Sony releases Marie Antoinette in India


MUMBAI: Sony Pictures has released Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette in Mumbai on 22 June 2007.


The film stars Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston and Steve Coogan, and is based on the book Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser.


“My main objective was to not make a big, historical epic. Her life is a huge historical chronicle, and while I was respectful of that, I wanted to tell a much more impressionistic story from Marie Antoinette’s point of view as we watch her grow and mature.  Most of the stories we know about her come from other people’s perceptions of her. I was much less interested in the political and historical views of her and more in her personal experience. Rather than a stuffy, formal portrait, I wanted to reveal the way people must have behaved when they were behind closed doors,” says Sofia Coppola of her original approach to Marie Antoinette.