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Farewell My Queen

Farewell My Queen

by Benoît Jacquot

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When idols vacillate

Review: Farewell My Queen

When idols vacillate

Panic in Versailles during the first days of the French Revolution. Léa Seydoux and Diane Kruger shine in the sumptuous film with modern undertones that opened Berlinale 2012. 

"The actresses act in the present not in the past"

Interview: Benoît Jacquot • Director

"The actresses act in the present not in the past"

How do you make a period drama modern? The director behind Farewell, My Queen, the film that opened the 62nd Berlinale, explains how he did it. 

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international title: Farewell My Queen
original title: Les Adieux à la reine
country: France, Spain
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2012
directed by: Benoît Jacquot
screenplay: Benoît Jacquot, Gilles Taurand
cast: Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky, Grégory Gadebois, Xavier Beauvois

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Berlinale 2012 In Competition
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