Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette ★★★★

Sofia Coppola lets us eat cinematic cake!

Marie Antoinette is a beautiful, brave, unconventional and occasionally self-indulgent take on history. Much contention has rested on its soundtracking of 18th century events with modern New Wave songs. However, this is less a drama about history per se and more about a free-spirited young woman suddenly trapped within a gilded cage and raring to spread her wings once more.

Kirsten Dunst turns in one of her richest performances and the visuals are stunning throughout. It's an earthy and sensual piece of work, best experienced in a chilled manner without expending too much thought on analysing its defiant idiosyncrasies.

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