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<i>Farewell, My Queen</i>. 2012. France/Spain. Directed by Benoît Jacquot
  • Farewell, My Queen

    2012. France/Spain. Benoît Jacquot.

Friday, November 16, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Farewell, My Queen

    2012. France/Spain. Directed by Benoît Jacquot. "Versailles in July 1789. There’s growing disquiet at the court of King Louis XVI: the people are defiant and the country is on the brink of revolution. Behind the scenes at the royal palaces, emergency plans are being made. One of Marie Antoinette’s ladies-in-waiting is Sidonie Laborde, who, as the Queen’s reader, is a member of the monarch’s inner circle. Concerned that her escape might fail, the queen gives instructions for the girl to step into her carriage dressed in the queen’s clothes while the queen herself is to escape from the palace unseen at night. At first Sidonie is proud to have such an honor bestowed upon her—but she soon realizes that her mistress’ request has nothing to do with her affection for her. Based on Chantal Thomas’ award-winning novel of the same name, Benoït Jacquot’s film portrays the early days of the French Revolution and also draws parallels to the present" (Berlin International Film Festival). Print courtesy of Cohen Media Group.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2012

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