If you’re fan of historical dramas, then I’m sure you’re going to love this report.
Farewell, My Queen (Les adieux à la reine) is a French movie which opened the Berlin film festival on Thursday, or, if you prefer, it’s one of the most interested titles that launched the competition at the 62th Berlinale.
Movie comes from director Benoit Jacquot and stars Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette.
But Kruger is not the only familiar name! Based on a novel by Chantal Thomas, Farewell, My Queen is actually told through the eyes of royal servant Sidonie, played by Lea Seydoux, who becomes a close confidante to Kruger’s character.
But here’s a synopsis part for those who’re interested in more details about the story:
“A woman whose function it once was to read books aloud to Marie Antoinette is haunted by the memory of her last days at the French court of Versailles, when Louis XVI’s magnificent palace succumbed to the irrepressible forces of revolution.
Madame Laborde takes the reader within the palace, meticulously reconstructing the 14th, 15th, and 16th of July 1789 – feverish days when the servants have disappeared and many of the courtiers are fleeing.
Versailles’ miniature universe, sparkling with every outward appearance of happiness and beauty, is brilliantly juxtaposed with the chaos that erupts. We witness the unraveling of the palace’s dawn-to-dusk ritual and the rising panic of the court as Versailles edges closer and closer to collapse.”
The rest of the cast includes Virginie Ledoyen and Xavier Beauvoix.
At the end, let us just add that the film was shot in digital at Versailles and chateaux near Paris that doubled for the palace.
Don’t forget, Farewell, My Queen is one of 18 in the main competition in Berlin.
Enjoy the images and clips and let us know what you think about this movie so far…
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Farewell, My Queen Trailer