Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016
We know there's another take on this story out in the cinema (Florence Foster Jenkins), but the French have stayed true to form and given us a fabulous, subversive version! If you have seen Meryl Streep in the role, its still well worth going to see Marguerite!!
We have THREE double passes to give away so watch the trailer and answer this simple question:
Which decade is the film set in? Answers via email only email@example.com in the subject line by 5 pm June 15.
About the film: 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.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-u7tLhQQiM
MARGUERITE IS IN NZ CINEMAS JUNE 16