Marie Antoinette

An adroit commentary on desire and the loneliness of being female in a world that knows how to use you but not how to value and understand you, Sofia Coppola’s insightful film reveals little about the politics of the period.  This is because we are entirely within Marie’s world.  And this world is fully contained within Versailles, which shuts out all external reality.  It is a self-governing architectural island, much like Charles Foster Kane’s  Xanadu – where politics, reality and poverty have no place.
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