About the Film
Shot on location in Versailles, this is a splendid fictional account of the early life of Maria Anna Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer in the family, she has given way to her younger brother as the main attraction, during a tour in front of the royal courts of Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Maria chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. A friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers her ways to challenge the established sexual and social order.