The Florence Foster Jenkins Story Germany 2016 | 93 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour and B&W | FF 2016
Ralf PlegerRalf Pleger (*1967) made a name for himself with music videos and portraits of artists. His documentary Wagnerwahn (2013) was nominated for an International Emmy.
rated for 0 + yearsDocumentary/Hybrid Her singing reduced opera buffs to tears. Of laughter. The American Florence Foster Jenkins was the "Queen of Discord" and is still rated the worst soprano in history. Armed with a hefty inheritance, the eccentric society queen of the 1920s declared herself to be a prima donna and went on to shriek and squeak her way through the great arias of operatic history. The paradox was that it was precisely the fact that she was unencumbered by talent that made her a star. In archive recordings, interviews with experts and reports from eye and ear witnesses, the film portrays the eccentric singer and brings her to life in dramatized sequences, where she is played by the real opera singer Joyce diDonato.
Orig. Title: The Florence Foster Jenkins Story
Original language: English
Section: Hamburger Filmschau
Director: Ralf Pleger
Screenplay: Ralf Pleger
Cast: Joyce DiDonato, Adam Benzwi, Jan Rekeszus
Producer: Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Camera: Christoph Valentien
Set Designer: Daria Kornysheva
Cutter: Frank Tschöke
Redaktion: Tobias Cassau (ZDF), Markus Wicker (SRF)
German Distributor: Edition Salzgeber
World Sales: Espresso Media
Production: 3B-Produktion GmbH
contact: Maria Willer, 3B-Produktion GmbH: firstname.lastname@example.org