Jeanne du Barry official trailer and US release date
Jeanne du Barry (Stephanie Branchu | Why Not Productions)

Vertical debuted the official US trailer for Jeanne du Barry the historical drama film, based on a true story, directed by and starring Maïwenn as Jeanne du Barry, a French peasant woman who becomes the mistress of King Louis XV – played by Johnny Depp (speaking French).

Also starring in the film are Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud, Pierre Richard, Pascal Greggory, and India Hair

Release Date

Directed by Maïwenn, Jeanne du Barry world premiered as the opening film at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, and opens in US theaters starting May 2nd, 2024.

Synopsis

​Jeanne du Barry follows Jeanne Vaubernier (Maïwenn), a working-class woman determined to climb the social ladder, using her charms to escape her impoverished life. Her lover, the Comte du Barry (Poupaud), wishes to present her to King Louis XV (Depp) and orchestrates a meeting through the influential Duke of Richelieu (Richard). The encounter goes far beyond his expectations for it was love at first sight for the King and Jeanne. Through this ravishing courtesan, the king rediscovers his appetite for life and feels he can no longer live without her. Making Jeanne his last official mistress, scandal erupts as no one at Court will accept a girl from the streets into their rarified world.

Reviews

The Guardian review gave the film 3 of 5 stars, wrote, “It is a preposterous confection of a movie, like one of the rich sweetmeats being languidly nibbled at court, but very moreish, nonetheless. It is handsomely furnished and costumed with blue-chip character actors in the supporting roles and some wonderful locations and interiors at the Palace of Versailles itself.”

Variety review called the film a “too-polite period movie”, wrote, “The critics will come with knives sharpened, but let it be said: Maïwenn is a major filmmaker, and “Jeanne du Barry” demands to be taken seriously. As the end credits rolled, an older woman openly wept behind me, taking several minutes to pull herself together. Clumsy as the film can be, Maïwenn taps into the emotional core of a most unusual relationship, such that we mourn how and why it eventually dissolves.”

Official Trailer

Watch the official trailer for Jeanne du Barry

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