So, do yourself a favor, if you are going to see "Farewell, My Queen" (at the very least) peruse the Marie Antoinette Wiki page before going to see this film. This point of view which used elsewhere before works especially well here in allowing the viewer to follow the story as the characters find out themselves, as aided by the natural lighting. ^ Szalai, Georg (9 February 2012). Affrenchfilmfestival.org. Full Review… June 3, 2013 Simon Weaving Screenwize A mood of melancholy and the film is beautifully lit and shot. Les adieux la reine/Farewell, My Queen Laura Mason Johns Hopkins University We first see a hand scratching mosquito bites. The Independent. Side Note: Another issue many audiences will likely come across is how frivolously "Farewell, My Queen" throws its viewers right into the deep end of this story, with little exposition. Retrieved 18 June 2012.