Music Box Films | Release Date: August 19, 2011
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Summary: Originally the featured performer, Nannerl has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. But a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers her ways to challenge the established sexual and social order. MOZART'S SISTER was shot on location in Versailles. Writer-director-producer René Féret's body of work has been the recipient of many awards. His first film, "Histoire de Paul," won the prestigious French Critics Prize, the Prix Jean Vigo, and was followed by "La Communion Solennelle" which competed at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977. A true indie, MOZART'S SISTER was edited by Fabienne Féret, Mr. Féret's wife, and their daughters Marie and Lisa, cast as Nannerl and the young Louise de France, Louis XV's youngest daughter, respectively.
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