Written December 10, 2011
the movie ,in typical french fashion is very slow,....very slow,I should add.
inexactitudes will disappoint anyone knowledgeable in musical history.
I am sorry but it is so-so, rent it later.
Written May 21, 2012
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 poetic; It's not a biography, as Shakespeare's Macbeth is not Mac Bethad Mac Findlaich's life. The director is giving us a fairytale set to the backdrop of Salzburg and Paris, part fairytale, part cautionary tale. He told it well. Its a very beautiful film, the textures of the costumes are alive, and the film is full of mood. Delicate lighting truly creates a sense of coldness, sadness. The acting is understated and convincing, Marie Feret and David Moreau have striking faces. I was especially impressed by the performance of Clovis Fouin, the troubled Dauphin. The characters are written complex, filling out a pensive script. Though a little slow, it is still engaging, its quietest scenes can be the most heart-breaking. It also captures life through the eyes of children, its a delicate film.
Written September 10, 2011
Must go! Terrific!
Written October 25, 2011
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
Written September 11, 2011
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 talented, but also a woman in that day and age.