Marie Antoinette (2006)
You can watch Marie Antoinette online on Amazon prime and on Netflix.
Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, Jason Schwartzman as Louis XVI of France and Rip Torn as Louis XV of France.
Apart from the first few scenes of the movie where we see Maria Antonia in the Hofburg Palace in Austria, most scenes of this film are recorded at the Palace of Versailles.
That is actually the small and secluded habitat where the life of Marie Antoinette took place until the start of the French Revolution.
The film does not dwell on the political and historical issues that led to that revolution. It merely depicts the reality of the life of this royal family, living in their golden cage.
It is a feel-good movie with beautiful dresses and outrageous hairdos, showing a life of partying, gambling, eating and drinking. Meanwhile, you feel the pressure on this teenage Queen, who got married at age 15 to a 16-year-old boy and becomes queen at age 19. The pressure to produce an heir, to behave, to live up to the expectations of her mother (the empress of Austria) and her brother, and that of all courtiers that are watching every step she takes.
The costumes in the 2006 film "Marie Antoinette" are one of the main characters, if you ask me.
Sofia Coppola collaborated with costume designer Milena Canonero to create visually striking and unique costumes that reflect the spirit of the time period and the people.
While the costumes in the film may not be historically accurate in terms of precise replication of 18th-century French fashion, they are intentionally designed to convey the essence and atmosphere of the era.
The film takes a more subjective and interpretive approach to historical accuracy. You might even come across a pair of Converse All Start shoes when you look closely!
The film ends with the Royal family leaving Versailles Palace at dawn. They don't know where they are going, and neither is it explained to the viewer what happens next. The last shot is of Marie Antoinette's bedroom, shattered by the angry mob. It says enough, we all know how it ended.
Watch the Marie Antoinette (2006) Official Trailer on Youtube