Queen Margot

Directed by Patrice Chéreau | Written by: Danièle Thompson, Patrice Chéreau, after the Alexandre Dumas novel

This is a new restoration of Patrice Chéreau’s lavish historical drama QUEEN MARGOT (1994) starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role.

France, 1572, and during an uneasy break in the wars of religion, King Charles IX concludes a marriage of state between his sister, Margot, and King Henry of Navarre. the Queen is already plotting the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, and that’s just the beginning of the head-snapping side switches, non-stop scheming, sometimes accidental poisoning, double beheadings, and frenzied couplings.

The late Patrice Chéreau’s high octane adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel begins in fifth gear and never lets up, plunging in hip deep in history and into a dizzying array of characters, with passionate performances and a riveting, horrific staging of the Massacre. Winner of the Best Actress (Virna Lisi) Jury Prize, at the 1994 Cannes Festival, MARGOT was originally released in the U.S. in a truncated version – this is the complete 159- minute director’s cut.

French, Italian with English subtitles.
Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digitally August 26
US Distribution: Cohen Media

Queen Margot (1994)
159min, Drama | History, France/Italy/Germany
Directed by Patrice Chéreau
Written by: Danièle Thompson, Patrice Chéreau, Alexandre Dumas (novelist)
With: Isabelle Adjani, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Daniel Auteuil.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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