3.5

Mozart's Sister

Drama History


 

Beginning in 1763, it follows the Mozart family's exhausting life on the road, traveling by coach from one royal court to the next.

"Mozart's Sister" is a beautiful film, mesmerising in picture and music. In a period of couture and candlelight, the Mozart siblings shine in their bewitching portrayals. For Nannerl, the message is very clear; women should not play violins, or compose. Such narrow-mindedness even causes our central character to dress as a boy at times. These examples of prejudice contribute to the film's success, highlighting the frustrating loss of genius and talent to the hands of bigotry. This girl can play.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 7th July 2011
120 mins