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Falling For Figaro
Australian Premiere
Official Selection

Falling For Figaro

From award-winning director Ben Lewin (The Sessions, The Catcher Was A Spy), Falling For Figaro is an entertaining romantic comedy set in the fierce world of opera singing competitions. 

Brilliant young fund manager Millie (Australian Danielle Macdonald, Dumplin, Unbelievable) is a brilliant young fund manager who decides to quit her unfulfilling job and end things with her long-term boyfriend in order to chase her dream of becoming an opera singer -- in the Scottish Highlands!

She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous). It is there she meets Max (Hugh Skinner, Fleabag, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!), another of Meghan's students who is also training for the upcoming "Singer of Renown" contest. What begins as a brutal competition between Millie and Max gradually evolves into something different and deeper.

A delightful adventure into the world of opera featuring incredible music performances and an adorable love story, Falling For Figaro is a powerful tale about following your dreams.

Ben Lewin
Danielle Macdonald, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Skinner, Gary Lewis
2020 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance | United Kingdom, Australia, United States
It’s Lumley who shines the brightest and the best.
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