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Mozart's Sister


René Féret

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About the Movie

Written, directed and produced by René Féret, MOZART'S SISTER is a re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart (played by Marie Féret, the director's daughter), five years older than Wolfgang (David Moreau) and a musical prodigy in her own right. 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 60
  • Fresh: 45
  • Rotten: 15
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Feret paints a speculative, intimate portrait of a family bound by love, genius and ambition and almost undone by the same. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Aug 18, 2011

Fresh: The object isn't to stir you into what-if feminist outrage so much as to let a culturally magnificent era's societal inequalities act as a dissonant countermelody to a famous artist's biography. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Aug 19, 2011

Fresh: Nannerl is an intelligent and appealing girl who wages a dignified struggle against what turns out to be insurmountable barriers. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 15, 2011

Rotten: The exchanges between Louise and Nannerl are sometimes laborious, even stilted. Making the casting of these two characters a family affair was probably not the best idea. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Apr 12, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Great film.

Normally I get bored with films in subtitle. Keeping it in French just makes you appreciate the music more.

not what i thought

I thought it was boring, she worked that hard only to fail, most of the time it is the other way around. I don't know what it is, but ( at least to me) movies not made in the US seem to drag on forever


This was an excellent movie! Not necessarily for children (in light of one sexual scene),but seemed to be historically accurate. The filming on location (France) was beautiful. The acting exceptional. We loved it.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2011

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