1921: not far from Paris, a party is being held at the famous Marguerite Dumont’s mansion. Nobody knows much about the mysterious Marguerite except that she has devoted her whole life to her passion: music. As she takes centre stage, she sings enthusiastically but terribly out of tune.
When a provocative young 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 – to perform in front of a crowd of complete strangers.
★★★★ “This is the tale of a woman playing by her own rules… artful and winningly ambiguous.” – Time Out
★★★★★ “A note perfect performance from Catherine Frot… Unmissable.” – BBC Radio 4, Front Row
★★★★ “A sensitive, sumptuous, tragicomic love story anchored by a divine performance from Catherine Frot as the talentless songbird… This sumptuous story of an incompetent songbird will warm your heart as surely as it hammers at your eardrums.” – The List
“Funny and moving, with a rare delicacy that captures the attention.” – Saga
★★★★ “Funny and touching… impeccable performances. Marguerite is a civilised delight.” – Daily Express
“An ensemble of impressive performers.” – Sight & Sound
★★★★ – Total Film