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Noosa Heads

Jeanne Du Barry Noosa Sun Matinee

This incredibly lush production is the tale of the woman who rose from a poor station to the Court of King Louis VX and beyond. Despised and ridiculed by his children and many of court, she became his favourite. Then Marie Antoinette appears. "Unmissable." Madame Figaro review

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Jeanne Du Barry  Noosa Sun Matinee
Jeanne Du Barry  Noosa Sun Matinee

Time & Location

19 May 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Noosa Heads, 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

About the Event

Jeanne Du Barry Film trailer HERE

Director: Maïwenn

Cast: Maïwenn, Johnny Depp, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Pascal Greggory, India Hair, Pauline Pollmann, Noémie Lvovsky

Duration: 117mins

Mature themes


The lavish new historical drama from writer/director Maïwenn (Mon Rois, Polisse), JEANNE DU BARRY is freely inspired by the life of the titular rags-to-riches  working-class woman who became the mistress of King Louis XV, played with  michevious command by Johnny Depp in his first French-language speaking role. Filmed on location at the Palace of Versailles.

18th Century, pre-Revolution France. Jeanne Bécu (Maïwenn), the illegitimate daughter of a monk, hungers for culture and pleasure, and is determined to escape her commoner upbringing. With charm and sharp wit, she builds a reputation as a skilled courtesan and her benefactor, the Comte du Barry (Melvil Poupaud from Stroke Of Luck) grows rich through her amorous encounters. Wishing to present her to the widowed King (Depp), a renowned womaniser, the Comte orchestrates a meeting through the influential Duke of Richelieu (Pierre Richard).

For Jeanne and Louis, it’s intoxication at first sight; soon the King, rediscovering his appetite for life, anoints her as his new favourite. Unapologetically ignoring propriety and etiquette, with the help of his valet La Borde (a scene-stealing Benjamin Lavernhe), Louis moves her into his Versailles palace, sparking both derision and scandal... and jeopardising relations with the newly-arrived Marie Antoinette (Pauline Pollmann), the Austrian queen-in-waiting.

Finding mordant delight in the intrigues and rituals of high court life, JEANNE DU BARRY is a visual feast – sumptuously filmed in 35mm and  featuring majestic costumes and production design, it traces a passionate woman, guilty only of trying to rise above her station,

Maïwenn delivers an exuberant and sensitive portrait of class, ambition and both the rewards and risks of living in the public eye.

"Unmissable."  Madame Figaro Magazine Review

"Magnificently staged. A classic but  also very contemporary  film." Le Parisien

"Mischievous. A sparkling tale where historical realism and fantasy combine."  Telerama

"Strikes straight to the heart with its tragic romanticism, its lyricism and its crafted dialogues which convey a fierce modernity." Le Journal Du Dimanche

"A subtle and well-crafted costume drama with plenty of satirical bite, laying bare the absurdity and chauvinism of court life. As a director, Maiwenn pays exhaustive attention to costume and production design, and also makes very inventive use of its Versailles locations." The Independent

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