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In 1789, on the eve of the French Revolution, those living at the Court of Versailles continue to lead carefree, uninhibited lives, far from the growing unrest in Paris. When news of the assault on the Bastille reaches the court’s ears, the nobles flee along with their servants, deserting the palace… But Sidonie Laborde, a young reader of the Court who is devoted to the Queen, refuses to believe the rumours. She is certain that under Marie-Antoinette’s protection she will come to no harm. Little does she know that these will be the last three days she will spend at her queen’s side.

FAREWELL, MY QUEEN (Dans les adieux à la reine) is Benoît Jacquot's extraordinarily atmospheric historical drama, starring Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) as Queen Marie Antoinette and Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) as her reader.

BENOÎT JACQUOT is a French film director who has had a varied career in European cinema. Born in Paris, he began his career as assistant director of Marguerite Duras films including Nathalie Granger, India Song and also actor in the 1973 short film La Sœur du cadre. Over his career he has directed nearly thirty films, including La Fille seule/A Single Girl starring Virginie Ledoyen and Benoit Magimel, L Ecole de la chair/The School of Flesh starring Isabelle Huppert, the period biopic Sade starring Daniel Auteuil, À Tout De Suite/Right Now, and a film version of the opera Tosca. In 2003, he directed Massenet's opera Werther conducted by Antonio Pappano at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Berlin International Film Festival 2012: Opening Night Selection
Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2012: Official Selection
COL*COA 2012: Official Selection
San Francisco International Film Festival 2012: Opening Night Selection

The film’s running time is 99 minutes; this film is rated R. In French; fully subtitled in English.

Official Website: http://cohenmedia.net/coming-soon/farewell-my-queen/
Official trailer:
San Francisco Chronicle article: http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/See-France-s-queen-sink-with-ship-in-Farewell-3686400.php

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