Johannesburg: Thursday 9 August at 10 am at AFDA Cinema School, 41, Frost Avenue, Auckland Park
FREE but limited seats! Bookings essential at Gina@afda.co.za
About Benoit Jacquot
Born in Paris in 1947, he began his career as an assistant director before making his directorial debut in 1975 with L’ASSASSIN MUSICIEN. He has often worked with Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain and Virginie Ledoyen and has also made a name for himself with his television dramas and documentaries. He attended the Berlinale's Panorama section in 1996 with LA FILLE SEULE and in 2004 he directed Massenet’s opera Werther at the Royal Opera House in London.
FILMOGRAFIE Auswahl 1975 L’ASSASSIN MUSICIEN · 1977 LES ENFANTS DU PLACARD · 1979 LE RETOUR À LA BIEN-AIMÉE · 1981 LES AILES DE LA COLOMBE · 1982 UNE VILLA AUX ENVIRONS DE NEW YORK · 1986 CORPS ET BIENS · 1987BUISSON ARDENT · 1988 LES MENDIANTS · 1990 LA DÉSENCHANTÉE · 1993 LA PLACE ROYAL · 1994 MARIANNE · 1995 LA FILLE SEULE · 1997 LE SEPTIEME CIEL · 1998 PAR COEUR · 1998 L’ ÉCOLE DE LA CHAIR · 1999 PAS DE SCANDALE ·2000 LA FAUSSE SUIVANTE · SADE · 2001 TOSCA · 2002 ADOLPHE · 2004 À TOUT DE SUITE · 2004 PRINCESSE MARIE · 2006 L’INTOUCHABLE (Mostra international de Venise 2006) · 2009 VILLA AMALIA · 2010 AU FOND DES BOIS (Festival International du Film de Locarno, Mostra de Valencia 2010…) · 2011 LES ADIEUX À LA REINE (Opening film of the Berlinale 2012…)
Farewell my Queen
France-2011-1h40min - French with English subtitles
Director: Benoit Jacquot
Cast: Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Michel Robin
1789. On the eve of the French Revolution, those living at the Court of Versailles continue to lead carefree, uninhibited lives, far from the growing unrest in Paris. When news of the assault on the Bastille reaches the court's ears, the nobles flee along with their servants, deserting the palace… But Sidonie Laborde, a young reader of the Court who is devoted to the Queen, refuses to believe the rumours. She is certain that under Marie-Antoinette's protection she will come to no harm. Little does she know that these will be the last three days she will spend at her queen's side.
The French Film Festival in South Africa is organised by the French Institute of South Africa and the network of Alliance Française in South Africa as part of the France – South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 with the support of Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau and Unifrance Films.