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18:30 - 21:00 26 January 2016

UCL Art Museum Film Club: The Lady and the Duke


UCL Art Museum | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Join us for a screening of The Lady and the Duke (2001). This film takes an episodic look at a Scottish aristocrat and her relationship with Philippe, the Duke of Orleans, during the years of the French Revolution. Adapted from the memoirs of real-life aristocrat Grace Elliott, the film offers a morally complex and ambiguous view of this defining moment in French history. Throughout the Revolution, Elliott decides to stay in Paris, sticking stubbornly to her monarchist principles, despite living in the shadow of the guillotine. The streets of revolutionary Paris are brought to life through a painted backdrop created in the style of paintings from the period, with actors being filmed on a green screen in front of the scenes. Tension builds and the threat of violence becomes ever more real as the film progresses.


Jenny Wedgbury
+44 (0)203 5495737 | j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk


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