‘s Farewell My Queen
(Les adieux à la reine) was chosen to open the Berlin and San Francisco Film Festivals and that’s reason enough to pay attention to this movie, a behind-the-scenes look at Versailles in July 1789.
Farewell My Queen is a best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas
, who also co-wrote the screenplay along with Jacquot and Gilles Taurand
. Inglourious Basterds‘ Diane Kruger
takes the lead as queen Marie Antoinette, while Ghotocol‘s Lea Seydoux
is her loyal reader, Sidonie Laborde.
The lesbian lifestyle on Antoinette’s passion for Polignac ‘was a probability,’ says Jacquot.
It is not certain, but we know through the historical archives and letters of the period that women in aristocracy in that time exalted the exchange between women. Using your imagination, you could go much further and take a more intimate angle. In my point-of-view, why not?
Here’s the synopsis:
Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoit Jacquot (A Single Girl, Seventh Heaven, Sade, Deep in the Woods,) and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution. Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Lea Seydoux as one of Marie’s ladies-in-waiting, seemingly an innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress’s special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions. Diane Kruger’s gives her best performance to date as the ill-fated Queen and Virginie Ledoyen is the Queen’s special friend Gabrielle de Polignac.
Hit the jump to Check out the trailer and poster below.
Farewell, My Queen arriving in theaters July 13th, 2012.
Source: The Film Stage