Director: Sofia Coppola Run Time: 123 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 2006
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Asia Argento, Rose Byrne, Steve Coogan, Marianne Faithfull
Based on the biography of Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette takes a luscious look on the misunderstood Queen of France. By incorporating modern elements with the soundtrack and other periodic anachronistic objects, Coppola adds to her trilogy of films that explore life defining experiences of young women by making the 18th century accessible. Marie Antoinette, born in Austria and married off to become the Queen of France at a ridiculously young age, was a complex historical character who indulged, loved, and lost on extreme terms.