Mary Queen of Scots

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The movie “Mary Queen of Scots” was trend­ing on Google Fri­day fol­low­ing its re­lease in the­aters. It brings to­gether Acad­emy Award nom­i­nees Saoirse Ro­nan as Mary Stu­art, Mar­got Rob­bie as Elizabeth I and David Tennant as John Knox.

Di­rected by Josie Rourke and scripted by “House of Cards” cre­ator Beau Wil­limon, the film is set in the 16th cen­tury when Eng­land is ruled by Elizabeth I.

Her cousin Mary Stu­art has been liv­ing in France, but re­turns to Scot­land aged 18 to re­claim the Scot­tish throne. The his­tor­i­cal drama, about the ri­valry and re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two mon­archs, has been broadly de­scribed by crit­ics as en­ter­tain­ing and praised for its de­sign and cos­tume, al­though it has been panned for in­ac­cu­ra­cies by one his­to­rian who said the two queens never met.

Dr. Estelle Paranque told the BBC that Mary, who was raised in France, did not have a Scot­tish ac­cent, like Ro­nan does in the film, and that the ini­tial friend­ship de­picted in the movie trailer never ex­isted.

The film is based on “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stu­art” by John Guy and pre­miered in New York ear­lier this week. storm the event, where a va­ri­ety of prod­ucts are sold, as it is one of the big­gest an­nual sales in the coun­try.

The 17th Mar­rakech Film Fes­ti­val in Morocco closes to­day, where 14 films are com­pet­ing against each other. The di­verse lineup in­cludes movies from Egypt, Tu­nisia and Ja­pan.

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