Mary Queen of Scots – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

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Mary Queen of Scots
UK | 2018 | 125’ | DCP | Colour | English | Group: C

Director: Josie Rourke

2018/12/11 19:00 Macao Tower


Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.


Josie Rourke

The UK’s Josie Rourke is the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, a theatre in central London. She succeeded Sam Mendes and Michael Grandage in the role and is the first woman director to rum a major London theatre. Among the successful productions she has overseen are Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston, Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Janet McTeer and Dominic West and Saint Joan with Gemma Arterton. She co-created the play The Vote with James Graham and Judi Dench starred in the production which was broadcast live on UK election night and nominated for a BAFTA for best live event. She was previously artistic director of The Bush Theatre, and has directed numerous productions in the UK and US.


Director Josie Rourke

Cast Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan

Scriptwriter Beau Wilimon

Cinematographer John Mathieson

Editor Chris Dickens

Production Designer James Merifield

Music Max Richter

Costumes Alexandra Byrne

Producers Tim Bevan, Eric Felher, Debra Hayward

Production Working Titles, Focus Features

Distributor Universal Pictures (Hong Kong) Limited

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