This film obviously is based on the life of Mozart’s sister - Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart. She herself was a musical genius also, but got overshadowed by her younger brother. She was a very skilled on the violin and harpsichord, but was told that she was no longer allowed to play the violin because women weren’t able enough. Nannerl also wanted to compose as she heard music, her own notes. Of course, she was not allowed to do this either, and came to dress as a boy to be able to perform her pieces and hear them played. Love stings and fate turns her away from composition, and she dedicates her life to the success of her brother, and the wishes of her father.
I wanted to cry when she burned her music. She had composed a fantastic violin sonata, and such, but she burns it.
The film was far too long. There were many occasions when I wanted to check the time, or felt that the film was just about to finish, but it didn’t. It kept going and showing us clips from the many coach trips she took.
The film was very well done, with a cast and crew basically made up of the whole Feret family. The costumes were gorgeous, and of course, the music was sublime!
I wouldn’t be able to recommend this film to anyone I know, but I’m sure that there is a specific audience dying to see this film. I was the youngest person there, and apart from a couple in their 20s, everyone else in the audience was either 50 or above.