with Englisg subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Czech Republic, Belgium 2015 129 mins.
Winner of 4 Cesars including Best Actress for Catherine Frot
Released by Picturehouse Entertainment
Acclaimed director Xavier Giannoli’s (The Singer) original, funny and touching costume drama MARGUERITE will open through Picturehouse Entertainment on March 18. Inspired by the real-life tale of Florence Foster Jenkins, the doomed soprano, MARGUERITE stars Catherine Frot (The Page Turner) as wealthy socialite and aspiring singer Marguerite Dumont, queen of 1920s French high society but owner of the worst soprano voice imaginable.
After its acclaimed World Premiere in Competition at the Venice Film festival, MARGUERITE has proved be a critical and commercial success in France with more than 1 million admissions to date. The film won 4 Césars last week, including Best Actress for Catherine Frot.
Deluded by hangers-on and friends into believing she can be an operatic diva, Marguerite navigates the Parisian avant-garde and opera scenes in search of fame and recognition for her dreadful singing voice. But who will finally reveal the truth to her, and how will she react?
Driven by Frot's magnetic star turn, Giannoli's film navigates that tricky territory between uproarious comedy and humane pathos. Moving at a deft pace, the film combines gorgeous visuals, set design and costumes, a witty script, and music ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Stephen Frears’ film 'Florence Foster Jenkins' starring Meryl Streep will explore the real life of the singer when it opens later in 2016.
Alongside Catherine Frot, the cast includes André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret and Denis Mpunga. Picturehouse Entertainment.