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Xavier Giannoli, Marguerite

French director and writer, Xavier Giannoli, talks about Marguerite, his satiric drama about a tone-deaf socialite aspiring to be an opera singer. Set in 1920s Paris, the film is a comedic portrait of fortune, dysfunction, and delusions of grandeur inspired by the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, "the world's worst opera singer" who will be played by Meryl Streep in Stephen Frear's biopic this May.

Marguerite received 11 nominations at the 41st Cesar Awards, including an award for Catherine Frot as Best Actress, released in U.S. theaters in 2016.