The Berlinale's announced today that its 62nd edition will open on February 9 with the world premiere of Benoît Jacquot
's Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell, My Queen). "All the debauchery, betrayal, power and tragedy of Marie Antoinette's court in its last days witnessed by one of her readers," promises distributor Elle Driver, where you'll find a full synopsis and a few words from Jacquot. His film, set in Versailles at the dawn of the French Revolution, features Diane Kruger
as the Queen and Léa Seydoux
as one of her ladies-in-waiting and is based on Chantal Thomas
's award-winning novel. France Télévisions has a two-minute report from the set.
In other news. Ioncinema has begun counting down its "Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2012," starting with #100: Léos Carax's Holly Motors.
BAFTA will award its annual Fellowship to Martin Scorsese
on February 12.
"Film actress Salma Hayek
has been awarded one of