Presented by 3B-Produktion
Florence Foster Jenkins is known as "the worst singer of all times". And yet she had a successful stage career in New York in the 1920s, seemingly suspending all the rules of art. The film examines the enigma and the woman behind this aural assault on the public. Taking on the challenge of portraying the flamboyant "queen of dissonance" is opera superstar Joyce DiDonato making her cinematic debut. This casting decision 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.
GENRE Documentary: Music FORMAT STATUS completed PRODUCTION COMPANY 3B-Produktion (Germany) CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY ZDF/ARTE (Germany), SRF (Switzerland) PRODUCER Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer ASSOC. PRODUCER Donna Leon EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Joyce DiDonato DIRECTOR Ralf Pleger EDITOR Frank Tschöke AUTHOR Ralf Pleger SETS Daria Kornysheva SOUND ENGINEER Christian Feldgen LIGHT DESIGN Henning Blum DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Valentien MAIN ACTOR Joyce DiDonato DURATION 52' / 90' PRODUCTION YEAR 2016 SOURCE VIDEO/AUDIO HD / Dolby surround 5.1