MARGUERITE

Directed by Xavier Giannoli
US release date: March 11, 2016
“Impressive…Catherine Frot in a heartbreaking and hilarious performance…” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“[A] comic standout. Catherine Frot is at once hilarious and heartbreaking… It sees her as a lover of life, and the arts, in whom delusion is far exceeded by heedless passion. -
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal


Synopsis
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.


MARGUERITE
Directed by Xavier Giannoli | 2015
Written by Xavier Giannoli
Starring Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Aubert Fenoy, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga, Michel Fau, Sylvain Dieuaide

US distributor: Cohen Media Group

> Opens in New York on Friday, March 11 at the Paris Theatre and the Angelika Film Center.

> Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, March 18 at Laemmle Theatres.

> Opens in Miami, FL, April 1 at MDC Tower Theater
> Opens in Delray Beach, FL, April 1 at Movies of Delray

> Opens in Lakeworth, FL, April 1 at Movies of Lakeworth and April 8 at Lakeworth Playhouse
> Opens in Key West, FL, April 15 at Tropic Cinema
> Opens in Gainesville, FL, April 15 at The Hippodrome Theater
 


Eleven 2016 César Award Nominations: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Catherine Frot), Best Supporting Actors, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Costumes, Best Set Decoration, Best Sound
2015 Venice International Film Festival: Official Selection
2015 Telluride Film Festival: Official Selection
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