Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, September 30, 2011 – Sunday, October 09, 2011

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2010—directed by René Féret)

The tantalizing, ingeniously conceived Mozart's Sister is a re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart, 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 to compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. But a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers her surprising ways to challenge the established sexual and social order. The title role is played with remarkable delicacy by Marie Féret, daughter of the film’s gifted writer, director and producer, René Féret. In French with English subtitles. (120 min.)

“A stunner! Lively and fascinating… a treat for classical movie lovers and cinephiles alike.” –
Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 7 at 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 8 at 9:45 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 at 4:45 p.m.