Matthew Lickona 12:30 p.m., March 25
Using members of his own family, director René Féret shows us the Mozart family as an exploited traveling act, gathering crumbs from the rich. He also seeks to elevate Wolfgang’s sister Nannerl (Marie Féret) as feminist martyr, her gifts quashed by the father’s preference for genius. A contrived plot involving French royals, and Nannerl’s rather drab composition, fail to rally support for such advocacy. She is bright, sweet, and dull, and interest keeps going to the kid brother, impressive settings, and candle-lit occasions. 2011.
- Rated NR | 2 hours
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