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Film Programs
The Warrior, the Reader, the Writer: Fantasy Figures in French Period Film
Farewell, My Queen

November 26 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Farewell, My Queen is told from the perspective of Sidonie (Léa Seydoux), Marie Antoinette’s personal reader during the rocky final days of the French monarchy. Benoît Jacquot based his film on Chantal Thomas’s novel, with virtually all of the action occurring at Versailles. As the official reader, Sidonie selects books and then reads them aloud to the queen, affording her a privileged position as she moves about the court. (Benoît Jacquot, 2012, subtitles, 100 minutes)

image courtesy Cohen Media Group

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