Farewell, My Queen

Farewell My Queen is a drama film that came out in the year 2012. The movie was made by French filmmakers. It was directed by Benoit Jacquot, produced by Jean Pierre Guerin and written by Benoit Jacquot as well. This movie covers the final days of the reign of Marie Antoinette. The movie goes by the perspective of one of her servants named Sidonie Laborde. Farewell My Queen opened in February 2012 at the Berlin International Film Festival along with being released in a number of other festivals as well. For those who like drama movies that cover historic events, this film will be very appealing and enjoyable.

The story begins in the year 1789 on the eve of France's revolution. In the Palace of Versailles the people still live their daily lives without interruption. They are not very concerned about the problems going on around them in Paris. As stated earlier the movie is show through the perspective of a young servant named Sidonie Laborde. Once word about the Bastille being stormed, many of the aristocrats of the palace leave out of fear of the government about to collapse. The people also leave the Royal Family of France as well. One of the very few people who doesn't leave is Sidonie Laborde who has romantic feelings for the Queen. Therefore she decides to stay with her. Laborde has a sense of security when around the Royal Family and this played a role in her decision not to flee the palace. In reality this will be the final three days she spends with the Queen of France before changes in the nation take place.

This film is one of the international independent movies that was released. Therefore it didn't get much recognition in North America. However it is still a quality movie that covers a significant historical event. Those who like movies about historic events and people will likely enjoy this film. The movie is an in depth drama about the final days of France before its historic revolution. Another thing that makes this movie interesting is the romantic feelings that the young servant had for the Queen. This is quite unusual and therefore creates a very interesting plot device.

Anyone who enjoys drama films will likely find this movie to be one of high quality. The story is very interesting and also has a good portrayal of France during its final days before the French Revolution. This movie provides a lot of perspective on human relationships along with a nation going through a significant change and subsequent transition.

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| 2012 | 1 hr 40 min | 6.3/10
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Benoit Jacquot
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English
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