After its premiere earlier this year at The Berlin International Film Festival, we haven’t seen much from the French Marie Antoinette biopic, Farewell, My Queen. Today however, we have a whole bunch of new material from the film, including a trailer, poster, synopsis and a US release date. You can check it all out below.
The film, which stars Inglourious Basterds star Diane Kruger, is directed by Benoit Jacquot and based on Chantal Thomas’ novel. It “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.”
The trailer looks fantastic with stunning production design and a seemingly strong performance from Kruger. Though the subject material may not be for everyone, if you’re interested in the life of Marie-Antoinette, then I think this film will be quite a treat.
The synopsis for the film reads as follows:
“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.”
Farewell, My Queen stars Diane Kruger and will be released on July 13th, 2012 in the U.S.
Check out the trailer and poster below.