FRANCE, SPAIN • DRAMA • 100 MINS • 2011 • M
Directed by: BENOÎT JACQUOT
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois
French, English, German & Italian with English subtitles
This is an opportunity to re-experience director Benoît Jacquot’s excellence, with a lush visual feast that was a huge success screening internationally to award-winning praise.
Magnificently shot and delivered by a superb cast, this film delves into an exquisite, dying world with such intimacy, it’s as if we are experiencing this significant piece of French history ourselves.
Mark Ledbury, Power Professor of Art History at the University of Sydney, and a scholar of Eighteenth-Century France, will introduce this sumptuous and thought-provoking film which uses a compelling human story to illuminate not only the historical figure of Marie-Antoinette but also the fragility and sumptuousness of Versailles before the Revolution.
After the film Mark will be delighted to take questions – and the Film is presented in conjunction with the Power Institute (www.powerpublications.com.au) and the exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace http://nga.gov.au/Versailles/
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace:
6.30pm Screening + Q&A