Celebrating Mary Queen of Scots at The Plaza New York #MaryQueenofScots

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Fans of period dramas, Mary Queen of Scots is for you! I got the chance to screen this sumptuous scenic film ahead of the holidays and I can always say that after watching a film based on actual history, it makes me want to go and re-learn the actual historic events around the film.


I was invited as media to the screening and after party. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Written by Christina Chin, who's hip, fashionable and located in New York City.

MY REVIEW




Saoirse Ronan plays Mary Stuart while Margot Robbie took on Queen Elizabeth I, both strong empowering women in a decidedly man’s world during the 16th century. Saoirse shines as free spirited Mary vs. Robbie’s strict Elizabeth as they need to both navigate the world of politics, love, betrayal, and defend their thrones.

The movie spans over a long period of time (around 20+ years) but the transitions are not always clear to the viewer and sometimes find years have passed from one scene to another. I did find the costumes and cinematography visually beautiful and reflective of each character’s style.

You can learn more about the life of these Queens in the below video featurette.


MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - "Courts and Queens" Featurette



After the screening, guests were invited to The Plaza Rose Club for a screening reception with light fare and specialty punches.





The Plaza was fully decorated for the holidays and sent guests home with traditional Scottish Dundee cakes to commemorate the screening.


MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - Official Trailer [HD]


SYNOPSIS

"Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary 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 (Robbie).

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.

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