Alicia Vikander and Jude Law on the croisette of the Cannes Film Festival for Firebrand
At the court of Henry VIII, Catherine Parr holds a special place. War raged as she, temporarily, was appointed regent during military campaigns. This assignment will be an opportunity to exercise a certain power and to spread the Protestant principles that are dear to him. The king, returning from the fight, condemns a friend of the queen to the stake for treason. Catherine then walks a tightrope, facing a husband capable of the worst atrocities. Firebrand is the story of Catherine Parr, sixth and last wife of Henry VIII, the one who survived the one who would inspire “Bluebeard”. Before her, all the king’s marriages failed. Worse yet, she killed two of his wives.
The film is based on the novel by Elizabeth Fremantle, The Queen’s Game, published in 2012. The British author details Catherine Parr’s troubled life at the Tudor court, a story of love and tyranny, manipulation and power. Not surprising to see Karim Aïnouz become attached to this powerful historical figure, moreover a female one. It pursues the staging of women in confrontation with the social order, as in The invisible life of Eurídice Gusmão, a melodrama about the emancipation of two sisters. This time he leaves Brazil to interfere in 16th century England settings, where he invites Alicia Vikander to embody a figure determined to establish his influence. On the croisette to parade in addition to the director Karim Aïnouz, Alicia Vikander And Jude Lawmany stars present including Michael Fassbender, Cecile de France, Irina Shayke. Here are all the photos: