Marie Antoinette

About the Show

Without losing sight of the dire inequities in 18th-century France, this programme portrays Marie Antoinette as a sympathetic and courageous figure despite her name being synonymous with the excesses of the French monarchy. The film traces her journey from her childhood in the palaces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to her final hours in a squalid French prison cell. To tell the story of Marie Antoinette is to relive the great revolution that unleashed the forces that shaped our modern world.