JEANNE DU BARRY
Drama and Historical | Running Time: 113 minutes
2023 / French
Country: France and Saudi Arabia
Maïwenn is a French actress, film director and screenwriter. From a childhood career in film, fostered by her mother Catherine Belkhodja, she turned as an adult to stand-up comedy, returning to the movie business when several film-makers saw her one-woman shows. In 2015, her film Mon Roi was selected to compete in Cannes, winning Emmanuelle Bercot the Best Actress award.
VOX Cinema 4 Red Sea Mall
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CastMaïwenn , Johnny Depp, Melvil Poupaud, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Pascal Gregory
ScriptwriterMaïwenn , Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Nicolas Livecchi
French king Louis XV – father of the Louis who lost his head to the French Revolution – was smitten when he first met Jeanne du Barry, a courtesan offered up by an ambitious count eager to curry royal favour. Johnny Depp plays Louis with desiccated charisma, while director Maiwenn plays Jeanne, a working-class woman who was also witty, well-read and had her own ambitions. With Louis she had a genuinely devoted partnership and real power, much to the chagrin of other court players, but with her king’s death came her downfall. Handsomely mounted, with many scenes filmed within the real Palace of Versailles, this historical romance is as seductive as its heroine and rich as the sweets constantly nibbled by the ladies plotting Jeanne’s defeat. Johnny Depp returns as French king Louis XV in this sumptuous account of the career of his most famous mistress, working-class courtesan Jeanne du Barry.