Marie Antoinette
  • Jill Craigie Cinema

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AMENDMENT: Please note the screening of this film has been rescheduled and will now take place on the Tuesday 5 May 2015 | 19:00

Making the Modern film series

Director: Sophia Coppola

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davies, Steve Coogan.

Coppola’s third feature following The Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation is a ravishing feast for the senses. The film portrays the naïve teenager who was entirely unprepared to take her place in the turbulent history of 18th-century France. Lost among the rigid etiquette, brutal family infighting and merciless gossip of the French royal court, Marie Antoinette found her escape in the sensual pleasures of youth, but her frivolity made her the object of scandal and a convenient scapegoat for a society on the verge of revolution. Continuing her fascination with young women in search of identity and purpose this is a revisionist, impressionistic and stylised look at a victim of circumstance, with a blistering pop soundtrack. This film divided audience’s right down the middle at Cannes.

Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor (Reader) in Art History, Plymouth University, will introduce all the films in this series and will run question and answer sessions afterwards.

Tuesday 5 May 2015 | 19:00

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Tickets £6.60, Concessions £4.50, Free to Friends of Peninsula Arts

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