A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
In July 1789, the French Revolution is rumbling. Far from the turmoil, at the Château de Versailles, King Louis XVI, Queen Marie-Antoinette and their courtiers keep on living their usual carefree lives. But when the news of the storming of the Bastille reaches them, panic sets in and most of the aristocrats and their servants desert the sinking ship, leaving the Royal Family practically alone. Which is not the case of Sidonie Laborde, the Queen's reader, a young woman, entirely devoted to her mistress; she will not give her up under any circumstances. What Sidonie does not know yet is that these are the last three days she will spend in the company of her beloved Queen... Written by
This movie is great and absolutely well-described in this article http://www.frenchcultureguide.com/03/review-farewell-my-queen/ I really loved it because we never saw this period before. It is really interesting to see Marie-Antoinette this way. And the actresses are really great. I discovered Lea Seydoux and already knew Diane Kruger who is beautiful. This movie has absolutely changed the image I had of French movies. I really thought it interesting, touching and not fixed in the past - we can all identify ourselves in many situations of the movie, and understand how much the present is fragile. Even if Farewell My Queen is a historic movie, human feelings, actions and preoccupations are pretty much the same as today. I really has a few knowledge about this period and thanks to this movie and would like to know more and more about the French Revolution - this movie is a kind of French Revolution for me. Nice job Frenchies!
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