Les Adieux a la Reine
France, Spain | 2012 | Benoît Jacquot
The last days of Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger) are seen through the eyes of a sympathetic and loyal servant, her reader (Léa Seydoux), in this lavish historical drama. Set at Versailles and beginning on the first Bastille Day (July 14, 1789), the movie co-stars Virginie Ledoyen as a countess with whom the queen is secretly in love. “Critics’ Pick…[A] tense, absorbing, pleasurably original look at three days in the life and lies of a doomed monarch.” –The NY Times. East Side Cleveland premiere.
100 min. 35mm. Subtitles.
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