Queen Margot

Le 14/03/2019 de 20:00 à 23:00
Rue de Saint-Amand, 45100 Orléans, France


Screening at Le Bouillon, the Université d'Orléans performance hall As part of the "History Makes Its Own Cinema" series

She is beautiful, she is Catholic, she is the king’s sister, her name is Marguerite de Valois. Her brother nicknamed her Margot. Henri de Navarre is a Protestant, it is said that he is badly brought up, badly shaved, that he smells like garlic and sweat. They are married by force. This is a political manoeuvre: we must reconcile the French, torn apart by the wars of religion. Six days after the wedding celebrated at Notre-Dame, it will be the night of Saint-Barthélemy. In the middle of that night of horror, a young man pierced by sword blows knocked desperately at Margot’s door. The Mole is Protestant, he must die like the others. But Margot hides him, takes care of him and starts loving him. That night everything changes…

France – 1994 – 2h39
DE Patrice Chéreau
WITH Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez, Dominique Blanc, Virna Lisi, Pascal Greggory…
PRESENTATION Christian Renoux, Senior Lecturer in Modern History



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