The Florence Foster Jenkins Story


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Dubbed the worst singer of all time, Florence Foster Jenkins led a flamboyant life in New York since the 1920s, filling up and selling out the mythic Carnegie Hall. An amalgam of fiction and documentary, this film, supported by unpublished archive footage, sound banks, and pictures, shines the light on the enigma of her dazzling rise to stardom, retracing her life punctuated by illusions, scandals, and mysteries. With a lavish treatment and an entrancing rhythm, two contrasting musical worlds are presented to us: the strong and melodic music which the diva thinks she’s presenting, and the distorted sounds to which she exposes the audience.

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