Farewell, My Queen

Farewell, My Queen

Diane Kruger as seen in FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, a film directed by Benoit Jacquot. Picture courtesy of Cohen Media Group. All rights reserved.

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

Opened: 07/13/2012 Limited

Theaters (40+)07/13/2012
Angelika/NYC07/13/2012 - 08/16/201235 days
Lincoln Plaza07/13/2012 - 08/16/201235 days
Royal Theatre07/13/2012 - 08/09/201228 days
Playhouse 707/27/2012 - 08/23/201228 days
Town Center 507/27/2012 - 08/16/201221 days
Kendall Square...07/27/2012 - 08/09/201214 days
Monica 4-Plex08/03/2012 - 08/16/201214 days
Claremont 508/03/2012 - 08/09/20127 days
Fallbrook 708/10/2012 - 08/23/201214 days
Music Hall 308/17/2012 - 08/30/201214 days
Village East08/17/2012 - 08/23/20127 days
AMC Empire 2508/17/2012 - 08/23/20127 days

Trailer: Click for trailer

Genre: French Historical Drama (French, English, German and Italian w/English subtitles)

Rated: R for for brief graphic nudity and language.


Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoit Jacquot (A Single Girl, Seventh Heaven, Sade, Deep in the Woods) and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution.

Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Lea Seydoux as one of Marie's ladies-in-waiting, seemingly innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress's special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions. Diane Kruger gives her best performance to date as the ill-fated Queen and Virginie Ledoyen is the Queen's special friend Gabrielle de Polignac.