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1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties.
Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is.
When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers.
WINNER – 4 CÉSAR AWARDS
Best Actress (Catherine Frot), Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound
“We laugh during MARGUERITE, but we don’t laugh at Marguerite, because somehow director and co-writer Xavier Giannoli persuades us to see in her the universal tragedy.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
“IMPRESSIVE… Catherine Frot in a heartbreaking and hilarious performance…” -A.O. Scott, New York Times