Sumptuous and intimate, Benoît Jacquot’s portrayal of court life at Versailles during four crucial days of the French Revolution is a fascinating picture of social breakdown—mounting chaos calmly observed.
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Una fastuosa producción de época (sobre el trágico destino de María Antonieta y los inicios de la revolución francesa) que reúna en una sola película a Virginie Ledoyen, Diane Kruger y Léa Seydoux (la fría asesina a sueldo de Misión Imposible 4), sencillamente no puede tener desperdicio.
Quite an interesting look at beauty, loyalty and seduction at the beginning of the French revolution. Léa Seydoux, consistently good, puts in another solid performance as Marie Antoinette's reader in this well plotted and subtle period piece that relies more on the relationships than it does on setting to reveal it's story. 3.5 stars
Such a beautiful film. The fact that it was so "visually pure" contrasted with the messiness of the story. For all the rats in the water you still wanted to touch it, for all the corruption of some characters you still wanted them to show up.
Loved it. Seydoux's performance was revelatory. I enjoyed how the frenzied camera movement communicated Sidonie's adolescent nervousness as well as the hectic lives of the servants at Versailles (which contrasts otherwise sweeping camera movements). Some scenes were very dreamlike, and there was something very ghostly and oneiric to the image of those people walking about dark Versailles corridors with lit candles.
I'm a sucker for anything Marie Antoinette related, so naturally I enjoyed this film. It was interesting to get a new perspective of this point of the Revolution, and Seydoux was as charming as ever. But, like another user stated, the film ended a little too soon.
Marie Antoinette and her queer fascination of a woman while being Queen of France is a sell-out. "Farewell, My Queen" puts the perpective on the monarch's reader, Sidonie (Léa Seydoux) who adores her queen (Diane Kruger). It's an interesting look of Marie Antoinette's private life, though I have to say, the story stops before it got better.