Film: Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux Á La Reine) 2012
- Thursday, October 11, 2018
- Graham Auditorium/Hillyer Hall, 7:00 PM | Free
Directed by Benoît Jacquot. In French with English subtitles. 1:40 minutes - R
In conjunction with the special exhibition Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment.
Adapted from the best selling feminist novel by Chantal Thomas, the film re-imagines three days at the Palace of Versailles leading up to the French Revolution. The story is told through the eyes of Marie Antoinette’s (fictional) servant and personal reader, Sidonie Laborde. As Sidonie’s attachment to the Queen deepens, Marie Antoinette’s (non-fictional) friendship with Duchess Gabrielle de Polignac intensifies.