At the time I was scheduling this blog post, I had not known that a couple of weeks later I would have the opportunity to see Les Adieux á la Reine or Farewell, My Queen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (please look out for review later this week).
To get iluvcinema.com’s ‘French’ week started (you should detect a pattern with the posts), let’s take a look at another entry in my travelogue – the magnificent Palace of Versailles just outside of Paris.
As I learned yesterday during the Q&A session following the film, this landmark is the most expensive place to shoot in France and you can only shoot on Mondays (the only day that it is closed to the public).
I guess this bit of information means that the following films faves of mine are in quite exclusive company:
- The Earrings of Madame De … (directed by Max Ophüls)
- Funny Face (directed by Stanley Donen)
- Paris Blues (directed by Martin Ritt)
- Valmont (directed by Milôs Forman)
- Midnight in Paris (directed by Woody Allen)
And before anyone asks about Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette, NO, I have not seen it.
Let me know what you thought of this film, or any film that I might have missed, in the comments field below.
Que plus tard …
* forgive the poor French, I studied Spanish in school (thus, the translations are courtesy of Google Translate).