Movie audiences who are enthusiasts of the history of the British Royal family will certainly have the latest movie, “Mary Queen of Scots,” in their must-see list.
The historical drama film is based on the biography, “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart” by historian, John Alexander Guy.
Acclaimed British theater and movie director, Josie Rourke, marks the film as her first. “Mary Queen of Scots” is focused on the tempestuous existence of the titular character.
Mary Stuart lived in the 16th century and professed Roman Catholicism as her religion. She had been crowned as queen when she was merely an infant.
The independent and fierce feminist, played by “Lady Bird” actress Saoirse Ronan, was raised in France and later married its king.
Before turning 20 years old, Mary became a widow. She then went back to Edinburgh, Scotland to gain the Scottish monarchy in 1561.
However, the attainment of this objective proved thorny for the young royal as the era was undergoing the Protestantism wave. News about her ascension brought paranoia in the island.
Elizabeth I, Mary’s cousin, has chosen to become a spinster because she reckoned that getting married would be a threat to her power.
Portrayed by “Suicide Squad” actress Margot Robbie, the then Queen of England was in quiet agreement to have her Catholic relative to ascend the Scottish throne since she did not have an heir.
However, these two women’s relationship was marred by a power struggle incited by the predatory male advisers, making the effortless attainment of the crown truly difficult for Mary.
“Mary Queen of Scots” is a darkly compelling historical dramatization of the struggle for control between the two female regents.
It quite interesting that it is currently raking in movie awards nominations.
Robbie has been recommended for the best-supporting-actress prizes at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards and the upcoming 72nd British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards.
In the forthcoming 91st Academy Awards, the film has received the best costume design and the best makeup and hairstyling accolades as well.