Farewell, My Queen (Les adieux à la reine) by Benoît Jacquot (2011, 100 min.). As torches and pitchforks descend on Versailles, Jacquot’s camera meticulously captures the passion, opulence, and debauchery of Marie Antoinette’s (Diane Kruger) final days. Shot from the perspective of the queen’s devoted servant Sidonie (Léa Seydoux), the film details the intricacies of the relationship between the aristocracy and the maids. As the queen’s power and intimate friendship with Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen) crumble, Sidonie refuses to leave her side. “Farewell, My Queen is a visual joy” (The Hollywood Reporter). A discussion with director follows screening.
Farewell, My Queen
7:30 pm - 9:10 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
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