Mozart's Sister

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This article is about the film. For the person herself, see Maria Anna Mozart. For the musician, see Mozart's Sister (musician).
Mozart's Sister
Film poster
Directed by René Féret
Produced by René Féret
Fabienne Féret
Written by René Féret
Starring Marie Féret
Music by Marie-Jeanne Serrero
Cinematography Benjamín Echazarreta
Edited by Fabienne Féret
Les Films Alyne
Distributed by JML Productions
Release date(s)
  • 10 June 2010 (2010-06-10)
Running time 120 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $4.5 million[1] (3.4 million)
Box office $839,654[1]

Mozart's Sister (French title: Nannerl, la sœur de Mozart) is a 2010 French drama film written and directed by René Féret and starring two of his daughters. It presents a fictional account of the early life of Maria Anna Mozart, nicknamed Nannerl, who was the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his only sibling to survive infancy.


During the Mozart family grand tour, a cracked carriage axle forces Leopold Mozart, his wife Anna, 14-year old Nannerl and a rambunctious 11-year old Wolfgang to seek shelter in the nearby Fontevraud Abbey. There Nannerl develops a friendship with 13-year old Princess Louise of France, who is being brought up in the Abbey, along with two of her sisters. This leads to an encounter at Versailles with her brother, Louis, Dauphin of France. Nannerl, an accomplished harpsichordist and singer who helps support the family as part of a brother - sister act, yearns to compose music and play violin, but her father, Leopold, forbids it. The young, but recently widowed Dauphin takes an interest in her and her music that edges toward romance. But he breaks off the relationship when he becomes engaged to Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony. Princess Louise enters a convent and urges Nannerl to stay away from the Dauphin who is struggling to avoid the debauchery of his father, King Louis XV. A bizarre final encounter with the Dauphin and his new wife ensues. Nannerl and Princess Louise reflect on how their fates would have differed had they been born male.



Mozart's Sister received generally positive reviews, currently holding a 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] On Metacritic, which uses an average of critics' reviews, the film has 71/100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Home Video[edit]

In the United States, Mozart's Sister was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Music Box Films. Each DVD and Blu-ray Disc includes a music CD with the film's soundtrack, composed by Marie-Jeanna Serero.

The music CD's track listings are:

1. Le Voyage 2. Louise de France 3. Concert a l'abbaye 4. Le livre maudit 5. Tendresse 6. Le Violon du Dauphin 7. Le Do Magique 8. Versailles 9. Le Voyage 10. La Gifle 11. Chant Versailles 12. Improvisation 13. Dauphin Lettre 1 14. La Mer 15. Nannerl compose 16. Concert Nannerl - 1er Mov 17. Concert Nannerl - 2eme Mov 18. Concert Nannerl - 3eme Mov 19. Dauphin Lettre 2 20. Comptine Leopold 21. Le Catafalque 22. Dernier repas 23. Nannerl brule ses partitions 24. Generique de fin

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