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Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience. Read more …

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The critical consensus

This sumptuous story of an incompetent songbird will warm your heart as surely as it hammers at your eardrums.

****(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 14/03/2016

Marguerite is a handsomely shot period affair with all the trimmings.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 17/03/2016

Funny and touching with exquisite production design and impeccable performances, Marguerite is a civilised delight.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 18/03/2016

Catherine Frot offers a subtle, heartbreaking portrait of a socialite turned opera singer who was shielded from the extent of her direness by scheming associates.

****(*)Benjamin Lee, The Guardian, 17/03/2016

The true story of a tone-deaf wealthy music lover who wants to be an opera star is painfully poignant.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 20/03/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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