Benoit Jacquot’s 'Farewell My Queen' Starring Diane Kruger to Open Berlin Festival

4:33 AM PST 01/04/2012 by Scott Roxborough
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The actress plays Marie Antoinette in the period drama set in the early days of the French revolution.

COLOGNE, Germany - Farewell My Queen, a period drama from director Benoit Jacquot (The Untouchable) starring Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette, will open the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 9.

 

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The film, an adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ prize-winning novel of the same name, is set in the early days of the French revolution as people begin to revolt against the court of King Louis the XVI. The film co-stars Lea Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) and Virginie Ledoyen (Army of Crime).

 

In a rarity for an opening night film, Farewell My Queen will also run in competition for Berlin's Gold and Silver Bears.

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