|MOZART"S SISTER (NANNERL, LA SOEUR DE MOZART) (director/writer: René Féret; cinematographer: Benjamin Echazarreta; editor: Fabienne Feret; music: Marie-Jeanne Serero; cast: Marc Barbe (Léopold Mozart), Marie Feret (Nannerl Mozart), Delphine Chuillot (Anna-Maria Mozart), David Moreau (Wolfgang Mozart), Clovis Fouin (Le Dauphin), Lisa Feret (Louise de France); Runtime: 120; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Rene Feret, Fabienne Feret; Music Box Films; 2010-France-in French with English subtitles)|
|"Everything played well
by Dennis Schwartz
The moving account tells of the reactionary times that prevented Nannerl from achieving the greatness she merited and how peeved she became. One can only speculate what great musical heights she could have reached if born in modern times and had equal opportunities to compete. Her parents are portrayed as products of their time, unable and unwilling to fight society. The result is their obedient daughter as a young adult abandoned her music. It then speculates on a friendship between Nannerl and the daughter ( ), the director's younger daughter) and the dauphin ( ) of Louis XV.
Féret relies on Leopold’s letters and scholarly writings to speculate on the family situation and how they got along.
The sumptuous French costumer has marvelous Mozart pieces and has an intelligent scenario. The characters reflect the age they come from and unlike a spate of recent Mozart films it refuses to psychoanalyze them in modern terms or revise their history. Everything played well for me, in this most engaging film.
REVIEWED ON 7/5/2016 GRADE: B+
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