Farewell, My Queen (2013)

Farewell My Queen

Summary: Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot 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 Léa 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.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 6th June, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France, Spain

Director: Benoit Jacquot

Screenwriter: Benoit Janquot, Gilles Taurand, Chantal Thomas (novel)

Cast: Xavier Beauvois (Louis XVI), Anne Benoit (Rose Bertin), Jacques Boudet (Monsieur de la Tour de Pin), Marthe Caufman (Alice), Lolita Chammah (Louison), Martine Chevallier (Madame de la Tour Du Pin), Vladimir Consigny (Rene dit Paolo), Jean-Pierre Guerin (Monsieur Jnavier), Jacques Herlin (Marquis de Vaucouleurs), Sonia Joubert (Augustine), Diane Kruger (Marie Antoinette), Virginie Ledoyen (Gabrielle de Polignac), Noemie Lvosky (Henriette Genest), Tibo Motte (Gustav), Jacques Nolot (Monsieur de Jolivet), Veronique Nordey (Madame Tournon), Julie-Marie Parmentier (Honorine Aubert), Yves Penay (Monsieur de Barentin), Herve Pierre (Herisse), Aladin Reibel (Cornu de la Baliviere), Dominique Reymond (Madame de Rochereuil), Michael Robin (Jacob-Nicolas Moreau), Lea Seydoux (Agathe-Sidonie Laborde)

Runtime: 100 mins



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