Country: France / Spain
Review: “Farewell, My Queen” is a solid drama set in 1789’s Versailles, right after the taking of Bastille, when the French people were asking for the Government’s fall as well as the aristocrats' heads. Queen Marie Antoinette didn’t hide her love for the Duchess Gabrielle de Polignac and set up a plan to save her from slaughter. With this purpose in mind, she will use her passionate reader Sidonie, who will do everything to prove her true and secret love for the queen. This is a movie that lives of small enthralling details. I think that its images' grace overcomes the plot itself. The light was used in a very attractive way and the dialogues were smart enough to make the typical gossips work fine. Competent direction by Benoit Jacquot and firm performances by Lea Seydoux and Diane Kruger.