Mozart's Sister Synopsis
A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
A handsome and achingly sad period piece, a finely observed portrait of cast-aside dreams. The drama is quieter and more chaste than the...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The film catches the Mozarts' true personalities in a way that Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus" never approaches. In one scene, the siblings...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is an uncommonly knowledgeable portrait of the way musical gifts could lift people of ordinary backgrounds into high circles.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A work of fiction, Mr. Féret's film is ardent in its inventions, modest in scale, playful in its speculations about Nannerl's influence on...
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By Bob Mondello
Mozart's Sister is consequently gorgeous, with candlelit shots looking like old master paintings - a fine match for music that takes your...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The film perhaps shines brightest when it depicts two telling relationships Nannerl has outside her family. The first is with Louis XV's...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The music, of course, resonates. And so does this exquisite heartbreaker of a story.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Mozart's Sister had a much smaller budget than "Amadeus," but Féret makes good use of his resources, even getting to film in the splendid...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a lovely dream that, in the end, feels too dreamlike. The director coaxes an intentionally passive performance from his daughter...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Marie Féret struggles to hold the film's center throughout, but there's more than enough to distract us, from transcendent music to...
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mozart 's sister

By fandecinema
the movie ,in typical french fashion is very slow,....very slow,I should add. many historical inexactitudes will disappoint anyone knowledgeable in musical history. I am sorry but it is...

A fairytale of the world of Music

By dollwithouteyes
Pleasant surprise! I expected the worst, it was apparent from previews that this was a highly dramatized depiction of the Mozart family. And while it does take creative license, the story is largely...

Mozart's Sister review

By Barbiegal2
Must go! Terrific!...

you really just go fir the Motzart

By sobeoz
Very slow sleepy movie I went because it was a foreign film and a costume drama if it wasn't for the music I would have given up on this boring movie about this plain Jane sister boarding on ugly...

Mozart's Sister

By polrobnyc
Lovely French costume drama. Wonderful music (of course) - not sure how true to all the facts it was, but totally entertainining nevertheless. A clear depiction of the hopelessness of being so...