Thursday, July 12, 2012

Farewell, My Queen

This weekend is going to be French filled for me.  Opening Friday is the new film Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux à la Reine) by by Benoît Jacquot and based on the novel Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas. It gives a fictional account of the last days of Marie Antoinette through the eyes a young servant who read to the queen and refused to leave her side. The film stars Diane Kruger as Marie AntoinetteLéa Seydoux as the servant, and Virginie Ledoyen as the duchesse de Polignac. Like Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette, it too was filmed at Versailles and is full of elaborate costumes which should make for a visual feast.  

The limited release of the film is perfectly timed to coincide with Bastille Day which is 14 July.  I look forward to stopping by the Bastille Day festivities on East 60th Street on Sunday, 15 July (12:00-5:00pm) that are hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française.    It should be a fun afternoon filled with pétanque, crêpescanelés,  fromages, and hopefully some macarons!  

Vive la France!


Karena said...

Heather I will look forward to seeing this film; love all things French!

Art by Karena

JWF said...

I will be doing the same, albeit in Boston! Enjoy the festivities!

Tabitha said...

Oh i'm going to a Bastille day party at the French Embassy, can't wait, but what oh what to wear?

dervla Kelly said...

can't wait to hear what you think of this film!

gp said...

Visual feast indeed! It may never actually make it to Detroit so savor it for me as well. I'll settle for the macarons and some champagne.

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Heather, What about Le Vin? Have a great week-end. I can't wait to experience the costume and set designs. Mary

Kate Luella said...

I can't wait to see this one, I loved sofia's version!! :)

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