Daily Briefing. Benoît Jacquot's "Farewell, My Queen" to Open the Berlinale

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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.

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