Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Foundation has just stated that they will be supporting ‘Jeanne du Barry,’ an 18th century French period drama co-written and starring filmmaker Maïwenn. This is the Red Sea Film Festival’s first international film, and the organisation is elated to be able to support prestigious talent including the skillful Johnny Depp and Maïwenn herself among others to curate a cinematic masterpiece. The CEO of Red Sea Film, Mohammed Al Turki has expressed ‘This is a film that immediately interested us, it’s an incredibly unique and ambitious biographical feature and a testament to our commitment to supporting new talent… We hope this collaboration will strengthen the ties between Saudi and French cinema and the first of many international films that we can support that advocate for women filmmakers.’

The film features the escapades of Madame du Barry, a courtesan who utilises her charm and allure to climb up the social hierarchies and makes King Louis XV fall in love with her whilst he remains oblivious of her social status and the rest follows. The movie is currently under production and is predicted to be released towards the end of the year, one of the prominent locations in the period piece includes the exuberant Versailles, we can’t wait to get a glimpse of the other just as impressive locations.

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