There are several movies, books, and even video games that center on one of the most infamous queens in our history, Marie Antoinette. For instance, it can be recalled that back in 2006, Sofia Coppola wrote, directed, and produced (together with 2 others) “Marie Antoinette,” which stars the beautiful Kirsten Dunst. And whenever such movies and stories are shown, the spotlight is non other than Marie Antoinette herself.
If you’re looking for something refreshing, something that touches on the topic of Marie Antoinette yet shifts the spotlight to another storyteller, watch “Farewell, My Queen.” As if that's not enough motivation, a twist won't let you see Marie Antoinette the same way again.
“Farewell, My Queen” is a French movie that tells the story of the days leading up to the Storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution. Instead of focusing on the riot, or Marie Antoinette, the spotlight is on one of the queen’s maidservants.
"Farewell, My Queen" is based on a novel with the same title written by Chantal Thomas.
Did Benoît Jacquot did a good job in this movie? Find out more in this review.