Mary Queen of Scots (2013)

Mary Queen of Scots (2013)

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Historical biopic based on Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig's 1935 biography, Maria Stuart. More than 400 years after she was executed by Elizabeth, the Protestant Queen of England, Mary Stuart (played by Camille Rutherford) remains the most enigmatic royal in Britain's history. 

Director Thomas Imbach told the Guardian he has tried to represent her as "neither a saintly heroine motivated by Catholicism nor ambitious queen obsessed with power, but as a modern woman, passionate and fragile". 

2013Rating: M120 minsSwitzerland, FranceEnglish and French with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance

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Mary Queen of Scots (2013) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

The very nature of the monarch’s often inconsistent behavior trips [the director] up — that, plus a weak lead and an ambiguous relationship to the notion of costume drama.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

An intimate version – rather than an all-singing, all-dancing epic drama – the dwells on personalities and discussion rather than armies, ships and battles.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A serious-minded biopic that never quite gets into the head of the protagonist.

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Mary Queen of Scots (2013) | Release Details

Mary Queen of Scots (2013) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Beamafilm.