Triumphs and tragedy abound in this glossy biopic based on the life of popular Swedish jazz-singer Monica Zetterlund, played by the enchanting Edda Magnason who sings her own smoky, elegant vocals.
Monica, a young, rebellious small town girl is determined to make it as a singer in the vibrant sixties jazz clubs of Stockholm, and even New York City. Beautiful and sensual, she embarks on the singing career of her dreams, and an exquisite singer and actress evolves in the golden era of jazz.
But behind all the glamour, Monica struggles to face the dark side of fame and success. As late nights of working and partying keep playing a bigger part in her life, the walls around her begin to shake. With a string of broken love affairs, a father she can never please, and a daughter to whom she’ll never be the perfect mother Monica finds herself more lost than ever.
This is a film filled with emotion, enviable sixties costumes and enchanting music that is sure to delight.
(Not screening in Perth)