3.5

Marguerite

Drama


 

In 1920's France, Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman and aspiring Opera singer, however everyone around her is afraid to tell her she can't sing.

"Marguerite" is a story about the power of wealth and perils of social courtesies. From the onset, it's very clear the well-intentioned lover of music cannot sing, and her naivety is only matched by the cowardice of her peers. They're all afraid to tell her the truth, and it's that awkward conversation she has with everyone unfortunate enough to hear her voice that provides the most delight. But there's more to this film than purely amusing theatrics. While the point is hammered home loudly, it dolefully explores a woman yearning for her husband. Poor Marguerite.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 21st April 2016
Transmission Films 129 mins