• The Florence Foster Jenkins Story

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The Florence Foster Jenkins Story

a film by Ralf Pleger

The Florence Foster Jenkins Story

Germany | 2016 | 93:00 min

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Documentary Docudrama
Synopsis
Even though Florence Foster Jenkins is known as the worst singer of all times she has had a successful stage career in NYC in the 1920s, seemingly suspending all the rules. Taking on the challenge of portraying the flamboyant ’queen of dissonance‘ is opera superstar Joyce DiDonato. This casting enables
the audience to experience two contrasting musical worlds: the melodious music Florence Foster Jenkins claimed to make, and the dissonant reality that her listeners were subjected to. Renowned experts in the field, contemporary witnesses, as well as original audio recordings and previously unpublished photos gradually expose the scandal and mystery that still surrounds Florence Foster Jenkins.
With: Joyce DiDonato, Adam Benzwi and Jan Rekeszus
Festivals/Awards
Raindance Film Festival, Filmfest Hamburg, Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
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  • Director Ralf Pleger
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