Farewell, My Queen (Blu-ray)

Directed by Benoit Jacquot

Release Year: 2012
Running Time: 100
UPC: 7 41952 73819 0
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
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Cast
Lea Seydoux
Diane Kruger
Virginie Ledoyen

Crew
Directed by Benoit Jacquot

"A pleasure to be savored." - The New York Times

FAREWELL, MY QUEEN marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît 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 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. Diane Kruger gives her best performance to date as the ill-fated Queen and Virginie Ledoyen is the Queen’s special friend, Gabrielle de Polignac.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Benoit Jacquot and Kent Jones Discuss Farewell, My Queen (1080p; 20:28) | Interviews (480i; 22:26) | Trailer

" [A] tense, absorbing, pleasurably original look at three days in the life and lies of a doomed monarch..."-- The New York Times


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